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Girl Dies of E. Coli Infection Days After Visiting Petting Zoo

3-year-old Kallan Maresh's 5-year-old brother is still fighting for his life in Minnesota

(Newser) - Not long after 5-year-old Kade Maresh and his 3-year-old sister, Kallan, visited a petting zoo in Minnesota in early July, they began vomiting and had nonstop diarrhea. After several emergency room visits, they were rushed by ambulance to the University of Minnesota's children's hospital, where they fought for... More »

Zoo Sues, Says Racy Ad Traumatized Its Raccoon

Lawsuit complains of 'erotica' over topless model

(Newser) - A Moscow zoo is suing an advertising company for misuse of one of its animals. The bizarre claim? That the company used a raccoon from the zoo in an "erotic" ad and traumatized it. Officials at the Animals Aren't Toys zoo say Tomas the raccoon returned from the... More »

A Zebra and Pony Running Wild in Staten Island? Yep

They escaped from a petting zoo

(Newser) - A Staten Island business owner shot video today of a decidedly weird scene: A Shetland pony and a zebra were galloping through a strip mall parking lot, reports the Staten Island Advance . Turns out Razzi (the zebra) and Casper (the pony) escaped from a nearby petting zoo, and both are... More »

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