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It's a Girl! Baby Hippo's Sex Revealed After 7 Weeks of Waiting

It's a Girl! Baby Hippo's Sex Revealed After 7 Weeks of Waiting

Originally posted 05/14/2015 04:30PM

Princess Charlotte only kept us waiting a few hours, but it took seven weeks of waiting before the San Diego Zoo revealed the sex of its new hippo baby.

The mystery was solved on Tuesday, when zoologists were finally able to get a clear look at the little hippo and determine the animal is female, reports The Associated Press.

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Injured Owl Rescued from Highway by California Police

Injured Owl Rescued from Highway by California Police

Originally posted 05/12/2015 12:00PM

Getting stuck on Highway 101 is definitely something to hoot about.

That's what one owl learned last Friday when it was apparently hit by a vehicle and found itself injured near the center divider of the California highway, The Press Democrat reports.

California Highway Patrolman Justin Fetterly responded to the call about the barn owl, and when he arrived at the scene, he cornered the bird with fellow officer Brian Wood. Fetterly used an emergency blanket to scoop up the bird and then drove with it in his lap to a nearby emergency animal hospital in Santa Rosa.

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Baby Kangaroo Stolen from Mother's Pouch at Wisconsin Zoo

Originally posted 05/11/2015 05:20PM

The Special Memories Zoo in Greenville, Wisconsin, had some depressing Mother's Day news.

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Pandas Re-enact The Lion King's Most Dramatic Scene

Originally posted 05/11/2015 04:30PM

You thought pandas were sweet, innocent, altruistic sweeties, right? Well, these black-and-white bears have a dark side.

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OtterBox Phone Case Is No Match for a Real Otter

Originally posted 05/08/2015 02:45PM



It's the biggest fight since Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: it's OtterBox vs. Otter.

A visitor to the Red River Zoo in Fargo, North Dakota, recently dropped an iPhone covered in an OtterBox case into the otter exhibit by accident, reports Valley News Live.

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Update: Zoo Monkey Named for Princess Charlotte Keeps Name After Royal Family Doesn't Complain | Princess Charlotte

Update: Zoo Monkey Named for Princess Charlotte Keeps Name After Royal Family Doesn't Complain

Originally posted 05/08/2015 02:15PM

In case you doubted the power of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, consider yourself warned. (For the record, we never questioned the authority of Her Royal Highness, we are not worthy, et cetera.)

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Tigers Escape Oklahoma Zoo During Tornadoes

Tigers Escape Oklahoma Zoo During Tornadoes

Originally posted 05/07/2015 05:40PM

Tuttle, Oklahoma, had to worry about tornadoes and tigers this week.

According to Newsweek, the city's interactive zoo, Tiger Safari, was hit by a tornado Wednesday night. The damage from the storm led to the escape of several exotic animals, tigers included.

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Sea Lion Pup Spotted on San Francisco Sidewalk Gets Rescued

Sea Lion Pup Spotted on San Francisco Sidewalk Gets Rescued

Originally posted 05/01/2015 10:20AM

A stranded sea lion pup has been spotted wandering a San Francisco sidewalk in a scene that marine rescuers warn could become commonplace as the ocean heats up.

Video from the Marine Mammal Center in nearby Sausalito shows the male sea lion nicknamed Rubbish hiding under a car Thursday and waddling away from rescuers. They eventually got a net around the pup, moved it into a crate and took it to the center.

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And the Dallas Zoo Baby Giraffe's Name Is ... (Plus: See an Adorable New Pic!)

And the Dallas Zoo Baby Giraffe's Name Is ... (Plus: See an Adorable New Pic!)

Originally posted 04/24/2015 12:00PM

As the royal baby name game continues to leave us guessing, we can all sleep a little more soundly knowing at least one adorable newborn finally has her moniker.

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Columbus Zoo Welcomes Tiger Triplets – and the First Video Is So Cute

Originally posted 04/23/2015 04:35PM

While we wait for royal baby No. 2, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is celebrating its own exciting birth.

Three baby Amur tiger cubs were born there on Tuesday morning, according to The Columbus Dispatch. All of the striped sweeties are males and belong to first-time mother Irisa.

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