Prematurely Born Giraffe Calf Getting Stronger at Zoo Brno, But under the constant supervision of its keepers and zoo veterinarians, the baby has gotten stronger, and the zoo can report the calf is slowly growing.
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo has welcomed four North American River Otter pups, born on February 15. The babies had their first exam by the zoo's veterinarian on April 17, revealing the sex and general health of the otters.
PHYSICAL BEAR-APY Mango, a 19-year-old male Syrian brown bear, rests on a bed as zoo veterinarians and staff prepare him for surgery in the Ramat Gan Zoological Center's animal hospital near Tel Aviv. Credit: AP Photo: Ariel Schalit
Penguins at the pool Humboldt penguins are seen in a pool during a presentation at a zoo in Lima, Peru on March 15. The zoo's staff says several years of research have shown that Humboldt penguins display a considerable level of intelligence. (They even enjoy instrumental music!) This species, whose habitat stretches from central coastal Chile to central coastal Peru, has been suffering a drastic decrease in its population due to climate-change effects, according to the zoo's veterinarians.