This baby polar bear playing in the snow at the Detroit Zoo will melt your heart
Watch these videos of a baby polar bear from the Detroit Zoo experiencing snow for the very first time. This little bear, who has a twin, was born at the Detroit Zoo in January to 8-year-old Suka and 16-year-old Nuka. Suka has give birth twice in the past few years, but unfortunately, those baby bears did not survive. This is the first time a polar bear has been born and raised in the Zoo in more than 15 years. The twin polar bears don’t have names yet, but they are doing just fine and adjusting to this new life.
Polish zoo captures rare mouse-deer birth on video
WARSAW – A zoo in Poland says it's the first to have captured on video the birth of a rare Philippine mouse-deer, and everyone's hoping it’s a male so it can help the endangered species breed. The night birth on Nov. 10 at 2:24 a.m. at the Wroclaw Zoo was filmed by a camera in the stall. It has given experts some knowledge on the mouse-deer’s birth process and the first actions of a newborn, including that it begins to nurse quite quickly. “It is a conservation milestone for this species,” the head of the Wroclaw Zoo, Radosław Ratajszczak was quoted as saying in a statement Tuesday. Their population is shrinking as they lose habitat to palm oil plantations, the Wroclaw Zoo said.
Mill Mountain Zoo Halloween tradition continues
ROANOKE, Va. - Zoo Boo took place Saturday at Mill Mountain Zoo. The zoo opened its gates to parents and children to collect candy and enjoy activities. Zoo members were able to get in for free. However, others had to pay regular admission price to the Zoo. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
Santa Barbara Zoo euthanizes Little Mac, its last elephant
Brent Lewin/Getty ImagesSANTA BARBARA, California (CNN) - Little Mac, Santa Barbara Zoo's last elephant, has been euthanized after a series of health issues, the zoo said. After two weeks of a sharp decline in her health, the zoo decided to enter Little Mac into hospice care several days before her death. Dr. Julie Barnes, the zoo's director of animal care and health, said in a press statement before Little Mac's death. Melinda Morgan-Stowell, a guest service manager at the zoo, told CNN Saturday that Little Mac was the last elephant the zoo will ever have. Current regulations require far more room than the zoo has, so the zoo's elephant program and exhibit will be permanently closed, she said.