Bronx Zoo

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Court: Bronx Zoo Elephant 'Happy' Is Not a Person

2 judges on NY's top court disagreed with ruling on 'illegal confinement'

(Newser) - Happy the elephant may be intelligent and deserving of compassion, but she cannot be considered a person being illegally confined to the Bronx Zoo, New York’s top court ruled Tuesday. The 5-2 decision by the state Court of Appeals comes in a closely watched case that tested the boundaries...

Woman's Stunt at Bronx Zoo May Have Been Her 2nd

Police are seeking trespasser who climbed over barrier at lion exhibit, much like incident in 2019

(Newser) - An incident at the Bronx Zoo this week was reminiscent of one that took place about two years ago in the same spot—and it looks like it may have been a stunt pulled off by the same perpetrator. NBC News reports that at around 4pm on Thursday, a blonde...

Owners Give Up On Keeping 80lb Cougar in Apartment

Ill-advised pet is leaving New York and on her way to a wildlife refuge

(Newser) - A big pet in a little New York City apartment is a challenge. It’s a pretty huge challenge when it’s an 80-pound wild animal. The owners of the pet in question, an 11-month-old cougar raised from a cub, surrendered the animal before anyone got hurt. The cougar, called...

Zoo Tiger Tests Positive
Zoo Tiger Tests Positive

Zoo Tiger Tests Positive

Nadia, a 4-year-old Malayan, showed symptoms in March

(Newser) - A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the US or a tiger anywhere, federal officials and the zoo said Sunday, per the AP . The 4-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia—and...

Woman Who Climbed Into Lion's Den: 'I Am the Lion Now'

Myah Autry is in custody on trespassing charges after stunt at Bronx Zoo went viral

(Newser) - A woman who climbed into a lion's exhibit at New York City's Bronx Zoo in September has turned herself in to police. The Asbury Park Press reports that Myah Autry, said to be in her early 30s, has been charged with criminal trespassing after being taken into custody...

Bronx Zoo Visitor Enters Enclosure, Taunts Lion

She danced, waved hands in front of animal

(Newser) - The Bronx Zoo says a woman who climbed inside its lion exhibit and appeared to taunt one of the animals is lucky she wasn't killed or seriously injured. In video captured by a bystander Saturday, the woman waves at the apparently puzzled male lion and dances, NBC reports. The...

Zoo Jumper Hoped to Be 'One With the Tiger'

David Villalobos was not attempting suicide: police

(Newser) - The former real estate agent who leaped into a tiger's den at the Bronx Zoo yesterday planned to be "one with the tiger," not take his own life, police say. David Villalobos, 25, told the officers who saved him that he even petted 11-year-old Bachuta—a 400-pound...

Bronx Zoo Jumper Survives Tiger Mauling

Victim, apparently suicidal, leaped into den from monorail

(Newser) - Bronx Zoo officials say they won't euthanize a tiger that mauled an apparently suicidal visitor yesterday. The 25-year-old victim survived, though the Daily News says he might lose one of his legs. He horrified fellow riders on the zoo's monorail when he jumped off the ride and into...

7 Dead in Bronx Van Plunge
 3 Kids Among Dead 
 in SUV Plunge 

3 Kids Among Dead in SUV Plunge

3 children among fatalities near Bronx Zoo

(Newser) - Authorities say an out-of-control SUV plunged off a highway into a ravine on the grounds of the Bronx Zoo in New York City, killing seven people aboard, including three children. Police say the victims were an 84-year-old man; three women, ages 80, 45 and 39, and three girls, ages 3...

Runaway Peahen Found in Bronx Garage

Zoo intends to continue allowing her to roam free

(Newser) - The peahen who busted out of the Bronx Zoo yesterday has been found in a local business’s garage. She’s back home and resting now, after undergoing a veterinary exam, zoo officials tell the New York Daily News . They add that despite the incident, they intend to continue to...

Peacock Escapes From Bronx Zoo

Bird seen roaming NYC streets

(Newser) - Another exotic animal is on the loose in New York City after escaping from the Bronx Zoo. Net-wielding zoo workers tried and failed to recapture an escaped female peacock seen perched on top of a van a few blocks from the zoo yesterday, reports the New York Daily News . The...

Bronx Zoo Finds Missing Cobra Curled Up Inside Its Reptile House
 Cobra Never Left 
 Zoo's Reptile House 

Cobra Never Left Zoo's Reptile House

Bronx Zoo 'very happy' to have missing snake back

(Newser) - She didn't go far: Workers at the Bronx Zoo found their missing cobra curled up in a corner of the zoo's Reptile House, reports the Daily News . She had slithered out of a fiberglass box nearly a week ago but apparently never made it out of the building. Zookeepers shut...

Bronx Zoo Finds Missing Cobra

News conference will provide details later

(Newser) - The cobra that escaped from its enclosure at the Bronx Zoo has been found and is in quarantine, reports NBC News . The poisonous snake went missing on Friday, leading to the closure of the zoo's Reptile House, a frenzied search, and celebrity status for the reptile. It even has its...

Bronx Zoo Cobra Found ... Sorta

It's on Twitter, but it could take weeks to locate it in real life

(Newser) - The Egyptian cobra missing from the Bronx Zoo has been found ... on Twitter . And apparently she's a big fan of Tina Fey ("OMG! Tina Fey totally just walked by me! HUUUUGE FAN!") and Dancing With the Stars ("Want to watch Ralph Macchio go down for what...

Guess What's Loose at the Bronx Zoo?!

A very deadly Egyptian cobra that someone might want to put back in a cage

(Newser) - So the Bronx Zoo seems to have misplaced a pesky little thing we like to call a very deadly, aggressive Egyptian cobra, reports the New York Post. The 20-inch adolescent went missing yesterday, and workers who scoured all the likely places it would hide still haven't found it, reports the...

Calvin Klein's 'Obsession' Entrances Big Cats

Men's scent becomes secret weapon for zookeepers

(Newser) - Obsession for Men, Calvin Klein's musky scent for guys, may or may not work to lure the ladies, but it's a huge hit with tigers, leopards, and jaguars of both sexes. It's become the secret weapon of zoologists trying to entice big cats to linger, the Wall Street Journal reports....

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