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Baghdad’s ravaged zoo comes back to life

While emerging from years of violence, al-Zawraa Park remains vulnerableReutersupdated 9:18 a.m. ET, Tues., Nov . 17, 2009BAGHDAD - More than six years after the U.S. invasion left Iraq's main zoo a wasteland of starving animals and deserted cages, the park in central Baghdad is enjoying a vigorous revival and needs to grow.Few Iraqis ventured into Baghdad Zoo during the violence that surged after the 2003 invasion. But as the bombings and shootings receded, families started to return in droves -- so many, in fact, that officials are now desperate Read More

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Romanian zoo lions will go to U.K. thanks to tabloid readers

GRRR - EEN light for lion rescuePride is saved by generous NOTW readers campaignBy Phillip Whiteside, 15/11/2009A PRIDE of neglected lions rescued by kind- hearted News of the World readers has at last been given the go-ahead to come to Britain.We received an amazing £120,000 in donations after our appeal to save more than a dozen lions held in cramped cages at a rundown Romanian zoo.They could not be moved until council chiefs in the town of Oradea agreed to give their blessing.But now transport can be arranged to move the pride to the Yorkshire Read More

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Chile: Zoo holds contest to name 3 tiger cubs

Inician concurso para bautizar tres ejemplares de tigres de bengala en Parque Zoológico Concepción20/10/2009 17:07CONCEPCIóN, Chile, Oct 20 (UPI) -- El Parque Zoológico Concepción abrió este martes un concurso para bautizar a los tres ejemplares de tigres de bengala variedad canela, que llegaron al recinto provenientes del Zoológico Metropolitano de Santiago.Se trata de dos machos y una hembra, hermanos que tienen 14 semanas de edad y que pertenecerán al zoológico penquista ubicado en sector de Valle Nonguén, el que cuenta con cerca de Read More

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Two lions kill deer at National Zoo

At the zoo, no escape for a deer in the lions' denBy Martin WeilWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, November 9, 2009A deer that jumped a wall at the National Zoo was fatally injured by two lions Sunday as dozens of startled spectators looked on.Zoo spokeswoman Pamela Baker-Masson described the incident as highly unusual. It began about 2:50 p.m. as visitors lined the perimeter wall of an enclosure that contained two female lions, and it involved a deer that may have entered from Rock Creek Park."Everyone was cheering, 'Go, go, go' " to encourage Read More

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Lynx escapes from German zoo

The lynx escaped on Thursday, has been spotted several times, and is believed to still be in the vicinity of the zoo.Tierpark fahndet weiter nach jungem Luchs OZ/LOKAL/HWI vom 09.11.2009 14:03 Die aus dem Tierpark Wismar entlaufene junge Luchsdame konnte bisher noch nicht wieder eingefangen werden. Jetzt helfen die Bürger bei der Suche. Zahlreiche Anrufe mit Hinweisen gingen bereits ein.Wismar (OZ) - „Am Sonntagabend war ich schon sehr nah dran, ihn einzufangen“, sagte gestern Tierparkchef Michael Werner. Gegen 20 Uhr rief ein Bewohner vom Read More