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17 07, 2017

Famous Monkey Selfie Resulting in a Court Case

By | 2017-07-26T19:05:32+00:00 July 17, 2017|Categories: , , , , |0 Comments

In 2011, British photographer David Slater, while visiting Sulawesi, Indonesia put his camera into the hands of a crested black macaque and at the time probably had no idea he would be sued by this monkey later on. Slater is a wildlife photographer and saw this opportunity to teach the macaque to be interested in [...]

21 06, 2017

Do Elephants Grieve

By | 2017-06-16T21:15:49+00:00 June 21, 2017|Categories: , , |Tags: |0 Comments

Elephants are one of the oldest living animals that have ever roamed the world. They have long existed for 35 million years now. The first elephant that was reasonable enough to be called an elephant was the Palaeomastodon, they looked like a dwarf elephant that had tusks and small trunks (The Elephants). Fossils of elephants [...]

1 05, 2017

Save the Rhino Day

By | 2017-05-05T00:44:37+00:00 May 1, 2017|Categories: , , , , , |0 Comments

Save the Rhino Day Brandy Hunter In honor of National Save the Rhino Day (May 1st), AnimalPlex would like to present a special issue all about this great horned beauty. We’ll go over a few cool little facts, introduce you to all five species, and talk a little about the dangers that Rhinos face from [...]

31 03, 2017

Who is April the Giraffe?

By | 2017-03-31T11:32:55+00:00 March 31, 2017|Categories: , , , , |0 Comments

Have you ever gone to the zoo, or some type of safari park, and then all of a sudden you had to look up. Why, because strolling by in their lumbering fashion is the a long necked thing of beauty, the Giraffe. Most Giraffes aren't famous for what they have done, but April is special [...]

14 06, 2016

Boy Shares Pictures with Gorilla

By | 2016-06-14T11:34:48+00:00 June 14, 2016|Categories: , , , , |Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A video of a boy sharing pictures with a gorilla resurfaced this week, most likely in response to the gorilla incident in Cincinnati. This beautiful moment, captured on camera, shows a young man looking at gorilla images on his phone and showing them to a captive gorilla at the Louisville Zoo. The gorilla sits next [...]

6 06, 2016

Say Hello to Alexander!

By | 2016-11-30T03:38:12+00:00 June 6, 2016|Categories: , , , |0 Comments

From the Lincoln Park Zoo Facebook Page... How better to celebrate International Ungulate Day than with a look at Lincoln Park Zoo’s new Bactrian camel calf, born May 9? The little one has been named Alexander Camelton by his caregivers…a nod to the Founding Father and the hit musical!

16 05, 2016

Zoo Babies!

By | 2016-11-29T02:40:19+00:00 May 16, 2016|Categories: , , , |Tags: , , |0 Comments

It's Spring Time, which means new families and new births in zoos around the country. Successful breeding programs are one of the key aspects to the importance of zoos, as conservation and protection and research will ensure the future of some of the world's most critical animals. So with each birth is a new celebration [...]

25 04, 2016

Surprise in Prague!

By | 2016-04-25T11:01:05+00:00 April 25, 2016|Categories: , , , |1 Comment

Zookeepers at Prague Zoo received a surprise this weekend, when a baby gorilla was born! Zookeepers didn't even realize Mama Gorilla was pregnant until they arrived to see she had given birth. Mama and baby are healthy and seem to be doing well. Photo credit: Shinda, a western lowland gorilla, holds her newborn baby in its [...]

8 04, 2016

Penguin March

By | 2016-04-08T04:00:30+00:00 April 8, 2016|Categories: , , , |Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Detroit, Mi- Watch as the penguins march to their new home at the Detroit Zoo’s Polk Penguin Conservation Center. Opening April 18, the 33,000-square-foot penguin center is the largest facility for penguins in the world and features a 326,000-gallon, 25-foot-deep aquatic area where visitors can watch more than 80 penguins of four species explore their habitat. [...]