Animals at the Sydney Zoo were introduced to Sparky, a robot-dog, as part of an animal enrichment study. RoboEvents created a video in which they experimented with animal enrichment using robots in a zoo. This was filmed in June of 2021, and it was a relatively new research program at the time. VIDEO OF THE ROBOT-DOG'S FIRST INTERACTION WITH ANIMALSThe video begins with … [Read more...] about These Guys Placed Robot-Dog Inside Zoo, The Animals Did Not Like It
After 20 Years, Rare Turtles Finally Hatch at a US Zoo, and Wow Was The Wait Worthwhile
The San Diego Zoo has recently welcomed 41 Indian narrow-headed softshell turtles (Chitra indica). In North America, the zoo is the first recognized conservation institution to successfully birth these threatened turtles as a result. Although specialists have been closely studying three of the rare turtles for more than 20 years, breeding behavior is particularly challenging … [Read more...] about After 20 Years, Rare Turtles Finally Hatch at a US Zoo, and Wow Was The Wait Worthwhile
Endangered Okapi Born to First-Time Mom at Oklahoma City Zoo: ‘We Are Overjoyed’
The male okapi calf and his mother, Kayin, are doing well following the baby animal's September 7 birth at the Oklahoma City Zoo The Oklahoma City Zoo (OKC Zoo) has a new resident: an okapi. The Oklahoma Zoo reported on Wednesday that Kayin the okapi, a first-time mother, gave birth to a male calf on September 7. Okapis are a rare and endangered species native to the … [Read more...] about Endangered Okapi Born to First-Time Mom at Oklahoma City Zoo: ‘We Are Overjoyed’
At a Guatemalan Zoo, an Elephant Pleads For Assistance in Saving an Antelope From Drowning
A zoo visitor, Maria Isabel Diaz Ruiz de Llarena, recorded a video of an elephant crying for aid after seeing an antelope drowning at a Guatemalan zoo. When people think about feelings like empathy and the desire to help others, they frequently think of humans. However, a video of an elephant displaying comparable sentiments has appeared on the internet. A zoo visitor, Maria … [Read more...] about At a Guatemalan Zoo, an Elephant Pleads For Assistance in Saving an Antelope From Drowning
Hundreds of Endangered Silverspot Caterpillars are Released Into The Wild by the Oregon Zoo.
As part of a conservation effort, the Oregon Zoo released hundreds of Oregon Silverspot caterpillars back into the wild. Until the zoo intervened to assist the species recover, this pollinating butterfly was on the verge of extinction. Hundreds of Oregon silverspot butterfly caterpillars were released with our partners yesterday in order to give these endangered … [Read more...] about Hundreds of Endangered Silverspot Caterpillars are Released Into The Wild by the Oregon Zoo.