Mar 25, 2014 — Two cubs and their parents were euthanized to make room for a younger lion. The zoo had already come under fire in February for euthanizing a young, healthy giraffe and feeding it to the lions.
Feb 10, 2014 — Bengt Holst said euthanizing the two-year-old giraffe was for the good of the greater giraffe population and it also served as an opportunity to "educate people."
Feb 9, 2014 — Marius, a healthy 2-year-old male giraffe, was killed, and his body was carved up and fed to lions. The zoo says it was simply trying to prevent inbreeding.
Aug 5, 2013 — The minister for the environment said it was time for the country to move beyond caging wild animals and seek a more natural experience.
Jun 26, 2013 — First there was Rusty, the red panda. Now there are reports that a bear was captured in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, prompting (mostly unserious) concerns of a possible ursine siege on the nation's capital.
Jun 8, 2013 — Squirrel monkeys in a "walk-through" enclosure bit more than a dozen visitors over a year-long period, according to a report.
Nov 5, 2012 — In Pittsburgh, the 2-year-old's mother lifted him on to a railing. Tragically, he fell into the animals' exhibit and was set upon by the pack. Zookeepers were eventually able to lure most of the 11 dogs away. One had to be shot by police.