Indian man killed by lion after scaling zoo wall

Indian man killed by lion after scaling zoo wall

An Indian man was mauled to death by a lion after he scaled the wall of a zoo in northern Punjab state, officials said Monday.

Ajyal:  Capharnaum, What Walaa Wants, Zoo win Best Film Awards

Ajyal: Capharnaum, What Walaa Wants, Zoo win Best Film Awards

Capharnaum, What Walaa Wants and Zoo won Best Film Awards at 6th Ajyal Film Festival, which concluded Monday. The Best Short Film Awards went to Transformation, Killing Hope and Qatari film Gubgub.

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

Puan -- Indonesian for "lady" -- died on Monday at Perth Zoo, where she had lived since being gifted by Malaysia in 1968.

Lions, tigers and jaguar break out of German zoo

Lions, tigers and jaguar break out of German zoo

Residents in the area have been advised to stay indoors while a hunt is under way for the big cats.

One of Nepal's last dancing bears dies after rescue

One of Nepal's last dancing bears dies after rescue

The two sloth bears were rescued in southern Nepal in December last year from a pair of itinerant street performers who used the animals for entertainment.

Baboons end escapade, allowing Paris zoo to reopen

Baboons end escapade, allowing Paris zoo to reopen

The Vincennes zoo, shut on Friday afternoon while dozens of police and zoo-keepers launched a monkey-hunt, said the baboons were returned to their enclosure at 4.15 am.

Giant tortoise that fled Japan zoo found 140 metres away

Giant tortoise that fled Japan zoo found 140 metres away

A giant tortoise that made a break from a Japanese zoo has been found safe and sound two weeks after it escaped -- just 140 metres from the park.

Ailing white tiger put down in Singapore Zoo

Ailing white tiger put down in Singapore Zoo

A rare white tiger involved in the 2008 killing of a zoo worker has been put down after suffering from skin cancer and joint degeneration, the Singapore Zoo said Thursday.

Austrian zoo unveils white tiger cubs

Austrian zoo unveils white tiger cubs

A zoo in Austria unveiled a litter of four white tiger cubs to the media on Wednesday. The cubs were born at the White Zoo - a popular attraction about 150 kilometres outside the capital, Vienna - on March 22.

Cuddly ambassadors spell panda-monium for Dutch zoo

Cuddly ambassadors spell panda-monium for Dutch zoo

The Netherlands will welcome its first giant pandas this week at a zoo fitted out with a pagoda-style enclosure as its new centrepiece, crowning 16 years of hard lobbying by Dutch animal lovers.

White tiger quadruplets born in Polish zoo

White tiger quadruplets born in Polish zoo

The arrival of four baby white tigers has brought a cute new attraction to the zoo at Borysew, a town near the Polish city of Lodz, but the birth of the inbred species has also raised ethical questions.

Woman bitten by snake at Australian zoo

Woman bitten by snake at Australian zoo

A young woman was bitten by a wild green snake at an Australian zoo, paramedics said on Monday, a year after a keeper was attacked by a tiger at the same popular tourist attraction.