Precious primates! Two gorillas born at the Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo’s summer season is already off to an exciting start.Two western lowland gorillas were born at the zoo in the past six weeks, adding to the largest group of the endangered species in North America.

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Cat stuck in a tree? These rescuers have you covered

Linus the cat had been stuck in a tree for five days by the time his owner, Debbie Bitts, contacted Tom Otto. The Bitts family, of Graham, Wash., had tried everything to coax their 3-year-old tabby down.image

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Dallas Zoo will raise cheetah cubs with special friend — a Labrador puppy

The Dallas Zoo will raise a pair of cheetah cubs with a Labrador retriever puppy, believing the dog will be a calming influence on the big cats as they grow to adulthood.The 8-week-old male cheetahs Winspear and Kamau have arrived in Dallas, the zoo said, after a team of experts spent two weeks with them at their birthplace, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va. T… Continue reading

Boston College brings back live bald eagle mascot after 47 years

In an effort to reconnect to its past, Boston College has brought back a symbol of America that has not been seen at an Eagles home football game in 47 years.Through a partnership with Zoo New England, the school will have a live eagle mascot at all of their home football games at Alumni Stadium this fall. On game days, a 9-year-old bald eagle will be at the Flynn Recreation Complex on campus for … Continue reading

Snow leopard cub with storybook beginnings makes debut at Bronx Zoo

An adorably energetic snow leopard cub made his debut at the Bronx Zoo on Tuesday, almost five months after his birth on April 9.How the unnamed cub ended up at the zoo is the stuff of storybooks — literally. His orphaned father, Leo, garnered global attention when a shepherd rescued him in the Himalayan mountains of Pakistan at less than 2 months old. Leo was handed over to Pakistani authorities … Continue reading