Go Back In Time With 1950s Footage of the First Gorilla Born at a Zoo

The Columbus Zoo opens its new Heart of Africa exhibit this week, and to mark the occasion, central Ohio's Channel 10 reached back into its archives to find this footage of the zoo from 1956 and 1957. It includes some absolutely adorable clips of Colo, the first gorilla to ever be born in a zoo. » 5/17/14 4:00pm 5/17/14 4:00pm

SeaWorld Succeeds In Delaying Orca Welfare Bill "For Further Study"

Last month, we reported on a bill introduced to the California State Legislature by Assemblymember Richard Bloom, which would end killer whale performances in the state and begin to phase out their captivity more generally. Today, Bloom's office announced that the vote was delayed for further study. » 4/09/14 6:12pm 4/09/14 6:12pm

Today's Dose of "Awww": Gorilla Gives Birth in Rare C-Section

Earlier this week, an 18-year-old gorilla named Imami gave birth to a baby girl at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. She was closely monitored throughout the labor process by the zoo's veterinary staff, and when she showed no signs of progress, she was transported to the Safari Park hospital for an emergency c-section.… » 3/15/14 6:45pm 3/15/14 6:45pm