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  1. News - World - FRANCE

    New Paris zoo aims to revolutionise the way humans look at wild animals

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 08:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris 'Bio-zones' makeover leave sit up to the animals if they want to be seen Paris zoo revamps way we look at animals Paris Zoo reopens its gates tomorrow after a six-year revamp to shed its image as a traditional city zoo and change how humans see wild animals. And it is the animals that will decide if they want to be seen. Swept away ...

  2. News - China - TOURISM

    Henan zoo under fire for trying to pass off dog as African lion

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Henan attraction's boast of a range of exotic creatures outrages visitors Zoo tries to pass off dogs as lions A zoo's attempt to pass off fluffy dogs as "African lions" and rats as "snakes" has infuriated the zoo's visitors, according to the Henan provincial newspaper Dongfang Jinbao. In the zoo in Luohe ...

  3. News - China - Panda

    Hello, hello, hello! World's first surviving panda triplets born in Guangzhou

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse A Chinese zoo has unveiled newborn panda triplets billed as the world’s first known surviving trio, in what it hailed as a “miracle” given the animal’s famously low reproductive rate. Watch: Chinese zoo presents world's 'first surviving' panda triplets The mother panda, named Juxiao, meaning “chrysanthemum smile”, delivered the triplets ...

  4. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Marjan, the lion, now pride of Afghanistan’s Kabul zoo

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 09:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Zoo vets have nursed the animal back to good health after finding it close to death on a rooftop Marjan the lion now pride of Kabul Kabul's zoo has ... a famous half-blind lion who lived at Kabul zoo and became a symbol of Afghanistan's national survival after living through coups, invasions, civil war and the hardline Taliban era before ...


    Panda born in US zoo returns for new life in China

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 07:14pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in San Diego San Diego zoo says goodbye to its four-year-old furry friend and prepares him for Chinese life A giant panda born at the San Diego Zoo has been sent back to China, reports said. The zoo said Yun Zi was crated up and driven to Los Angeles on Thursday in preparation for the flight. His keeper and a veterinarian accompanied him. The zoo’s pandas ...

  6. News - World

    Despite Change.org petition, polar bear Arturo to stay in Argentina

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by AP

    ... than a half million people asking that it be moved to Canada. The director of the Mendoza Zoo in western Argentina said on Tuesday that the 28-year-old bear is too old to safely be relocated. Animal rights advocates say the bear, named Arturo, paces nervously in his concrete enclosure, and they suggest the animal suffers from depression. They have campaigned to move the bear to a zoo ...

  7. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Collection blurs border between art and jewellery

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 11:37am by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com Parisian Zoo by Palais Royal Paris Boutique features exquisite animal pieces Wildest dreams One piece is a diamond, sapphire and enamel dragonfly shining ... vintage and collectable fine jewellery. Titled "Parisian Zoo", the show features about 100 pieces, most of which are sourced from France and the US. "Hong Kong has a huge ...

  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai woman kills herself by leaping into pool at Samut Prakan croc farm

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 11:19pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Woman kills herself in croc pool A 65-year-old Thai woman has committed suicide by leaping into a pond of crocodiles at a farm popular with tourists on Bangkok's outskirts, police said yesterday. The incident occurred during opening hours at the farm, which doubles as a zoo and draws visitors, who can feed the deadly reptiles from a walkway. ...

  9. News - World - DENMARK

    Healthy giraffe killed in Denmark despite 500,000-euro offer to save it

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:47am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Copenhagen Zoo then invites public, including children, to watch autopsy before remains are fed to a lion Healthy giraffe killed despite offers to save it Copenhagen Zoo turned down offers from other zoos and €500,000 (HK$5.25 million) from a private individual to save the life of a healthy giraffe before killing and slaughtering it yesterday to follow ...

  10. News - China - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    ‘Cover-up’ of Henan panda's death casts suspicion on zoo

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 04:11pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Staff member admits zoo official lied that animal was 'sent back to Sichuan base', because they lacked information and were shocked by death at the time A Henan zoo’s contradictory explanations on why a panda it borrowed had gone missing from its pen – and which later turned out to have fallen fatally ill – has raised questions about ...




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