Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sad News for the Columbus and Cincinnati Zoos

Fluffy, a gigantic and gentle reticulated python at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, died last night due to an apparent tumor.  The eighteen-year-old snake was 24-feet-long and 300-pounds and held the title of longest snake by Guinness World Records.

Also, our deepest condolences go out to the Cincinnati Zoo for the loss of their baby Indian rhino yesterday. Our thoughts are with you

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Orca calf born at SeaWorld Orlando

Good news out of Sea World this week after the bad news of the recent death. SeaWorld Orlando's newest addition — a 7-foot-long, 350-pound baby killer whale — is in good physical shape and showing signs of strength hours after its birth, the theme park says. Katina, a 34-year-old female, gave birth to her seventh calf Saturday night at 7:28 p.m. It's the circle of life baby! Read the full story here.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pictures from the Wilds: Part 8 Cheetah

It's the never ending updates! This sub-saharan and northern Iran animal is the fastest land mammal in the world, capable of reaching a top speed of 70 miles per hour for a short period of time. Only about 10,00 remain left in the wild. The cheetahs are definitely one of the highlights of visiting the Wilds on your safari adventure.