On November 9, 1874, one of the worse incidents in New York history
occurred when a polar bear, a panther, a Numidian lion, several hyenas, and a Bengal tiger, slipped their cages from the Central Park Zoo. "The animals, some of which had first attacked each other, then turned on nearby pedestrians who happened to be strolling through Central Park. People were trampled, mauled, dismembered—and worse." [more inside]
posted by stbalbach
on Aug 14, 2014 -
Sometimes if the king of the jungle is not available, then use the next best animal
posted by dov3
on Aug 16, 2013 -
The QI Zoo
is a delightful collection of animated and educational gifs about animals and their quirks.
posted by Apoch
on Apr 8, 2013 -
The Bronx Zoo is managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society, which boasts of running more than 500 projects in sixty-five countries through global field offices whose employees work to advance sustainable development; address issues of global climate change, health and well-being, and natural-resource use; and pursue other noble-sounding objectives that attest to the totality of man’s dominion over the lesser beasts.
posted by latkes
on Jan 20, 2013 -
World War II was a time that called for many things from many different people. However, one Polish soldier stepped above and beyond the call of his nature. He carried ammunition, he helped his squad members get better at wrestling, and he drank and smoked with the rest of them - Wojtek, the soldier bear
. [more inside]
posted by lizarrd
on Aug 12, 2010 -
is the only pig
in Afghanistan. An already lonely existence has been made sadder as fears of swine-flu have caused zoo officials to place him in quarantine
, depriving him of contact with his best friend - a nearby goat.
posted by grapefruitmoon
on May 8, 2009 -
The Eco Zoo
- some amazing Japanese 3D Flash. If you take a close look at the animals there... you might be able to get some tips to live in a more environmentally friendly way!
posted by Artw
on Sep 13, 2008 -
We're all used to animal cams at the zoo
. You can watch animals in the wild
or in captivity
. But how about a live animal cam at...the library
posted by nax
on May 15, 2008 -