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  1. Zoos vow to stop using live prey at feeding time

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Report saying practice had bad effect on visitors put reserves under pressure Nature reserves and zoos have decided to end the practice of feeding live prey to wild animals, which is often used to attract visitors. The agreement was reached at an industry meeting of representatives of 22 reserves and zoos nationwide, held on Saturday in Kunming, capital of Yunnan province. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/492639/zoos-vow-stop-using-live-prey-feeding-time
  2. News - China - GUANGZHOU

    Zookeeper wanted: good animal skills; previous Marxist knowledge an advantage

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 03:35pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Some animals are more equal than others – and a Guangzhou zoo is adamant that all their recruits comprehend. The Yangcheng Evening News recently stumbled upon Guangzhou Zoo’s entrance exam and found a section of it aimed at evaluating applicants’ “mastery” of Marxist-Leninist thought. This means the 15 zookeepers being recruited at the government-run zoo need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1154634/zookeeper-wanted-good-animal-skills-previous-marxist-knowledge-advantage
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Wild dogs maul boy to death after fall from railing at Pittsburgh zoo

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Pittsburgh

    ... Associated Press in Pittsburgh Two-year-old tumbles several metres into pack's enclosure after his mother hoists him on to a railing for a better look Zoo dogs maul boy to death after fall Like many young visitors to the zoo, the boy may simply have wanted a better look. But his mother's decision to hoist the two-year-old onto the railing surrounding the exhibit of wild ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1075577/wild-dogs-maul-boy-death-after-fall-railing-pittsburgh-zoo
  4. Elephant's rescue pulls in jumbo donations

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... by elephants used in tourism throughout Asia. Now, aided by an anonymous HK$20,000 donation from Hong Kong, Rogerson plans to rescue two elephants being kept in appalling conditions in a Cambodian zoo. EARS has arranged with the zoo to care for the elephants and the HK$20,000 will fund the building of a bigger, new enclosure for them. 'These elephants have lived a life of near starvation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002870/elephants-rescue-pulls-jumbo-donations
  5. Shanghai's plan to cull stray dogs stirs outcry

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... of the National People's Congress. The wide-reaching draft legislation seeks to outlaw the use of animals in performances- a popular attraction at the mainland's zoos and safari parks. In the interim, however, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development issued a regulation at the end of October requiring all animal performances at zoos and animal parks to end by January 31. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732187/shanghais-plan-cull-stray-dogs-stirs-outcry
  6. If we must have a zoo, it's got to be a good one

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the Zoological and Botanical Gardens is to get a very different impression. Modern zoo-keeping practices have been all but ignored in housing the one male and three females of the endangered species, ... that we have signed up to must be implemented. The keeping of animals in cages for the amusement of people has long been a moot point. But there is no doubting the worth of zoos for research ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708079/if-we-must-have-zoo-its-got-be-good-one
  7. In Brief

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoo reopens big cat enclosure SAN FRANCISCO- The big cat exhibit at the San Francisco Zoo has reopened after a tiger escaped and killed a teen two months ago. The enclosures now have higher walls and electrified wires. AP ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627266/brief
  8. Reviving family life in a rundown zoo

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung Directed by Cameron Crowe, We Bought a Zoo explores the hardships of a father who wants to save his troubled family while also preventing a neglected animal park from being ... by the Rosemoor Animal Park, a rundown zoo that's no longer open to the public. Mee must re-open the zoo, or the animals will be put to death, including an ageing tiger Rosie grows especially fond ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988768/reviving-family-life-rundown-zoo
  9. I love you my deer- zoo plans nuptials with a twist

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com A three-year, inter-species love story at a zoo in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, will culminate in a Valentine's Day wedding ceremony tomorrow. Changmao, a love-struck ram, has been mating with a chital deer named Chunzi since late 2010. They have become inseparable and Yunnan Zoo decided to hold a wedding so they can spend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992507/i-love-you-my-deer-zoo-plans-nuptials-twist
  10. Ape roams Mid-Levels after escape from zoo

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Clifford Lo An endangered gibbon made a brief break for freedom in the urban jungle of Mid-Levels yesterday after escaping from the city's oldest zoo ... it hid under a vehicle. A veterinarian from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which manages the zoo, and officers from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981041/ape-roams-mid-levels-after-escape-zoo

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