Posts Tagged ‘Zoos’

Orangutan Cools Himself Off With Towel At Japanese Zoo

August 22, 2011 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  No Comments
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Humans aren’t the only ones that complain about the ungodly heat in the summer. In the cutest story of the day, an orangutan at a Japanese zoo was captured on video cooling himself off–with a towel!

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Bronx Zoo Runaway Cobra Found Alive And Well

March 31, 2011 |  by  |  Breaking News, Lifestyle  |  4 Comments
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New Yorkers have been up in arms for the past week ever since catching wind of the escaped cobra fiasco at the Bronx Zoo. Make no mistake, the missing Egyptian cobra was not your average pet snake–crafty, deadly and…….on Twitter?!?!

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More zoos putting animals on a diet

March 19, 2008 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  No Comments
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Guess the weight-loss craze that began in the '80s has now crossed species. Zoos across the country are reporting their animals are coming in overweight and much like humans is a peril to their health. Over years of study, researchers have found that the zoo animals' diet is so far removed from what they eat in the wild, that drastic measures need to be taken to improve their health. Animals have come down with a slew of human-like aging ailments that zoo veterinarians are hoping to eliminate with a change in diet. From osteoporosis to arthritis, gorillas and zebras across the nation's zoos are growing old prematurely due to what they eat. So, like millions of Americans, health has come first and the old ways of eating are going out the window. Animals are being put on a "Weight Watchers" type of diet regimen that closely monitors the levels of protein, carbs and

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