Paris zoo gives orangutan Nenette a 50th birthday party

PARIS (AP) — Nenette, one of the world's oldest Borneo orangutans in captivity, has celebrated her 50th birthday at a zoo in Paris, where she has lived almost all her life. Birthday ...

Endangered birds could stop the music at Chicago beach fest

CHICAGO (AP) — Some endangered birds could ground a Chicago beachfront music festival proposed for late August. Promoters of Mamby on the Beach are seeking a permit from the Chicago ...

Gorilla back in Cincinnati Zoo after long California stay

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo says a 37-year-old male silverback gorilla is safely back home some 28 years after he went to California. The zoo says Ndume (nnn-DOO'-may) arriv...

Gorilla's return to Cincinnati Zoo set after court battle

CINCINNATI (AP) — A male silverback gorilla is slated to return to the Ohio zoo where he was born, after a months-long court battle. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg in San Franci...

Taipei Zoo to close June 19-28 for renovation work

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei Zoo will close 10 days beginning June 19 for a period of thorough repairs and construction following a vote by visitors, reports said Wednesday (June 12). Si...

2 giraffes killed by lightning at Florida wildlife park

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. (AP) — Officials at a Florida wildlife park say two giraffes that died last month were killed by lightning. Lion Country Safari posted Tuesday on Facebook that rece...

Newly hatched Andean condor chick dies in Pittsburgh aviary

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The first Andean condor chick to be hatched at a bird zoo in Pittsburgh since 2007 is dead, a few days after it hatched. The National Aviary said Monday the male co...

Phoenix Zoo flying high over 3-week-old baby pygmy owls

PHOENIX (AP) — Conservation specialists at the Phoenix Zoo say they are flying high over the arrival of four big-eyed baby pygmy owls. The cactus ferruginous pygmy owls hatched three...

1st Mexican gray wolf litter born at Phoenix Zoo in 20 years

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Zoo officials say the first litter of endangered Mexican gray wolf pups has been born there in 20 years. Zoo spokeswoman Linda Hardwick says a wolf named Tazan...

Prague Zoo sends 3 pelicans to London's St. James's Park

PRAGUE (AP) — Three great white pelicans are on their way from Prague Zoo to Britain to join a famed flock that has made London's St. James's Park home since the 17th century. Keeper...

Tracking microbes people carry may predict future health

WASHINGTON (AP) — We share our bodies with trillions of microbes that are critical to staying healthy, but now scientists are getting a much-needed close look at how those bugs can get out of whack an...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Anti-governm...

WildAid:Reduce Consumer Demand to Prevent Extinction

CHINA (WildAid) - This year's Endangered Species Day, on May 17, comes on the heels of deeply troubling news from the United Nations. A hard-hitting report into the impact of humans on the environ...

Animal rights activists score win at Barcelona zoo

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Animal rights activists in Barcelona are celebrating a victory after the Spanish city ordered its municipal zoo to restrict the breeding of captive animals unless their young a...

2 rare mammals, Chacoan peccaries, born in Prague zoo

PRAGUE (AP) — Prague's zoo says two Chacoan peccaries have been born there for the first time, a vital step in efforts to save an endangered species that was once considered extinct. ...