Association of Zoos and Aquariums

  • BUFFALO Jul 26, 2019

    Trudy, Believed the Oldest Gorilla in Captivity, Dies at 63

    The Little Rock Zoo says Trudy, believed to be the oldest Western Lowland gorilla in captivity, has died at age 63. Zoo spokeswoman Susan Altrui said zookeepers found Trudy dead when they checked on her Wednesday morning. Altrui says Trudy was the oldest gorilla in the records of zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, an international accrediting...

  • Massachusetts Apr 18, 2019

    Names Chosen for Stone Zoo's Bush Dog Puppies

    NBC10 Boston, necn and the Stone Zoo asked you to help us name two bush dog puppies — one female and one male — born last year. We received more than 100 name suggestions from viewers. The zoo then narrowed them down to three female names and three male names and you voted.

  • Associated Press Jan 1, 2019

    Animal Advocates: Fatal Zoo Mauling Shows Need for Crackdown

    The fatal mauling of a zoo intern by a lion that escaped from a locked pen illustrates the need for North Carolina regulators to crack down on unaccredited exhibitors of dangerous animals, animal welfare advocates said Monday. Alexandra Black, 22, was attacked Sunday while cleaning an animal enclosure with other staff members. It was at least the 10th instance of...

  • food Jul 18, 2018

    Official: Escaped Jaguar Bit Through Steel Cable Barrier

    A jaguar that killed nine other animals during a weekend escape from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo is believed to have bitten through a steel-cable barrier that forms the roof of its habitat, the zoo’s managing director said Tuesday. Kyle Burks told reporters at a zoo news conference Tuesday that the jaguar apparently slipped through the resulting small gap...

  • BOSTON Nov 4, 2017

    Gorilla to Move From Boston to New Orleans

    A resident of the Franklin Park Zoo is moving to Louisiana in hopes of starting his own family.

  • North Carolina May 30, 2017

    Young Giraffe Dies at Pennsylvania Zoo After Neck Injury

    A young giraffe recently brought to a Pennsylvania zoo has died after injuring his neck during unexplained aggressive behavior, zoo officials said.

  • Florida Mar 20, 2017

    Boys Sneak Into Czech Zoo Enclosure and Stone Flamingo to Death

    A flamingo was beaten to death and another seriously injured by three young boys who snuck into the pink-feathered birds’ enclosure at a Czech zoo, according to a statement from the Jihlava Zoo. The trio of boys, ages 5, 6 and 8, kicked and pelted the flamingos with stones before escaping when employees at the zoo, located 80 miles outside...

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