Black panther injures zookeeper in Kagoshima

National Dec 16, 2020

Black panther injures zookeeper in Kagoshima

A female staff member suffered scratch wounds on her head and arms Tuesday when a black panther attacked her through a fence in a zoo in the southwestern city of Kagoshima, the zoo operator said. The woman in her 20s was observing the panther at ...

Tokyo panda Xiang Xiang's return to China pushed back by pandemic

National Dec 10, 2020

Tokyo panda Xiang Xiang's return to China pushed back by pandemic

Tokyo Metropolitan Government has agreed with Chinese authorities to push back through next May the return of Xiang Xiang, the popular female offspring of a giant panda couple on loan from China, amid the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Yuriko Koike said Thursday. Xiang Xiang, born in ...

Giant panda cub born at zoo in western Japan

National Nov 23, 2020

Giant panda cub born at zoo in western Japan

A male giant panda cub has been born at a zoo in Adventure World in Wakayama Prefecture, the leisure facility said. The panda is 20.5 centimeters long and weighs 157 grams, the facility in the town of Shirahama said Sunday. It is the 17th panda ...

Japan's oldest sea otter in captivity dies at 25

National Sep 13, 2020

Japan's oldest sea otter in captivity dies at 25

Rasuka, Japan's oldest sea otter in captivity, has died at the age of 25 — equivalent to around 100 in human years — the aquarium in Ishikawa Prefecture, where she was raised, said Sunday. According to Notojima Aquarium in Ishikawa, she began losing her appetite ...