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Isaac, a 33-year-old lemur, was stolen from the Santa Ana Zoo in 2018 and abandoned outside a hotel.

A teen will spend 3 months in federal prison after stealing a lemur from a zoo, stuffing him in a drawer, and abandoning him outside a hotel

Aquinas Kasbar, 19, broke into the lemur enclosure at the Santa Ana Zoo last year using bolt cutters, and nabbed a 32-year-old lemur named Isaac.
Two wolf pups, part of a rare species, have died of a mosquito-borne infection in Michigan.

A deadly mosquito-borne virus killed two wolf pups at a zoo in Michigan, and domestic cats and dogs could be at risk too

Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, is experiencing its biggest outbreak in decades. Both humans and animals are susceptible.
Chuang Chuang, a Chinese giant panda on loan to Thailand.

China is angry at Thailand after a panda it lent to a zoo in Chiang Mai unexpectedly died

Chuang Chuang appeared healthy and had recently passed a medical exam. Chinese officials are travelling to the zoo to conduct an autopsy this week.
This dog and duck make quite the duo.

12 adorable photos of unlikely animal friends

From a dachshund that made friends with a hedgehog to a tiger cub that befriended puppies, animal friendships can be unexpected but incredibly cute.
Kigali the lioness and cubs at Leipzig Zoo, Germany.

A lioness at a German zoo ate her 2 cubs just days after they were born, and zookeepers are shocked

Kigali the lioness gave birth to her first cubs on Friday and initially seemed to be taking good care of them, the zoo said.
Zuri the lioness spots her prey.

A terrifying video shows a captive lioness try to pounce on a toddler through a zoo’s glass barrier

In the video, the lioness spots the little boy through the glass, stalks him, then tries to pounce on him.
Henry the Tortoise recently turned 60.

A zoo threw its 60-year-old tortoise a birthday party and it’s the cutest thing ever

Henry the tortoise's birthday "cake" was made out of fruits and vegetables and held together with uncooked spaghetti.

12 times wild animals ended up in places they shouldn’t be

An alligator was recently spotted in Chicago. It's not the first time a wild animal has turned up far away from its natural habitat.
The Lion Country Safari in Florida lost two of its giraffes to lightning last month. Above, two other giraffes at the drive-through safari.

2 giraffes were killed after being hit by lightning at a Florida zoo

A spokesperson for the Lion Country Safari says the two giraffes died instantly during the sudden storm on May 3.
Flamingos stand in their enclosure in the rain at the Dresden Zoo.

An Illinois zoo had to euthanize a flamingo after a child threw a rock at it

The rock ended up breaking the flamingo's leg in what the zoo's director called "a truly unfortunate accident."