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Thai zoo staff chases after man dressed up as an ostrich in training exercise

  • 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. 

Elephant at Chinese zoo filmed returning shoe to child

elephant returns shoe
  • 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. 

Viral video captures elephants springing to action to save calf drowning in pool

Elephant drowning
  • 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. 

Orangutan caught puffing on cigarette thrown into enclosure by visitor at Saigon Zoo

orangutan smoking cig
  • 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. 

Video of panda cub Xiao Qi Ji’s incredibly fun snow day is un-bear-ably cute

Panda Snow
  • 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