Social media is one way zoos worldwide are engaging with people who can no longer visit — their main source of income — and raise some much-needed cash.
Some scientists suspect wild animals sold in a market were the source of the coronavirus pandemic, that has killed more than 48,000 lives worldwide so far, while others argue it was in circulation elsewhere in Wuhan even earlier.
The main zoo in Sanaa, the capital seized in 2014 by Houthis, has lost many animals, including four lions, to starvation.
Animal activists are trying to stop shipment of more than 60,000 goats, sheep, and cows to Kuwaiti by saying many of the crammed animals would die on the way.
About 300,000 of the birds pass through southwestern France, where they fall prey to hunters who for decades have defied bans on harvesting them in the name of gastronomic tradition.
The decision follows a public consultation that found overwhelming support for banning third-party sales of puppies and kittens to protect the animals from exploitation.
Economic crisis in Venezuela leaves its zoos to endure a "dark age" as keepers begin sacrificing some animals to save others.
Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy, who adopted five strays during the Sochi Games, says the South Korea farm is "one of the saddest places" he has ever been. At least 2 million dogs are slaughtered and eaten each year in Korea.
An animal welfare group in South Korea makes deals with dog farm owners to save dogs from dinner bowls in exchange for compensation as Seoul government orders closure of some dog meat markets.
Jennifer Appel, Tasha Fuiaba and their two dogs were rescued by the US Navy after a Taiwanese fishing vessel saw their boat stranded 900 miles off the coast of Japan.
Like many who make it out of the Syria's war zone alive, the journey of a number of animals rescued from a zoo was not an easy one.
An international animal welfare charity, the Four Paws group, completes the evacuation of a dozen animals stranded in a neglected zoo in the conflict-torn Aleppo province of northern Syria.
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