A tiny and very tubby baby pygmy hippo that was recently born at the San Diego Zoo is the zoo's first successful pygmy hippo birth in more than 30 years.
The father and son orangutans have already formed strong bonds with the otters, the zookeepers said.
A pair of mated male penguins in a Dutch zoo were so eager for offspring that they stole an egg from another couple's nest.
Rocks might not sound like a delectable meal to most life-forms, but it's on the menu for a newly identified species of a plump, bizarre-looking clam.
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