Articles: zoos

December 14 2020

Snow Leopard Testing Positive for SARS Corona Virus Causing COVID-19

Louisville Zoo announced that 5-year old endangered snow leopard named NeeCee has tested positive for SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. The Zoo is awaiting confirmatory results regarding her two male snow leopard pals – Kimti and Meru. All three cats are doing well with very mild symptoms, and the Zoo continues…

November 5 2020

Where Is the Love: It’s Right Here, All Around Us

Perhaps watching animal love will help

November 2 2020

Tigers at Zoo Knoxville with COVID-19

An 11-year old Malayan tiger, named Bashir, at Zoo Knoxville has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and confirmed by the USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory (though it’s not yet confirmed there publicly), it has been confirmed by various local news outlets and the zoo made the announcement saying that USDA confirmed. Two other Malayan…

November 2 2020

Laughing Like a Fox

Q: When do you have to dance like a fox? A: When your doing the foxtrot. It’s a laughing fox, as the fox apparently thinks its funny.

October 25 2020

Beaver Eating Cabbage Accusations

On October 15 in a blog post I wrote, “Has the pandemic, or life in general, got you down? The solution is apparently right here in this video.  According to the Internet (as I can’t find the actual study), watching beaver chomping on cabbage can reduce stress levels by 17 percent. If you’re really stressed…

October 5 2020

Some Cats Just don’t Care

Some cats just don’t care who they’re friends with or what their friends look like. Hey, maybe there’s something for us to learn.

September 11 2020

Laughing Foxes

If laughter adds to your lifespan as some studies suggest, some foxes you’d think would live to be 200.

September 3 2020

Lonely Penguin Watches His Own Kind on an iPad

Penguins get lonely too. Pierre, an endangered Northern Rockhopper penguin, was found washed up on a beach in Western Australia. He’s since been experiencing some feather molting problems, meaning he’s not waterproof, so naturally he’s been unable to return to the wild. He’s being treated at the Perth Australia Zoo, but keepers noticed he has…

July 20 2020

National Zookeeper Week

Seriously, during the pandemic zookeepers continue to be essential workers. Like zoos or not, it’s the keepers who the animal lives ultimately depend on. Here’s a zookeeper like none other to celebrate National Zookeeper Week.

June 17 2020

COVID-19 and Pets and Wild Animals: What’s Known and Not Known

People continue to be concerned or simply curious about dogs, cats and domestic ferrets and SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. The good news is that diagnostic labs Antech and IDEXX have now tested thousands of dogs and cats with only (according to my count) two cats in New York State testing positive in the U.S. Add…

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