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Police rescue animals from 'hellish' Albanian zoo

World Oct 29, 2018

Police rescue animals from 'hellish' Albanian zoo

Albanian police on Sunday broke open cages at a private zoo and removed 11 animals including three lions and a bear being kept in "hellish" conditions, animal welfare workers said. After the owner of the zoo at Fier, around 100 km (60 miles) south of ...

Thousands of juvenile salmon dead at aquarium after Hokkaido quake

National Sep 11, 2018

Thousands of juvenile salmon dead at aquarium after Hokkaido quake

The powerful earthquake that rocked Hokkaido and knocked out electricity across the prefecture last week also affected aquarium and zoo operations, with one facility losing thousands of juvenile salmon, known as parr, because it failed to maintain the oxygen supply for its tanks. The magnitude ...

Giant tortoise on the run no more

National Aug 16, 2017

Giant tortoise on the run no more

by Daisuke Kikuchi

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

National 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 ...