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Why Did Zoo Kill Giraffe Instead of Sterilizing It?

Copenhagen Zoo employees on Sunday killed a young male giraffe named Marius because he wouldn’t serve as good breeding stock. On Sunday morning, the animal was fed to lions after being euthanized with a bolt gun then dissected in public. Zoo officials explained their decision on the zoo’s website and to the press. Read more

look at its lil’ belly!


Picture: Quirky China News / Rex Features (via Pictures of the day: 27 September 2012 - Telegraph)

so cute… they’re so amazed by that little guy.


Gorillas amazed by a caterpillar

> I always love how gorillas look so intelligent while looking confused at the same time.

> People amazed by gorillas amazed by caterpillar.

(via worldlyanimals-deactivated20121)

OMG Adorbz. Red pandas might be some of the cutest things ever..


Flynn the red panda by Deric Wagner

(via daily-animals)

Japan Zoo on the Hunt for Runaway Penguin

*we are rooting for the penguin here*

read full story here

PHOTO: The penguin that escaped from the zoo is a Humboldt penguin like this one above. Credit: Corbis


Zookeepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo construct dummy prey out of cardboard to satisfy predatory instincts. (via)

(via theweekmagazine)