Shango, a 31-year-old, 433-pound male gorilla got in a fight with his 26-year-old brother, Barney, which resulted in some bite marks that needed medical attention.
Before the medical procedure to address his wounds, Shango had a full work-up that included vaccines, x-rays, a TB test, and the very timely COVID-19 test. Animals all over the world have tested positive for COVID-19, so Zoo Miami did the right thing in making sure that Shango is healthy. Luckily, he tested negative!
As we continue to fight this virus in the human world, the animal kingdom needs to stay safe as well. We thank all veterinary and zoo professionals for staying diligent and protecting animals like Shango! We hope that he and Barney work out their issues.
Bat Pups Babble like Babies
Baby greater sac-winged bats show similarities to human babies in the way they string together syllabus before they can learn to “talk.”
The Untold Journey of the African House Gecko's Treck across the Atlantic Ocean
Reptile roadtrip? How the African house gecko traveled from Africa across to the Americas.
The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker is Officially Extinct, Along with 22 Other Species
Preserved too late, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared almost two dozen previously endangered species as extinct, underscoring a larger problem of climate change and habitat loss in America.
Helping the Los Angeles River Change Course
As a human trying to commute from Long Beach to Downtown Los Angeles to the hills of Pasadena, you probably already know that you’ll be making your way on infamous, traffic-clogged roads filled with obstacles to be avoided.
The ‘Immortal’ Plant Tells Its Tale
A plant with two leaves has the power to live up to 1,000 years in a rowdy desert...is there really such a thing?
There’s a Black Rhino Baby Boom in Zimbabwe
Finally, a success story for the critically endangered animal.
Climate Week 2021 Shines a Light on the Climate Crisis
Every September since 2009, Climate Week coincides with the UN General Assembly in New York City. Action is required to halt and attempt to reverse the rapid and catastrophic deterioration of the world's climate. The planet is in crisis and this year The Explorers Club is spotlighting experts in the field to bring awareness to how we can create the change we need to improve the future of the planet.
Galápagos Giant Tortoises Are Mysteriously Turning Up Dead in Ecuador
Despite the tough protections, there has been a spate of tortoises killed in recent months, and officials fear the animals have been slaughtered for their meat.
Using DNA to Reunite an Orphaned Elephant with her Mother
After villagers found a tiny elephant wandering alone, scientists began the search for her mother using DNA matching technology.
Caring for Coral at Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium is home to a variety of coral species that come in an array of different shapes and colors. The coral reef wall in Georgia Aquarium’s Tropical Diver gallery is one of the largest coral walls in any aquarium. Propagation aquarists at the Aquarium cultivate and transplant live coral from a behind-the-scenes aquaculture pool to the reef wall in their Tropical Diver gallery.