Sad news: Gaza Strip zoo’s newborn lion cubs have died

The adorable pair of lion cubs born at a Gaza Strip zoo and amusement park on Monday have died, according to an Agence France-Presse report.”The lions named Fajr and Sijil (Dawn and Clay in Arabic) died today due to a deterioration of their health at birth,” zoo supervisor Shadi Hamad told the AFP.image



Panda mom gives birth to a screaming male cub in Spain

MADRID, Spain — A giant panda in Madrid’s zoo has given birth to a healthy male, and the 1-day-old, pink-skinned cub is already proving a handful, screaming his way through his first medical checkup.The new arrival, delivered after a natural birth in the early hours of Friday, is only the 10th specimen of the highly endangered animal in Europe, the Madrid Zoo said. The cub — the third for a gia…

Gus, Central Park Zoo polar bear, dies at 27

Gus, the beloved 27-year-old polar bear of New York’s Central Park Zoo, has died.He was euthanized Tuesday after veterinarians discovered an inoperable thyroid tumor during a medical exam. Zoo officials said Gus had exhibited unusual feeding behavior and had trouble eating and swallowing his food.“Gus was an icon at the Central Park Zoo and a great source of joy for our visitors and staff,” said …

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