All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘zoo’

Suicide By Crocodile: Thai Woman Eaten Alive At Zoo

An elderly Thai woman committed suicide by crocodile last Friday by jumping into a pit full of the fierce predators. The 65-year-old woman was identified as Wenpai Inyai after police found her healthcare card floating in the water after she jumped. Inyai reportedly went to the Samut Prakarn Crocodile Farm & Zoo on Friday, and was caught by CCTV leaving …

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Netflix Deals With CBS For ‘Zoo’ Series

Netflix announced that it will be the exclusive subscription video-on-demand service in the U.S. for the new CBS drama Zoo, based on the bestselling James Patterson (co-authored with Michael Ledwidge) novel of the same name. The show will premiere on CBS next summer, and will become available to U.S. Netflix subscribers immediately after its thirteen-episode run. “We’’re excited to expand …

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Burmese Python Massage Available In Zoo

Everyone likes a good massage; relaxing and releasing the stress of the day. But what if the massage was a snake massage? That’s right … a SNAKE massage! This is exactly what the Cebu City Zoo in the Philippines offers their visitors. Sounds crazy right? Well, according to the snake handlers, the snake massage is actually quite calming and therapeutic, …

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Elephant Kills Zookeeper In Missouri

An elephant has reportedly showed its aggression and killed the zookeeper that was working with her, in a zoo in Missouri. Patience, an elephant that has a history of aggression toward handlers, attacked and crushed her keeper on Friday morning. The keeper was a veteran at the zoo, and died in an unavoidable incident, when Patience decided to charge at …

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Snake Handler Dons Google Glass To Show Us How She Inspects Venomous Snakes

Google Glass offers us a chance to see the world through the eyes of some of the most interesting professions in the world. The Taronga Zoo in Sydney has already shown us what a day in the life of a zookeeper is like, and now the Houston Zoo shows us what life is like for those who handle dangerous animals. …

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Media Falsely Reports Gorilla for Being Sexist

Meet Patrick, a 23-year-old single male Texan residing in Dallas, who is also a 430-pound Western lowland gorilla that was recently mistaken for hating women (gorilla women in particular). You see, a lot of media reports (MailOnline, E!, Fox News, ABC) picked up on the sensationalism that Patrick was a sexist ape, when really, he just prefers to be alone, …

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Misundertood Gorilla Being Booted From Dallas Zoo

Patrick, a 23-year-old Western lowland gorilla, is being kicked out of the Dallas Zoo for anti-social behavior. The 430-pound silverback bachelor, known for his geniality while among visitors and zoo staff, has shown little interest in forming any meaningful bonds with his gorilla contemporaries, during his 18-year stint in Dallas. According to a statement issued by Dallas Zoo staff, Patrick …

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Zoo Dog: Lion Cage Yields Surprise For Visitors

A Chinese zoo is facing some backlash today after some visitors noticed that a “lion” was barking. The Henan Zoo in the People’s Park of Luohe had placed a large Tibetan mastiff–a breed which has a fluffy mane around its head–inside the lion’s cage without an explanation. Now, paying visitors say they feel ripped off. “The zoo is absolutely cheating …

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Baby Elephant In Pool Is Your Daily Cute

A baby elephant at the Fort Worth Zoo is getting quite a bit of attention after a video of her playing in a kiddie pool went viral. Baby Belle, who was born July 7, is only the second Asian elephant to be born at the zoo in over a hundred years, so her popularity was already a given. But when …

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Pudu Deer: World’s Smallest Deer Born In New York

A tiny baby Southern pudu deer has been born at the Queens Zoo, and a photo of her has gone viral due to her extreme cuteness. The doe–whose name hasn’t been announced yet–weighed just one pound when she was born last month to mom Josephine and dad Hamilton and will only grow to be about 20 pounds and a foot …

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Gorilla Taunting Leads To Animal’s Retaliation

A gorilla at the Dallas Zoo recently got some revenge on a group of nasty kids who were taunting him and calling him ugly. With an annoyed facial expression so close to that of a human who’s been bullied too many times, the gorilla patiently waited for the right moment and then jumped against the glass, scaring the kids and …

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Red Panda Missing For 7 Hours Found Safe

Red panda Rusty, who is fairly new to the Smithsonian National Zoo, escaped early this morning and caused an intensive search, which lasted until almost 2:30 today. When Rusty wasn’t found in his cage around 7:30 this morning, an alert was issued within the zoo and a search party formed. He eluded capture until this afternoon, when someone spotted him …

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