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Japan zoo kills 57 monkeys carrying 'invasive alien' genes

Japan zoo kills 57 monkeys carrying 'invasive alien' genes A Japanese zoo has killed 57 snow monkeys by lethal injection, after they were found to be carrying genes of an "invasive alien species.The rhesus macaque, which is native to parts of India and China, is banned in Japan, and therefore categorised as an "invasive alien species.

Sorry Beyoncé, but these baby polar bears are the cutest twins of 2017

Sorry Beyoncé, but these baby polar bears are the cutest twins of 2017 These precious angel bears belong to the Columbus Zoo, who shared the twins' first photoshoot today on Facebook.No offense to Beyoncé, Amal Clooney or any other celebrities expecting twins, but these polar bear babes are the cutest twins of 2017.

YouTube livestream of pregnant giraffe briefly pulled for nudity and sexually explicit content

YouTube livestream of pregnant giraffe briefly pulled for nudity and sexually explicit content A livestream of a pregnant giraffe waiting to give birth has struck controversy online after alleged animal rights activists successfully had the stream removed.After the stream was taken down, Patch was visibly shook and vented his frustrations in a Facebook Live Thursday morning.

You guys, giraffe births are horrifying. Look away.

You guys, giraffe births are horrifying. Look away. Is that something you really want to see?A giraffe pregnancy typically lasts 15 months, and April’s in the final stretch, bless the poor girl.

Clouded leopard cub is not only beyond cute, but a conservation breakthrough

Clouded leopard cub is not only beyond cute, but a conservation breakthrough The Nashville Zoo was overcome with joy a the birth of a male clouded leopard on Wednesday.He's also big step for the zoo and the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute.

Rhino killed for its horn inside French zoo; rare old African elephant killed too

Rhino killed for its horn inside French zoo; rare old African elephant killed too After all, iconic species like rhinos and elephants are increasingly threatened by poaching and habitat loss in the wild.On Monday, poachers killed one of Africa's oldest and largest elephants in a Kenyan national park.

Zoo sues advertising agency for using raccoon in 'erotic' video

Zoo sues advertising agency for using raccoon in 'erotic' video A petting zoo in Russia claims to be suing an advertising agency that used their raccoon Thomas to film an "erotic" television advert.Teatr Zoo said they only became aware of this after seeing photos from the shoot shared online last August.

Meet the mind-blowing parrot that can talk like Matthew McConaughey

Meet the mind-blowing parrot that can talk like Matthew McConaughey To celebrate his big day, Zoo Knoxville showed off his incredible skills and gave him some tasty treats.His spaceship, ghost, baby cry, and pirate are especially impressive.

Cute animals rip apart Easter baskets because everyone loves candy

Cute animals rip apart Easter baskets because everyone loves candy The Werribee Range Open Zoo in Melbourne, Australia decided to give some of their zoo animals a fun Easter treat by placing ball-shaped piñatas and baskets full of painted eggs in some of the animals' enclosures.The lions had a field day ripping the balls to shreds while the monkeys and meerkats destroyed the Easter baskets, grass and all.

Take a peaceful moment to watch this baby hippo shower

Take a peaceful moment to watch this baby hippo shower Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden shared an adorable video of their baby hippo Fiona taking a shower, and it's safe to say: this baby has fully achieved zen.Earlier this week, after her morning routine of getting weighed and then drinking 60 ounces of formula in the zoo's kitchen, the little hippo walked into a "Fiona-proofed" shower and apparently, really, really loved it.

Pandas are great at climbing trees and also great at falling out of them

Pandas are great at climbing trees and also great at falling out of them The Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute describes itself as a leader in animal education.The zoo's prove to be a master educator once again, given the fact that on July 7 it tweeted a wonderfully informative video of a cute panda, Bei Bei, climbing and falling repeatedly.

Crafty orangutan escapes his zoo enclosure because the apes have had it with our crap

Crafty orangutan escapes his zoo enclosure because the apes have had it with our crap A male orangutan at the Greenville Zoo escaped his enclosure, prompting a brief lockdown while zoo staff attended to the matter.All of this played out rather quickly, so — thankfully — there are no videos of an orangutan running amok and terrorizing zoo attendees.

Fiona the hippo and her parents are finally together, and my heart is finally full

Fiona the hippo and her parents are finally together, and my heart is finally full Okay, fine, Fiona the hippo's parents might not, like, know she's their daughter.But look at them swimming together, reunited at last!

Giant tortoise escapes the zoo, but doesn't make it very far

Giant tortoise escapes the zoo, but doesn't make it very far A giant tortoise broke out of the zoo and was living life on the run, but it didn’t quite move fast enough … because, well, it’s a tortoise.She's allowed to walk freely around the zoo during daytime hours, and figured she'd make her great escape beyond the walls of the park.

Baby flamingo getting new shiny blue booties is the cutest thing you'll see today

Baby flamingo getting new shiny blue booties is the cutest thing you'll see today This baby flamingo is getting back on his feet — with shiny new booties.He was found by zoo keepers in Singapore's Jurong Bird Park, and incubated until he was born on June 7.