INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three African lions at the Indianapolis Zoo have tested positive for the Delta variant of COVID-19 and have been taken off exhibit, officials said Thursday.
The lions — females Zuri and Sukari, and male Enzi — tested positive on Oct.
Conservationists have warned of the growing number of exotic animals being kept as pets in Cambodia 's capital, after a 18-month-old lion was seized from a Chinese national's Phnom Penh villa last week.
CHICAGO (AP) — Officials at Lincoln Park Zoo hope a $41 million renovation will make the former lion house into the new centerpiece of the facility.
The Pepper Family Wildlife Center is slated to open to the public later this fall, according to zoo officials, but an exact date hasn't been announced.
THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Federal authorities have seized 68 big cats from an animal park in Oklahoma featured in Netflix’s “Tiger King.”
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that the seizure of the federally protected lions, tigers, lion-tiger hybrids and a jaguar as part of a court-approved agreement to resolve a DOJ complaint against Jeffrey and Lauren Lowe over the animals’ care.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai police Tuesday warned inhabitants of a residential neighborhood in the skyscraper-studded city that a “wild cat" was loose in the area.
Police didn't name the animal at large but the government's Dubai Media Office said officers were combing the city's The Springs neighborhood for the cat.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa says it will end its captive lion industry in a major move for conservation that would outlaw the heavily criticized “canned hunting” of the big cats and sale of their bones, as well as popular tourist experiences like petting cubs.
BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A woman has been bitten by two juvenile wolves at the North Carolina wildlife center where an intern was fatally mauled by a lion in 2018.
The Raleigh News & Observer reports the latest incident occurred Saturday at the Animal Park at the Conservators Center.
PERU, Ind. (AP) — Historic barns that a man once known as “The Lion King” built in northern Indiana to house circus animals are set for demolition this spring once crews salvage artifacts from them.
PHOENIX (AP) — A 22-year-old female African lion has been euthanized at the Phoenix Zoo after developing irreversible spine issues.
Zoo officials said the lion named Cookie had “severe, chronic, progressive, irreversible, degenerative changes in her vertebrae and spinal cord leading to significant hind limb muscle loss and weakness that greatly affected her mobility and quality of life.”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — On a TV show Betty White hosted 50 years ago, the perpetual charmer flirts with James Brolin, teases Della Reese and trades quips with Carol Burnett.
But White appears most delighted in the company of the real stars of “Betty White’s Pet Set," among them elephants, lions and snakes.
BERLIN (AP) — A zookeeper in northwestern Germany was attacked Sunday by a lion as she cleaned its cage, authorities said.
The 25-year-old employee of the Osnabrueck Zoo was not considered seriously injured but was hospitalized as a precaution, police told the dpa news agency.
WYNNEWOOD, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma zoo featured in Netflix's “Tiger King" documentary has closed after federal authorities investigated it for alleged maltreatment of animals and suspended its license.
NEW YORK (AP) — A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere, federal officials and the zoo said Sunday.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A male baboon carrying and grooming a lion cub is an unusual sight, yet it happened over the weekend in South Africa's Kruger National Park.
The baboon took the cub up into a tree and preened it as if it were its own, said safari operator Kurt Schultz, who in 20 years had never seen such behavior.
A pair of white lion cubs go on display in Mexico
BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A witness told authorities a gate blocked by a ball at a North Carolina animal preserve allowed a lion to reach three people at the start of a fatal attack, biting one intern's ankle and pulling her into the enclosure, according to a medical examiner's report.