Copenhagen Zoo's giraffe Marius was put down Sunday by zoo authorities who said it was their duty to avoid inbreeding.
February 10, 2014 Bengt Holst said euthanizing the two-year-old giraffe was for the good of the greater giraffe population and it also served as an opportunity to "educate people."
February 9, 2014 Marius, a healthy 2-year-old male giraffe, was killed, and his body was carved up and fed to lions. The zoo says it was simply trying to prevent inbreeding.
A spider monkey sits inside its cage last month at the Simon Bolivar Zoo, which recently celebrated its 97th anniversary, in San Jose, Costa Rica.
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August 5, 2013 The minister for the environment said it was time for the country to move beyond caging wild animals and seek a more natural experience.
A black bear was captured in northwest Washington, D.C., Wednesday, two days after Rusty the red panda escaped from the National Zoo into a nearby area.
June 26, 2013 First there was Rusty, the red panda. Now there are reports that a bear was captured in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, prompting (mostly unserious) concerns of a possible ursine siege on the nation's capital.
"Rusty the Panda" spent part of Monday on the loose in D.C. He was spotted by residents in a neighborhood next to the National Zoo's grounds.
June 24, 2013 The little guy is safe after spending part of Monday on the lam, zoo officials say. About the size of a house cat and resembling a raccoon, he was spotted in a neighborhood adjacent to the zoo's grounds.
A squirrel monkey at the London Zoo, photographed in December.
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June 8, 2013 Squirrel monkeys in a "walk-through" enclosure bit more than a dozen visitors over a year-long period, according to a report.
A security guard closes the gate at the Pittsburgh Zoo, where a 2-year-old boy was killed Sunday.
November 5, 2012 In Pittsburgh, the 2-year-old's mother lifted him on to a railing. Tragically, he fell into the animals' exhibit and was set upon by the pack. Zookeepers were eventually able to lure most of the 11 dogs away. One had to be shot by police.
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