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The killing of the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo has received the attention one could only expect. I don't care to join in the bashing and blaming, but I do think this is the right time to ask a far more basic question. Why do we need zoos?
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The exact date of Elly's birth isn't known, as she was born in the wild. But she has lived at the zoo since April 1974.
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According to Jessie Bushell, San Francisco Zoo Director of Conservation and Western pond turtle Species Survival Plan (SSP) Coordinator: "The Western pond turtle's presence is a strong indicator of our ecosystem's health."
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Throughout the late 17th and early 18th century, hats appeared to be for the birds. Or at least, made of them. Oodles of feathers from exotic species, and sometimes even an entire stuffed bird, would be the main ornament of choice on ladies' millinery.
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The flock of stylish femmes were greeted and graciously hosted by Lori Shigekane, Charley Zeches and Mindy Henderson. It was an uplifting exploration of psychology, zoology and what truly defines an "Exotic Bird."
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A styrofoam coral reef, a water bottle jelly fish and a plastic whale ribcage are some of the giant sealife sculptures featured
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For the past five months, the zoo has been carefully transitioning her care from the staff over to her western lowland gorilla
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The San Francisco Zoo just welcomed six newborn Chacoan peccaries, an endangered species once thought to be extinct. The
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Just two days after being born, the yet-to-be-named baby gorilla smiled for the camera, photobombing the lens with her adorable
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Story continues after photo. A lot like boarding school, Fish School keeps the little ones separated from the rest of the
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(SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS) This calf is the third born to an 11-year old giraffe name Kristen that the zoo acquired from Busch
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The baby girl will be named during ZooFest, the organization's annual fundraiser, which takes place May 11. Tickets to the
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"This is our way of showing support for the 49ers and Alex Boone," Communications Director Abigail Tuller told The Huffington
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Tallulah, the matriarch of the chimpanzee troop, passed away January 6 from heart disease complicated by breast cancer. Estimated
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Let's be honest. Penguins are pretty much the coolest arctic bird out there. If the video isn't enough to fill your fix of
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Take a look at some photos from the birthday festivities below, and then scroll through the slideshow to see the zoo's other
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A sign outside the langur's exhibit encourages visitors to touch the Giants logo for good luck. Officials are encouraging
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Baird Tapirs are among the world's most endangered creatures; fewer than 5,000 are left in the wild. Semi-aquatic and nocturnal
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San Francisco Zoo officials delighted at the sight of their baby red-necked wallaby, who peeked his head out into the world
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"He was a handsome guy!" added San Francisco Zoo Executive Director Tanya Peterson to The Huffington Post. Take a look at