zoos

The VICE Guide to Right Now

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by Naming an Animal After Your Ex and Having It Killed

"Let our 1,000-pound brown bears tear into your ex."
River Donaghey
2.13.19
penguins

A Brief History of Same-Sex Penguin Parents

Before Sphen and Magic, there was Roy and Silo, Harry and Pepper, Jumbs and Kermit, and the kidnappers of Odense Zoo.
Becky Ferreira
10.16.18
crime

The Strange Case of 'Joe Exotic,' the Zookeeper Accused of Attempted Murder

"I am the most dangerous exotic animal owner on this planet right now. And before you bring me down, it is my belief that you will stop breathing."
Drew Schwartz
9.11.18
Escape Artists

Renegade Giant Tortoise Found in Bushes Outside Zoo After Two Weeks on the Lam

"She can walk faster than we can ever imagine."
Becky Ferreira
8.16.17
it's a zoo

Toronto Is Cracking Down on Therapy Capybaras

The city is looking into its many travelling zoos.
Lisa Cumming
5.1.17
architecture

Copenhagen Zoo Unveils Yin Yang-Shaped Panda Enclosure

The Panda House will open in 2018.
Beckett Mufson
3.27.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Czech Zoo Is Cutting Off Its Rhinos' Horns to Protect Them from Poachers

The decision comes in the wake of a recent, brutal murder of a rhino at a zoo in Paris.
Drew Schwartz
3.15.17
ANIMALS

There Are Only 250 Malayan Tigers on Earth, But the Population Just Grew by Two

The Malayan tiger is critically endangered, but captive breeding programs can help sustain the species.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.8.16
ANIMALS

Zookeepers Explain What It's Like To Raise Celebrity Gay Animal Couples

Celebrity gay animal couples are often in the news. We asked zookeepers what it’s like to be responsible for these animal world civil-sex partnerships—and what you do when they break up.
Sirin Kale
5.30.16
Canada

These Polar Bears Are Pooping Glitter, For Science

Scientists feed glitter to animals to mark their poop for study.
Kate Lunau
5.10.16
Features

If We Can't Save Pandas, We Can't Save Anything

People love to hate on pandas, but the arguments against conserving the rare bears are missing the bigger picture.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.14.16
ANIMALS

How Do You Save an Elephant’s Tusk? Ask a Materials Engineer

Bulwagi, a 35-year-old male African elephant that lives at Birmingham Zoo, came pretty close to losing his tusk after a deep crack appeared in the ivory. But advanced composites saved the day.
John R. Platt
1.28.16
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