- To help train staff at the Chiang Mai Zoo in Thailand, an employee dressed up as an ostrich that “escaped” to teach staff how to handle an animal on the loose.
- With white paint smeared on his face, his arms tucked into a giant ball of cloth and a fake ostrich mask placed on his head, the man ran around the zoo and away from staff.
- Veterinarians and staff members were trained to control the area and safely capture the animal to bring it back to its enclosure.
What initially appeared to be an escaped ostrich turned out to be a Thai zoo employee dressing the part to train staff members on how to respond when an animal escapes.
For the training exercise, the man donned white face paint, a giant ball of cloth and a fake ostrich mask buckled to a long neck. He was then chased around Africa Zone at the Chiang Mai Zoo in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
- A video has gone viral of an elephant returning a child’s shoe after it fell into its enclosure at a zoo located in eastern China.
- In the video, the elephant grabs the shoe with its trunk and reaches up to the child, handing him back the shoe.
- The video has garnered over 2.5 million views and 14,000 likes since being uploaded on Wednesday.
An adorable elephant in Shandong province of eastern China was caught on video returning a little boy’s shoe after it fell into his enclosure at a zoo.
The video, uploaded to Twitter on Wednesday by Now This, shows the elephant grabbing the tiny shoe with its trunk and carefully reaching up to the boy as the child grabs his shoe back.
- In a video posted to Twitter on Saturday, two elephants can be seen rushing to save a drowning baby elephant.
- In what appears to be footage from Seoul Grand Park Zoo in South Korea’s capital, a calf can be seen falling into a large pool of water.
- An adult elephant who is thought to be the baby elephant’s mother begins to panic, and another adult elephant rushes over.
- The two adults enter the pool from the shallow end while the calf struggles to keep its trunk above water.
- Keeping the little elephant between them, the adults lead it safely out of the water.
- The clip has gone viral since it was uploaded, already garnering more than 2.3 million views.
In a video posted to Twitter on Saturday, two elephants can be seen rushing to save a drowning baby elephant.
In what appears to be footage from Seoul Grand Park Zoo in South Korea’s capital, the calf can be seen falling into a large pool of water.
- A male orangutan at Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Ho Chi Minh City was captured on video puffing a cigarette a visitor threw into its enclosure.
- The Borneo orangutan watches the crowd as he takes two long drags shortly before snuffing out the cigarette butt on a stone.
- Saigon Zoo has claimed that the orangutan was not given a cigarette by staff.
- The video has left some internet users appalled, raising concern over the critically endangered orangutan’s health.
Video captured by a visitor at the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Ho Chi Minh City shows a male Borneo orangutan puffing on a cigarette purportedly thrown by a visitor.
In the video, the orangutan is seen taking two long drags of the cigarette as he watches the crowd. He then stubs the butt out on a stone in front of him before tossing it away.
- A video shows Smithsonian’s National Zoo panda cub adorably playing in the snow.
- The National Zoo shared a video of their other animals during Washington D.C.’s first snow day of the year.
Panda cub Xiao Qi Ji from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo showcased his “belly-sliding skills” during Washington D.C.’s first snow day of the year.
Xiao Qi Ji’s snow belly-sliding skills
A man in China ran into a wildlife park’s enclosure of white tigers and taunted them.
What happened: In a recorded video released by Newsflare on Oct. 23, a tourist broke into the enclosure of white tigers at the Beijing Wildlife Park during a self-driving tour.
A new baby elephant was born in Japan’s oldest zoo, and staff members are now asking for help in naming him.
The public had their first glimpse of the male calf on Tuesday at the Ueno Zoological Gardens in Taito Ward, according to Reuters. He was born on Oct. 31.
Maki, a 21-year-old endangered lemur stolen from the San Francisco Zoo, was found by a 5-year-old Asian American child in the parking lot of Hope Lutheran Day School in Daly City, California.
The San Francisco Police Department was called in after San Francisco Zoo employees found the lemur missing on last Wednesday morning, according to the SFPD’s reports.
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington D.C. has announced that giant panda Mei Xiang is pregnant and is expected to give birth soon.
Veterinarians took Mei Xiang for an ultrasound on August 14 and discovered she was carrying a fetus.
Zoo Berlin in Germany finally showcased Meng Xiang and Meng Yuan, the first twin panda cubs to be born in the country, to the public.
The twins, who were born in captivity on Aug. 31, 2019, walked out with their mother Meng Meng during a press day on Wednesday, according to CNN.
Two pandas living in a zoo in the Netherlands finally got down to business after living together for many years.
A zoo monkey in China was able to make an online purchase after its keeper forgot to bring her phone with her when she went out to get food for the animal.