Well, it looks like the news of the kangaroo that went missing just got weirder. While the animal was located & apprehended, apparently the kangaroo punched the Durham Police officer who tried to capture it lol.
It's International Cheetah Day!🐾 Cheetahs can be mistaken for leopards and jaguars, but there's a guaranteed way to tell them apart. Cheetahs have teardrop shaped lines that go from the corner of their eyes to their mouth. This marking helps them keep the sun out of their eyes! https://t.co/BW9zt4rq2T
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Zoo memberships are on sale through Dec. 31st! Now is a great time to join the Zoo family and they make great gifts! https://t.co/37Ug2U5iRK Frisch's Big Boy is our Official Membership Sponsor https://t.co/9LHeaacAbV
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Happy 16th Birthday to a very pregnant Kuvua! Wouldn't it be fun if she had her baby today?! https://t.co/GAKkTjgL3I
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"This is the right thing to do to improve the quality of care for these animals and in the interest of public health and safety.”
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“We strongly urge the Government of Ontario to enforce the existing and further strengthen regulations to truly protect exotic animals currently in unaccredited roadside zoos and in private ownership."
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"This is a clear example of how many animals are falling through the cracks and end up in harm’s way,” added Dolf DeJong, CEO of the Toronto Zoo.
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"These sites often do not have adequate systems and training in place to ensure animal well-being and welfare. As an AZA-accredited not-for-profit organization, your Toronto Zoo believes in our responsibility to meet and exceed animal wellbeing standards."
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We are grateful the kangaroo missing in Durham region was located earlier this morning.
“This incident highlights how there are far too many private owners and unaccredited facilities operating in our communities."
Photo credit: Duncan Nyberg https://t.co/H6tuhxnNia
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As a senior red panda and Certified Good Boy, Moshu gets plenty of special care—including field trips to the keeper office! https://t.co/goKPzy2xXw
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Happy International Cheetah Day! https://t.co/xbaTENlKdg
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🔊🐆Turn your sound up for this #InternationalCheetahDay moment! Cheetahs purr, bark, growl, hiss and chirp. This cub was vocalizing to warn a potential predator (or a keeper) to stay back. Miss the last cheetah update? Spot it here: https://t.co/gqp2ORWpyl. https://t.co/CkHS059NKT
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Witness the #birth of Elinor, a Grevy’s zebra at #England’s #Chester Zoo in 2016, in a clip from Channel 4’s The Secret Life of the #Zoo. The event not only added to the zoo’s Grevy’s #zebra population, but also contributed to #conservation efforts. Plus: the challenges faced by the #endangered Grevy’s zebras in their native habitats. 🦓💦🦓
When it’s too cold to go outside in the morning, you can find Fritz playing with his favorite green toy, playing with the hose or swimming in one of two heated indoor pools! Reminder it needs to be 40 degrees or above for hippos to have access to their outdoor yard. https://t.co/F2iI6Ymb9r
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It’s #InternationalCheetahDay 🐾 Did you know that the world’s cheetah population has declined by 90% in the last 100 years?
The Zoo has a long-standing relationship with the @CCFCheetah Canada.
Learn more at https://t.co/VtjIGDVmHn. https://t.co/jaaQlKZXAp
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🎁 DAY FOUR GIVEAWAY 🎁🎅🏻
Today we are giving away four tickets to @romtoronto and four tickets to the Zoo! (Total Est Value $225) #TZ12DaysOfGiving
Time for a lip-smacking good snack! 😋 Golden lion tamarins mainly eat fruits and insects. At the Zoo, that includes mealworms!
📸 Keeper Rebecca https://t.co/jGn2FA0Sx8
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Overnight monitoring revealed the palpitations weren’t progressing so I was finally discharged in just under 24 hours.
Still dealing with palpitations but have referrals for cardiology clinic and a holter plus and a cardiac echo.
The emergency room was a #zoo! 🤪
Cedar the Eastern screech owl talking to his keepers first thing in the morning! This great video is brought to you by Great American Insurance Group. https://t.co/XXXFanPtaD
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Breakfast: the most important meal of the day...and the wildest! 2024 Breakfast with the Animals dates are now on sale. These popular VIP events always get eaten up fast (plus, they make great gifts, too): https://t.co/NOmR73IUTC 🍴 https://t.co/Cbi2pCGSQL
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Another great form of enrichment is scatter feed! This helps to keep the hippos busy before they head outside for the day! https://t.co/WQ71DtqoIR
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The Toronto Zoo's Caribou Cam brought to you by @ZoolifeTv is now LIVE: https://t.co/TRC0QKAUav 🦌🎄
Want to take control of the camera and zoom features? Visit the world's first virtual zoo & try it for free on https://t.co/NG8CPxJeD4 🌱#CaribouChristmasCountdown https://t.co/Gma2XunfqK
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What’s in a name? The emperor newt’s moniker comes from the Mandarin words "shan" (mountain) and "jing" (spirit or demon). This highly toxic amphibian lives only in the mountains along a handful of rivers in western China. https://t.co/McljMJ2KBf
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Otters Sugar and Wesley! Otters are the only aquatic members of the weasel family. https://t.co/OH9hSEAsaM
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Slow your scroll and enjoy 15 seconds of red panda Lucy munching on bamboo! ❤️ Red pandas have a false thumb, just like giant pandas, that helps them handle bamboo leaves and poles. https://t.co/JJHxo7p0ZC
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Fiona strikes a pose! 🤩 https://t.co/a3XZbkdOaQ
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Say hello to Kuzco & Kronk🐾 These new resident armadillos look a bit different; Kuzco is a Three-Banded Armadillo and Kronk is a Screaming Hairy Armadillo.
As they get settled they will not be viewable; come the spring we will confirm their new digs for when you can say hi👋🐾 https://t.co/Hn572W20cz
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😾😾 Resting grump face.
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Pallas's cat sisters Akar and Ceba live at the Claws & Paws Pathway! Their species is among the top 10 smallest felines in the world. Pallas's cats' small stature and grayish-tan coats help them blend into the rocky terrain. https://t.co/x9mrvVbQBO
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Think planning your holiday meal is tough? Try feeding over 1,500 guests, each with their own special menu! December 9 we’re gathering around the table to talk food, fun, and animal families. Sign up here: https://t.co/GutQxwPl2d https://t.co/lvPE5cij94
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In news oddity today, a kangaroo is on the loose in Oshawa. A kangaroo destined for a zoo in Quebec was supposed to stay overnight at the Oshawa Zoo when the animal managed to escape its handlers. The kangaroo proved elusive and is still on the run.
How handsome is snow leopard Yuki?! 😊
📸 ConEd Staff Member Luz https://t.co/Pmu5pdR5xt
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Stare #Zoo w Poznaniu pokrył śnieg, ale wciąż można zobaczyć parę fajnych zwierząt.
Ibisy szkarłatne wybrały wysokie gałęzie, podczas gdy latem widywałem je na ziemi. Jest też nowy wybieg lisów polarnych. No i oczywiście urocze lisy srebrne.
Inne #zwierzęta, których nie ująłem na zdjęciach, a widziałem: świnki zwisłobrzuche, lemury katta, króliki, kozy, małpy, żółwie, alpaki, kuce i szkockie bydło górskie.
Scarlet ibises seem to frequent high branches, while in the summer I've seen them mostly on the ground. There is a new enclosure of arctic fixes, too. Of course, there are also our cute silver foxes.
Other animals that are not on the photos but I've noticed are pot belly pigs, ring-tailed lemurs, rabbits, goats, monkeys, turtles and tortoises, alpacas, ponies and highland cattle.
Cobra-headed Meretseger protected the Valley of the Kings & Wadjet protected both #kings & childbirth.
In Lower Egypt, the cobra topped crowns.
In 2011, The Bronx #Zoo had to inform the public that an Egyptian Cobra escaped its enclosure.
It was found 5 days later hiding & named Mia - “missing in action”.
Your gift to the Zoo will be MATCHED, dollar-for-dollar, up to our $75,000 goal. Please help us care for the 2,000 animals at the Zoo and support our critical wildlife conservation efforts around the world. Give now for DOUBLE the impact! https://t.co/1U44G3qiPa #GivingTuesday https://t.co/OV0S8FvXBh
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Animals bombed and starved to death in destroyed Gaza Zoo | Al Jazeera Newsfeed
On Saturday, November 25, 2023, a healthy male calf, sired by Harapan, was born! (📷 courtesy of the Indonesia Ministry of Environment and Forestry) https://t.co/s73DK73FWR
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In 2015, we made the very tough decision to send the third Cincinnati Zoo-born Sumatran rhino calf, Harapan, to Indonesia so that he would have the opportunity to contribute to his critically endangered species’ survival. https://t.co/4vmkgepy5x
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Take advantage of our Cyber Monday Membership deal!! Use code: GIVEZOO23 at checkout for 20% off when you join or give a Zoo membership today. Discount valid through 11:59 p.m. TONIGHT (Monday, November 27). 💻🙌🤩
Discount link: https://t.co/YuJeXKATXa https://t.co/hvfKUil45R
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Tolle Sache! 😀👌🧜♀️
New Investigation Reveals Shocking Conditions for Orangutans at Thai Zoos #AnimalRights #orangutans #Thailand #zoo https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animals/new-investigation-reveals-shocking-conditions-for-orangutans-at-thai-zoos/
In 1910, the Post-Dispatch’s Clark McAdams took a tongue-in-cheek look at what sort of creatures the Saint Louis Zoo would get if prominent citizens and organizations stepped up to help stock the just-established zoo with “birds and brutes.” The newspaper, of course, would furnish the “gnus” and a Weatherbird. (Nov. 20, 1910) https://www.newspapers.com/article/st-louis-post-dispatch/135450242/ #stlouis #zoo
Beaudan is 5 months old today! His horns are really starting to come in. https://t.co/GmqRUfUqPa
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It's World #TamanduaDay and we are celebrating these amazing arboreal anteaters! Check out some awesome facts about tamanduas, and then climb over to the Small Mammal House to meet our southern tamanduas, Manny and Cayenne! https://t.co/GGJFviblZi https://t.co/nnfLLo5hGr
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Awwww! We cannot get over how tiny Violet the porcupine is! https://t.co/QUgIe48VqF
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bears never get tired
of food scraps tossed in the woods
People just don't think!
#bear #bears #camping #woods #forest #nature #animal #animals #blackandwhite #blackandwhiteart #haiku #smallpoems #poem #poems #poetry #poet #poets #writing #writingcommunity #country #farmhouse #rustic #zoo #cute #people #humans
Frankie the bat-eared fox. A male fox is called a dog, a female is a vixen and babies are called pups or kits. https://t.co/rmkOcR4Tm9
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OTTER PUPDATE: No, you’re not seeing double. That really is 7-month-old Nora with male otter Hudson! This is a significant milestone in Nora's social journey, as she interacts with another river otter for the first time since her rescue. We’re excited to watch their bond grow! https://t.co/dha4FkXzms
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Cathryn the cheetah! 😻 Less developed whiskers around the face suggest that cheetahs are not as active hunting at night compared to other felids. https://t.co/kq7v55sids
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Photo of the Day
Newspaper editor T.R. Connery could have asked his reporter to write a scathing report on the sorry state of New York’s Central Park Zoo.
‘The cages are flimsy and there is a danger that a vicious animal might escape,’ he could have said.
Connery passed by the Zoo daily and once saw a leopard break free from his handler in a brief, but terrifying moment.
📸 ConEd Staff Member Luz https://t.co/JCyEjmIMgW
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This little cutie has a name! Say hello to Violet (for African violet). Violet is a month-old cape porcupine. She will eventually be one of the ambassador animals in the Cheetah Encounter. https://t.co/TMPm3d9AMo
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Kuvua the okapi is at the end of her long 15-month gestation. She is due in about a month. Okapis are from the most remote rainforests in central Africa. They are endangered and almost impossible to observe in the wild, so seeing these beautiful animals at the Zoo is a real treat https://t.co/w7So8TCWiy
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Most North American bats eat insects, including pests.
Each year, they save people an estimated $3.7B in reduced crop damage and pesticides.
Bats keep our habitats healthy, and people can return the favor.
Avoid roost sites to help stop the spread of deadly white nose syndrome. https://t.co/EFCyWMtQLI
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Woodland Park Zoo’s WildLanterns light show is being installed so my morning loops around the park have had lots of “brrrrrr,” “whrrrrr,” and “clank” going on randomly in the background.
You can tell the nylon material these lanterns are crafted from is much tougher and more moisture resistant than the earliest incarnations.
The show runs November 10 thru January 14. I am considering going to one of the three sensory-friendly nights, they do one each in Nov, Dec and Jan.
Happy World Okapi Day! The endangered okapi is found only in the DRC. You can help by recycling old cell phones. Cell phones contain Coltan, a mineral that is mined within okapi habitat. Bring your old cell phone to the Zoo for recycling & help prevent future habitat destruction https://t.co/xruHURlkBY
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Ball python https://t.co/pHHtsX1z13
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Rodrigues flying fox https://t.co/SKg5NB5Ut9
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Our veterinary center health exams often include x-rays, putting the rad back in radiograph and revealing the spooky inner beauty of animals: a thread https://t.co/HoMt0C9GR4
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You call it a #zoo. We call it a #Pride #parade. A new study from #scientists at #Spanish #research #institute #EstaciónExperimentalDeZonasÁridas reveals that #samesex #sexualactivity has been identified in more than 1,500 #species across the #animalkingdom.
Good morning, Rozi! This little cheetah turned one in April and still spends time with her companion puppy, Daisy! https://t.co/L5GlL6ouSa
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Open wide Juno! When threatened, sloths use their 3- to 4-inch-long claws & teeth to defend themselves. Sloths are not born with a baby teeth. Instead, they are born with a fully-formed set of teeth that continuously grow throughout their lifetime! https://t.co/dKOgKzVHFC
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A post for my paid #newsletter subscribers, in which I fact check the animal statements from Simon and Garfunkel's "At the zoo". You can see the first part of it until you hit the paywall in the middle of the #elephant facts. #science #music #zoo https://open.substack.com/pub/mixture/p/are-giraffes-insincere?r=1dl5a&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web
A Common Waxbill (Wellenastrild) with some leaves at a walk-through aviary at the Berlin Zoo. These birds' natural habitat is Southern Africa. They looks somewhat similar to finches but aren't, in fact, related to them.
"Das Quagga (Equus quagga quagga) ist eine ausgestorbene #Zebra-Form.
Sie gilt als südliche Unterart des Steppenzebras (Equus quagga), die sich – verglichen mit anderen Zebraformen – durch eine weitestgehende Reduktion der Bestreifung an Rumpf und Beinen auszeichnet.
Posing for just a second, I snapped a photo of this impressive vulture at the Santa Barbara Zoo from the Xiaomi 13 Ultra. SOOC no edits.
Today is #WorldGiraffeDay! So here are a few photos taken during zoo visits across Europe over this past year.
#1 @ Dublin Zoo
#2 @ Zurich Zoo
#3 @ Tierpark Berlin
#4 @ Vienna Zoo
The spot pattern of a 🦒 is unique to each individual. And they're taller than me when they're born!
One of those giraffes at Tierpark Berlin came to me and sniffed me. She... seemed less than impressed after she did that. 👀
I’m celebrating my halfway point through my #KansasCity Zoo Docent training and have decided to raise $1,909 (the zoo officially opened in 1909) for the zoo’s Foundation! 🎉
Please help me reach my goal by donating any amount you can and sharing the fundraiser. Your donation will make a huge difference in supporting the zoo’s mission to promote conservation and education.
The Indianapolis Zoological Society is offering a $1 million grant to an organization that can develop a plan to save an animal species currently designated as threatened on the IUCN Red List.
The first stage of the application is due June 4, 2023 and a winner will be announced in February 2024.
By Liz Kimbrough