Topic: San Francisco Zoo

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  • In Pictures Animals escape

    An elephant sparked panic in Zurich, Switzerland when it escaped from a zoo and spent two hours walking through the city's streets. The 5-ton male named Sabu evaded his handlers as he was being loaded for transport. He walked into the city where he bathed in a lake before heading up the main street towards the railways station. Police closed roads as the specialist vets tracked the 10-foot high elephant. He was finally lured into the back of a trailer and returned to his owners at a traveling Circus.

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  • Rare tiger born at San Francisco zoo

    Rare tiger born in San Francisco Zoo is the first since 2008. Such zoo births are rare, and there are few as 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild. This cub was born to a 9-year-old tiger, named Leanne.

  • Bronx zoo tiger attack: Man lives, big cat is forgiven

    Survivors of tiger attacks often hold no animosity. As he lay injured from a tiger bite, entertainer Roy Horn whispered, 'Make sure no harm comes to Montecore.' Likewise, the tiger that mauled a man who jumped into his enclosure at the Bronx Zoo will not be euthanized.

  • Why would anyone steal Banana Sam, beloved San Francisco monkey?

    A 17-year-old squirrel monkey named Banana Sam was stolen Friday morning from the San Fransciso Zoo. In the past, zoo thieves have tried to sell stolen zoo animals and even used them to impress girlfriends.

  • In Pictures Animals escape

    An elephant sparked panic in Zurich, Switzerland when it escaped from a zoo and spent two hours walking through the city's streets. The 5-ton male named Sabu evaded his handlers as he was being loaded for transport. He walked into the city where he bathed in a lake before heading up the main street towards the railways station. Police closed roads as the specialist vets tracked the 10-foot high elephant. He was finally lured into the back of a trailer and returned to his owners at a traveling Circus.

  • In Pictures Boo at the zoo

    What is it about animals and pumpkins? They seem to like them, and we like looking at them. Newt, a Rodriguez fruit bat, climbs on a pumpkin at Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill.

  • In Pictures Polar Bears

    Budapest Zoo's 18-year-old polar bear, Vitush, plays with a ball in his pool in Budapest, Hungary, Feb. 5, 2009.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 08/10

    Young gymnasts take part in a training session for 4-to7-year-olds at the gymnastics hall of a sports school in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China, on Tuesday. Chinese officials insist tough new eligibility rules will put a stop to the type of age-cheating scandals that saw a gymnast stripped of her Olympic medal.

  • In Pictures Zoo babies

    A white tiger cub growls at the Buenos Aires Zoo in Argentina, March 21, 2013. The cub's mother, Cleo, a captive Bengal white tiger, gave birth to two females and two males on Jan. 14.

  • In Pictures National Penguin Awareness Day

    An Emperor penguin chick sits on its parents feet in Atka Bay, Antarctica. Wednesday marks National Penguin Awareness Day, a day devoted to celebrating penguins around the world.

  • In Pictures No business like snow business

    A pedestrian braves the snow in northeastern Philadelphia on Saturday, Dec. 19. A major winter storm buried the Mid-Atlantic and East coast over the weekend.