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WNYC News

An Easter with Kangaroos

Friday, April 03, 2015

The Standard Hotel, High Line is one of the places around New York City which offers pop-up petting zoos for the holidays. 

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WNYC News

New Royalty Debuts at the Central Park Zoo

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Central Park Zoo says the first king penguin chick ever hatched in the city is debuting at its Polar Circle exhibit. The chick, for reference, is the fluffy brown one.

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The Takeaway

Using Science to Resurrect Endangered Species

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

At the San Diego Zoo, researches freeze genetic material from endangered species on the brink of extinction. 

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Radiolab

A Zoo For You

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Zoos are where you go to look at "them," the animals. But not in this video of a zoo in Amsterdam. Here, differences melt away, and all the animals, including the ones with hats, coats and strollers, are just as curious, just as odd, just as silly as the monkeys, hippos and tigers.

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Features

Female Baby Giraffe Born at the Bronx Zoo

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Bronx Zoo has a new female Baringo giraffe calf. When she was born this month, the calf was roughly 6 feet tall and over 100 pounds, according to the Bronx Zoo.

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The Takeaway

Escaped Zoo Animals Roam Free in Ohio Town

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

It's a bizarre scene in Zanesville, Ohio this morning as police are on the hunt for 48 exotic animals that escaped from the Mushkingum County Animal Farm, a wildlife preserve. The owner of the preserve was found dead, and the animals' cages were left open. Lions, tigers, bears, zebras, giraffes, cheetahs, and camels were among the animals that were found roaming free. Police have shot around 30 of the animals. The town remains on lock down, and residents have been advised to stay indoors. Danielle White, a resident of Zanesville, lives on the property next to the animal preserve, and reports on what she's witnessed.

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The Takeaway

PETA Launches Pornographic Website

Thursday, September 22, 2011

In the coming months, the domain ".xxx" will become available to pornographic websites — and PETA wants in. Many companies are planning to buy the domain in order to stop X-rated sites from using their brand name with the new .xxx domain. But People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, no stranger to provocative methods of gaining attention, is going to do so with the full intent of making its .xxx domain name deliver nothing less than what those three letters imply — all in the name of animal rights, of course.

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Features

Beloved Cow Aggie Dies at Prospect Park Zoo

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

"Aggie will be greatly missed,” said Denise McClean, the director of the Prospect Park Zoo. “People grew up visiting her and came back to the zoo to see her through the years. She had a big personality and loved the attention."

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Features

Central Park Zoo Welcomes Two New Sea Lions Into the Family

Friday, May 06, 2011

WNYC

PHOTOS. Sea lions Katie, who is 2 years old, and Edith, who is 9, joined zoo veterans Scooter, 25, and April, 20, in the Central Park Zoo sea lion court.

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WNYC News

Staten Island Chuck Bites Bloomberg, Draws Blood

Monday, February 02, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg speaks at Groundhog Day festivities at the Staten Island Zoo.  February 02, 2009 (Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker)

Mayor Bloomberg speaks at Groundhog Day festivities at the Staten Island Zoo. February 02, 2009 (Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was bitten by a ground hog during a ceremony at the Staten Island Zoo Monday morning.

Bloomberg spoke to the media about the incident later that day, suggesting that Chuck very well could be a 'terrorist rodent' agent.

The city's prognosticating rodent, Charles G. Hogg, also known as Staten Island Chuck, bit through Bloomberg's glove when the mayor was trying to coax the animal into view with an ear of corn.

Mayor Bloomberg speaks at Groundhog Day festivities at the Staten Island Zoo. February 02, 2009 (Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker)

Mayor Bloomberg speaks at Groundhog Day festivities at the Staten Island Zoo. February 02, 2009 (Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker)

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