Archive for August, 2014

These Photos of Koko the Gorilla Grieving the Death of Robin Williams Will Make You Cry

Robin Williams Death Koko Gorilla

Robin Williams didn’t just touch the lives of millions of people; he also touched the lives of animals. Back in 2001, the actor had the pleasure of meeting Koko, one of the world’s smartest gorillas who communicate in sign language, at The Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, Calif., for a video shoot. They hugged, wrestled, and even got into a tickling fight. To summarize: They quickly bonded. The gorilla’s foster mom, Dr. Penny Patterson, explained, “Koko instantly connected with Robin. Koko, Read more [...]

Khao Kheow Open Zoo Ranked Second Best in Asia by TripAdvisor

Khao Kheow Open Zoo Positioned Second Best in Asia by TripAdvisor

Thailand – The Khao Kheow Open Zoo has been positioned second in Asia in a top 10 list by Tripadvisor in its Travelers’ Choice Awards. It beat the likes of the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens in India, which was third. Singapore Zoo has got first position in Asia by Tripadvisor. Khao Kheow Open Zoo Pattaya Thailand ranked second and Safari Park Open Zoo Kanchanaburi Thailand got seventeenth position in this list. The Siam Ocean World in Bangkok Thailand also clinched third place in Asia in Read more [...]

Courageous Bear Saves a Struggling Crow From Drowning at the Budapest Zoo

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This tender bear named Vali at the Budapest Zoo in Hungary stunned spectators when it saved a dark hooded crow from sinking. The Youtube video, updated by client Aleksander Medves, demonstrates a bear examining a crow on June 19 (it was put on Youtube a couple of days after the fact). The crow was not able to escape a pool in the bear’s walled in area, and after a couple of strained minutes, the bear methodologies, hauls the crow out and places it securely on the ground. The crow is obviously Read more [...]