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# Zoo

Last year
# Sweden
Escaped chimpanzees recaptured in Sweden as four shot dead
The apes had escaped on Wednesday, with some of them making their way out of the monkey house where they lived.
All time
# reopening
'It feels like Christmas': Dublin Zoo reopens with families excited to 'have a new experience'
The zoo opened with reduced capacity at 9.30am.
# reopening
Zoos and wildlife parks, tennis and golf: Here's what restrictions are changing today
Zoos and wildlife parks are permitted to reopen from today.
# Kaavan The Elephant
‘World’s loneliest elephant’ is getting a new home
A global animal welfare group has led the charge to save Kaavan since 2016.
# Dublin Zoo
Dublin Zoo to reopen to public tomorrow with reduced capacity and new health protocols
Tickets to attend Dublin Zoo must now be pre-booked online in advance, solely via its website.
'If Tiger King did one thing, it turned the spotlight on the exotic pet industry'
Elisa Allen of PETA says it’s time to acknowledge the cruelty behind the keeping of ‘exotic’ animals in captivity.
# Animal Deaths
Woman and daughters being investigated over sky lanterns after fatal German zoo blaze
More than 30 animals were killed in the fire.
# Krefeld Zoo
Scores of animals killed in fire at German zoo
Local media reported that New Year’s Eve fireworks could have started the blaze.
# Dublin Zoo
Pope visit and extreme weather send profits at Dublin Zoo company tumbling
Profits last year decreased by 71% from €2.6 million to €765,000.
# Apology
US television presenter apologises after comparing black colleague to a gorilla
“I said something yesterday that was inconsiderate, it was inappropriate, and I hurt people,” anchor Alex Housden said.
# Zoo
Poll: Do you think zoos are cruel?
Some penguins have to take antidepressants. Is that enough to stop you from going to a zoo?
# freeeeedddommmmmm
Paris zoo reopens after 50 escaped baboons found
The breakout was first noticed by a zoo worker, who saw the animals gathering in a service corridor.
# wombat smith
Will Smith narrating his trip to the zoo on Instagram is just the purest thing
# on the run
Three monkeys staged an escape from their enclosure in Dublin Zoo during Storm Ophelia
The monkeys jumped 20 feet from a climbing frame in their habitat before running riot in the zoo grounds.
# Tayto Park
'Unfortunately, death is inevitable': Tayto Park releases animal mortality figures after media pressure
It said 30 of its animals had died in 2016.
# lions and tigers and bears
What do all the animals in Irish zoos get up to on Christmas Day? We found out
Do they know it’s Christmas time at all? (Sorry.)
# giraffic park
Dublin Zoo's latest attraction is...dinosaurs
The new exhibit features ‘Stan’ a life-sized replica fossil skeleton of a male adult tyrannosaurus rex.
# hammerton zoo
Tiger that killed a zookeeper in the UK won't be put down
Rosa King died last Monday after she entered a tiger enclosure.
# on screen
The incredible story of the zookeepers who saved people from the Nazis
Their story is told in a new Hollywood film called The Zookeeper’s Wife.
# poaching
Dublin Zoo confident in its security as European zoos take extra steps to protect rhinos
A rhino was shot dead and had its horns hacked off in a grisly poacher attack earlier this month.
# Rhino horn
European zoos the latest target for poachers seeking rhino horn
Vince the rhino was brutally killed by poachers earlier this week.
# mistreatment
UK zoo to shut down after 500 animal deaths
The zoo’s application for a licence was denied by Barrow Borough Council.
# Cumbria
Calls for UK zoo to close after almost 500 animal deaths in four years
“The conditions that these animals are being held in is quite frankly appalling,” a report said.
# gustavito
Brutally killed: El Salvador in shock as Gustavito the hippo stabbed to death
A number of people entered his enclosure and stabbed him a number of times.
# Lethal Injection
Japanese zoo culls 57 snow monkeys for being crossbred with an "invasive alien species"
The zoo operator held a memorial service for the monkeys at a nearby Buddhist temple to appease their souls.
# Suspicious Deaths
Investigation launched after seven penguins drown in Canadian zoo
The director of animal care at the Calgary zoo said it was “devastating news”.
# Endangered
Fears for South African penguin 'freed' from aquarium
The students who let the penguin out thought they were doing the animal a favour.
# bosco's door
14 of the most Dublin Zoo things that ever happened
It’s the most wonderful place.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you agree with zoos?
What do you think?
# tipping the scales
PHOTOS: London Zoo is doing its annual weigh-in
It helps zookeepers monitor the animals’ health and well-being.
# sponsored by NTA
7 cool places in Dublin to take the kids this week
No matter what the weather’s like.
# Harambe the gorilla
Parents in zoo killing case say their son is "doing well" and they "praise God" for his safety
The parents are facing a possible police probe.
# Your Say
Poll: Was zoo right to shoot gorilla after boy fell into enclosure?
There has been a heated debate in recent days.
# justice for harambe
Calls for parents of four-year-old boy who fell into gorilla enclosure to be prosecuted
A male gorilla called Harambe was shot dead by zoo officials when they considered the boy’s life to be in danger.
# Ohio
Zoo officials shoot gorilla dead after four-year-old boy falls into enclosure
The boy had crawled through a fence before falling into the enclosure.
# Take a Break
Take a break and watch this chimpanzee's dramatic attempt to escape a zoo
Zoo workers eventually shot Chacha
# Take a Break
Take a break and watch these wriggly baby penguins being weighed
They’re called Wotsit, Frazzle, Cheeto and Quaver.
# blakely
A dog has adopted five cheetah cubs who just lost their mother, and it's adorable
And he’s an extremely proud dad.
# Howl at the Moon
Eight grey wolves have arrived at Dublin Zoo
The new pack of wolves consists of an alpha male, an alpha female and their offspring.
# jumped the fence
Mountain lion may have killed and eaten 'Killarney the Koala' at LA Zoo
The koala went missing last week and its bloody, partially-eaten remains were found a short time later.