zoos

penguins

A Brief History of Same-Sex Penguin Parents

Before Sphen and Magic, there was Roy and Silo, Harry and Pepper, Jumbs and Kermit, and the kidnappers of Odense Zoo.
Becky Ferreira
10.16.18
Escape Artists

Renegade Giant Tortoise Found in Bushes Outside Zoo After Two Weeks on the Lam

"She can walk faster than we can ever imagine."
Becky Ferreira
8.16.17
it's a zoo

Toronto Is Cracking Down on Therapy Capybaras

The city is looking into its many travelling zoos.
Lisa Cumming
5.1.17
ANIMALS

There Are Only 250 Malayan Tigers on Earth, But the Population Just Grew by Two

The Malayan tiger is critically endangered, but captive breeding programs can help sustain the species.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.8.16
Canada

These Polar Bears Are Pooping Glitter, For Science

Scientists feed glitter to animals to mark their poop for study.
Kate Lunau
5.10.16
Features

If We Can't Save Pandas, We Can't Save Anything

People love to hate on pandas, but the arguments against conserving the rare bears are missing the bigger picture.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.14.16
ANIMALS

How Do You Save an Elephant’s Tusk? Ask a Materials Engineer

Bulwagi, a 35-year-old male African elephant that lives at Birmingham Zoo, came pretty close to losing his tusk after a deep crack appeared in the ivory. But advanced composites saved the day.
John R. Platt
1.28.16
Sex

Why Is It So Hard to Breed Giant Pandas?

A reproductive physiologist with the National Zoo walks us through the many, many hurdles to getting a panda preggers.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.24.15
Reptiles

Zookeepers Jedi Mind Tricked This Adorable Baby Tortoise to Get It to Hatch

Spider tortoise eggs are laid in a developmental stasis, so they need to be triggered into growing.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.26.15
earth

Why Animals Die Prematurely in Zoos

It’s sad, but it happens. And it’s not always out of ignorance.
Alexandra Ossola
12.1.14
Denmark

Zoos of the Future Won't Have Cages

A proposed zoo in Denmark is the latest of several projects designed to protect animals from nasty, gawking humans.
Becky Ferreira
8.5.14
Owls

Why the “Zoos of the Future” Will Probably Be Webcams Scattered Around the World

“Adoyeuristic”? Portmanteaus aside, you’re going to want to spy on these owls.
Becky Ferreira
7.5.14
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