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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Culling animals for conservation fails the morality test

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 06:08pm by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar Hari Kumar says cold-hearted logic isn't enough to justify decisions Culling for conservation fails the test of morality Going to the zoo on a Sunday with your children ... of them. The killing of Marius, an 18-month-old giraffe, evoked outrage across the globe as the zoo authorities ignored the pleas of thousands who joined online petitions against the cull. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Crocodiles starving to death at zoo

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nearly 400 crocodiles are starving to death at a zoo in Fujian province because operators cannot afford to feed them. More than 300 crocodiles have already died at the Fuzhou Crocodile Zoo in the past five years, either from starvation or sickness, according to the management. The zoo was set up as a joint venture in 1998 by a Hong Kong company and the local forestry bureau. They bought ...

  5. News - World - COURTS

    US government sues Amazon over in-game spending on mobile apps

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:06pm by Reuters

    ... of their unsuspecting parents while playing mobile applications such as Tap Zoo and Ice Age Village. The action, filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), seeks to make the online retailer refund money spent ... with the credit card associated with the device, the FTC said in its complaint. The complaint named Tap Zoo and Ice Age Village, in which children manage a zoo or an ancient town. To do that, they can ...

  6. Three Taiwanese zoos interested in taking gift pandas

    Posted May 05th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Beijing's offer of a pair of pandas as a gift to the Taiwanese people has been received enthusiastically by the island's zoos- in stark contrast to the guarded response from the authorities. At least three zoos have expressed an interest in housing the mainland guests, a day after the announcement was made to mark the end of the historic mainland ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 'Blunder' admitted in dispute over zoo

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com A rural leader who ran a private zoo and park partly on government land in Yuen Long for 18 years may be taken to court. But Lands Department chief Annie Tam Kam-lan admitted yesterday that the prolonged occupation could be due to a blunder by one of the department's staff. She told lawmakers the case had been referred to the Department ...

  9. We Bought a Zoo (Film)

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh We Bought a Zoo is based on a book of the same name by Briton Benjamin Mee. It's about life in a 16-hectare zoo in Devon, England, where he moved in with his wife, two children, brother and mother in 2006. The Mees bought the place after they heard that the 200 animals there would be put down if a buyer wasn't found. They re-opened the zoo the next year. ...




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