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Racism Fueled Outrage Over Cincinnati Gorilla Killing

In comparison with a hundred other news stories from around the world of social, political and human significance, the gorilla story was utterly insignificant. A kid’s life was at stake, and the gorilla was killed. That is as it should be.

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Happy Feet: Your Gay Penguin Romance Update

Fans of the Toronto Zoo’s same-sex penguin couple Buddy and Pedro will be dismayed to hear that the bonded pair will soon be parted and subjected to heterosexual retraining measures (paging Marcus Bachmann)—specifically, placing them in contained areas with females—in the interest of saving their species.

 

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Possible Cause of Death: Privatization

When a branch fell from a tree at the Central Park Zoo, killing a 6-month-old baby, Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared it “an act of God.” But in all likelihood it was the act of a mayor.

Posted on Jul 15, 2010 READ MORE


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Politicizing the Polar Bear

More than any other mammal (except of course Mr. Homo sapiens), Ursus maritimus, which translates as maritime bear, has been in the forefront of the news lately, the subject of television specials, lawsuits, congressional debates, and New York Times editorials. Why?

Posted on Jun 30, 2008 READ MORE


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Posted on Dec 30, 2007 ENLARGE


Calvin Klein Perfume Used as Tiger Love Potion

London zookeepers are hoping that CK’s Obsession fragrance will induce two endangered Sumatran felines to get it on.
Obsession: trusted by tomcats to make kitties purr.

Posted on Feb 13, 2006 READ MORE


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