Giant tortoise on the run no more

Aug 16, 2017

Giant tortoise on the run no more

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Two weeks after going on the lam, a giant tortoise that went missing from a zoo in Okayama Prefecture has been found safe and sound in bushes about 140 meters away from the spot where she made her getaway. The man and his teenage son, ...

Giant panda at Ueno zoo showing signs of pregnancy

May 19, 2017

Giant panda at Ueno zoo showing signs of pregnancy

A female giant panda at Tokyo's Ueno zoo has shown signs of being pregnant, including reduced appetite and longer sleeping times, the zoo's operator said. If 11-year-old Shin Shin does give birth, the cub will be the first giant panda born at Ueno Zoological Gardens ...

Lion mauls keeper at zoo in Nagano

Feb 26, 2017

Lion mauls keeper at zoo in Nagano

A zoo attendant in Nagano Prefecture was attacked and seriously wounded by a 90-kg lion on Sunday. According to police and local authorities, the 22-year-old keeper at a municipal zoo in Komoro was bitten in the chest and other areas several times by the 1.8-meter-long ...

Zoo's rare albino Mississippi gator big draw in Shizuoka

Aug 18, 2016

Zoo's rare albino Mississippi gator big draw in Shizuoka

A zoo in Shizuoka Prefecture is seeing a surge in visitors this summer after it started displaying an entirely white Mississippi alligator. The alligator is a 4-year-old female albino resulting from a mutation. It was brought from Germany and is the first of its kind ...

Chimp caught in residential area after escaping Sendai zoo

Apr 14, 2016

Chimp caught in residential area after escaping Sendai zoo

A chimpanzee that escaped from a Sendai zoo was caught Thursday afternoon in a nearby residential area after being shot with a tranquilizer gun and falling from power lines. The male chimpanzee Chacha was one of the five chimpanzees kept at the Yagiyama Zoological Park ...