A Hippo Learns The Only 100% Effective Birth Control is Abstinence

As part of their management of their animals, zoos get together to create breeding recommendations for each species. But sometimes the animals have their own plans. Despite being on contraceptives, a Los Angeles Zoo hippo delivered a surprise baby on Halloween. » 11/07/14 12:55am 11/07/14 12:55am

A video guide to artificially inseminating a rhinoceros

At ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire, England, the staff recently had the luxurious task of artificially inseminating a southern white rhino. And because male rhinoceros gametes don't rain from the sky like manna from heaven, the zookeepers had to extract semen from an ornery horned fellow. I may have watched this… » 9/17/11 1:00pm 9/17/11 1:00pm

Watch R2-D2 get eaten by a grizzly bear at a Colorado zoo

Droids don't last forever, and R2-D2 was recently laid to rest by a grizzly bear at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Of course, some unscrupulous zookeepers had filled his circuits with delicious ursine treats, so you can't blame the bear for poking around. Also, R2-D2 is made of cardboard.… » 8/22/11 1:20pm 8/22/11 1:20pm