This turtle teaches us not to mind your own business and that a friend in need is a friend indeed!

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Video on Friday 19 December 2014

It’s a S-L-O-W news day and I will give you one. Caught on tape live at the Taipei Zoo, this turtle was taking a leisurely afternoon stroll, presumably to walk off lunch, when it sees another turtle sunning on its back. Since it really takes one to know one, our turtle knew the other can’t […]

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Get this: In the zoo of the future, it’s humans who are in the cage

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Design on Saturday 9 August 2014

We don’t know about you, but for us there are few things more depressing than a zoo. People walking around in droves peering through bars at sad animals that have neither enough room nor enough company, hardly our idea of a great day out.

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This southern three-banded armadillo just can’t stop rolling with glee

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Video on Wednesday 6 August 2014

Talk about being on a roll. Meet Rollie, a southern three-banded armadillo who lives at the Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo in Green Bay and more than lives up to its name by rolling around a lot. On the zoo’s Facebook page, we learnt that Rollie eats beetles, ants and termites, especially during the dry season. [watch the video here]

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Zoo bans animal prints to stop confusing animals

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 30 September 2013

Yes, it’s true. UK’s Chessington World of Adventures Resort has hired Animal Print Bouncers to shoo visitors away from entering its premises with animal prints on — or cover up the offensive attire with a grey boiler suit. Apparently, ever since Chessington introduced a safari-style tour that lets visitors get close to the animals, its […]

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Chinese zoo tried to pass a dog off as a lion

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Events on Friday 16 August 2013

A zoo in China’s People’s Park of Luohe has reportedly been attempting to pass off common species as exotic species. One such attempt involved a Tibetan mastiff masquerading as an African lion, but as you might guess, nobody was fooled. As a result of the lion scandal, the zoo is currently under fire from, well, everyone.

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How to get an alligator to eat your dog for fun

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 20 November 2012

Every dog-owner’s worst nightmare: watch your pet get eaten alive. Until you realise it’s just a heap of expertly stuffed fabric that looks like, oh, a scary alligator from the late Cretaceous period. This dog-devouring stunt was devised by Germany’s Zoo Neunkirchen a few years ago to get people to visit the zoo with the […]

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