What do you get when a lion mates with a tiger? A liger. The cute cub named Tzar is healthy and playful in Russia.
No bars, no high fences: It's thanks to Carl Hagenbeck that most zoos today look that way. June 10 marks his 175th birthday. But he also had other controversial ideas for his parks: exhibiting humans as well.
The Vienna-based Four Paws rescued the animals, who had been suffering the effects of the conflict in the Gaza Strip. They have also saved animals kept in former "Islamic State" territory in Iraq.
German authorities managed to recapture lions, tigers and a jaguar after the predators fled their cages in a zoo in Lünebach, near Belgium. The animals got out after a powerful storm flooded parts of the zoo.
A German zoo triggered a widespread search operation after wrongly reporting the escape of several dangerous animals. Of the two lions, two tigers, a bear and a jaguar reported gone, only the bear actually left its cage.
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