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Cute Animal Alert: Baby Giraffe Born in Wisconsin

The 157-pound newborn appears happy and healthy

(Newser) - Cute baby animal alert: The Milwaukee County Zoo has a newborn giraffe, the zoo's first one since 2003. The not-so-little guy—157 pounds and 5-feet-9-inches tall—was born to first-time parents Ziggy and Bahatika and appears happy and healthy. Zoo officials have yet to pick a name for the... More »

Zoo Rescues Bear Trapped in Moat

'Things were hanging on for a little bit too long' for Milwaukee Zoo star Zero

(Newser) - Fed-up zookeepers took drastic action today to rescue Zero the polar bear from the moat he’s been trapped in since Oct. 13, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. Milwaukee County Zoo officials used tranquilizer darts to subdue the 1,100-pound beast, then had a crane lift him to safety. “Things... More »

Zoo Tries to Lure Stranded Polar Bear Out of Moat

Zero has been stuck in Milwaukee park's moat for 2 weeks

(Newser) - Staff members at the Milwaukee County Zoo are taking new action to rescue a polar bear named Zero who has been stuck in the moat that surrounds his habitat for 2 weeks, the Journal Sentinel reports. Using a crane, handlers lowered a big plastic crate filled with Zero’s favorite... More »

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