Hong Kong giant panda becomes oldest ever

Jul 28, 2015

Hong Kong giant panda becomes oldest ever

It may not be considered a landmark birthday for humans, but turning 37 on Tuesday made Hong Kong’s Jia Jia the oldest-ever giant panda in captivity, and she celebrated in style. The equivalent of more than 100 years old in human terms, Jia Jia ...

Yamaguchi zoo gives roaches image overhaul

Jul 23, 2015

Yamaguchi zoo gives roaches image overhaul

A Japanese zoo is trying to do the impossible — improve the image of cockroaches, putting on an exhibition of one of the world’s most hated insects. With a whopping — and disgusting — 4,000 species around the planet, the hardy creature can survive ...

Jul 17, 2015

Polar bears can't conserve energy when fasting

A study of an Alaska polar bear population in summer concludes the bear’s biology will not help stave off starvation in the face of global warming. The study of southern Beaufort Sea polar bears by university, federal and private researchers over three years concludes ...

Jul 17, 2015

Oldest lizard embryos discovered in fossil eggs

Tiny fossil eggs long thought to harbor the embryos of dinosaurs or primitive birds in fact contained unhatched baby lizards — the oldest ever found, scientists said Wednesday. The eggs, roughly the size of a sparrow egg, are about 125 million years old, and ...

Jul 16, 2015

Johnny Depp's wife charged with sneaking dogs into Australia

Johnny Depp’s wife, Amber Heard, has been charged with illegally bringing the couple’s dogs to Australia — an incident that captured global attention after the nation’s agriculture minister angrily ordered the pooches to get out of the country or face death. Heard was charged ...

Liberia's 'Planet of the Apes' chimps facing starvation

Jul 12, 2015

Liberia's 'Planet of the Apes' chimps facing starvation

A speedboat laden with exotic fruit approaches and four chimpanzees come bounding over from the dense forest, screeching excitedly as volunteers throw them pineapple and mango chunks. The apes are part of a celebrated colony of former research lab captives enjoying retirement uncaged on ...