Slow loris viral video refugees seek new life at Perth Zoo after trafficking threat

Slow loris viral video refugees seek new life at Perth Zoo after trafficking threat

Updated May 07, 2018 18:18:30 Perth Zoo’s newest arrivals may have narrowly avoided a bleak future of social media stardom. The two slow lorises — a three-and-a-half-year-old male and 10-year-old female — have spent the past month in quarantine, after leaving their home at Singapore Zoo. Not much is known …

Baby giraffe ‘ready to mingle’ after being rejected by mother at Monarto Zoo

Baby giraffe ‘ready to mingle’ after being rejected by mother at Monarto Zoo

Posted May 02, 2018 18:16:16 Photo: Baby Eyelean frolics with another giraffe at Monarto Zoo. (Supplied: Geoff Brooks, Zoos SA) A baby giraffe rejected by its first-time mother has now returned to the herd at Monarto Zoo after being hand-raised by keepers. She is “healthy, strong and ready to mingle” …

Kangaroo dies in Chinese zoo after visitors throw rocks ‘to make it hop’

Kangaroo dies in Chinese zoo after visitors throw rocks ‘to make it hop’

Posted April 20, 2018 20:13:30 Photo: Visitors to Fuzhou Zoo in southern China reportedly sometimes threw stones at kangaroos to make them jump around. (ABC TV) Zoo authorities in China say a kangaroo has been killed and another injured at Fuzhou Zoo in south-eastern Fujian province after visitors threw rocks …

Critically endangered western lowland gorilla born in Smithsonian zoo

Critically endangered western lowland gorilla born in Smithsonian zoo

Posted April 17, 2018 10:39:12 Video: Mum Calaya delivers baby Moke and cuddles and kisses her moments later (ABC News) A US zoo has welcomed the birth of a male western lowland gorilla this week, a breed listed as critically endangered due to disease and poaching. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo …

Australia’s only flamingo euthanased at Adelaide Zoo for health reasons

Australia’s only flamingo euthanased at Adelaide Zoo for health reasons

Posted April 07, 2018 10:40:13 Photo: Chile, pictured here in 2016, is believed to have been the only remaining flamingo in Australia. (Zoos SA: Adrian Mann) Related Story: Elderly flamingo with arthritis dies at Adelaide Zoo Related Story: Teens charged with bashing blind, 75yo flamingo Adelaide Zoo’s remaining flamingo — …

Perth Zoo sun bear Jamran gets dental check-up

Perth Zoo sun bear Jamran gets dental check-up

Updated April 04, 2018 15:38:09 Photo: Jamran, who is 17, is to be put on a new diet. (ABC News: Samuel Yang) Related Story: Perth Zoo’s breeding program restricted Related Story: African lion Mandela dies during dental surgery at Perth Zoo Perth Zoo sun bear Jamran has been rescued from …

Adelaide Zoo pandas, meerkats and lions tuck into Easter treats

Adelaide Zoo pandas, meerkats and lions tuck into Easter treats

Posted March 29, 2018 15:42:48 Photo: Fu Ni’s Easter rabbit was filled with panda cake and fruit. (ABC News: Claire Campbell) Related Story: Naughty or nice, Adelaide zoo residents get early Christmas gifts Related Story: Giant panda Fu Ni goes into fake labour at Adelaide Zoo While many of us …

Baby cheetah and puppy make unlikely best friends at Canberra’s National Zoo

Baby cheetah and puppy make unlikely best friends at Canberra’s National Zoo

Updated March 28, 2018 14:50:30 Photo: Zama the border collie-cross-Malinois is the more dominant one — but that will unlikely last. (ABC News: Clare Sibthorpe) The African wild and suburban backyard have come together to form an unlikely friendship at Canberra’s National Zoo and Aquarium. An extremely rare case for …

The Perth Zoo baby giraffe whose parents did not waste any time getting down to business

The Perth Zoo baby giraffe whose parents did not waste any time getting down to business

Posted March 27, 2018 16:18:01 Video: Giraffe calf goes on display at Perth Zoo (ABC News) A female giraffe calf born at Perth Zoo three weeks ago has made its public debut. The calf is the result of a whirlwind romance between the zoo’s giraffe bull Armani and female Kitoto, …