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What Was the Remarkable Story of Fraiser the Lolling Lion?

While there are hundreds of stories of wild animals that were raised in captivity, the story of Fraiser is truly one of the books. Let’s find out what makes him different. Fraiser is a 19-year-old sickly lion with a lolling tong. He was rescued from a Mexican circus in 1972. He was able to sire …

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All pandas are owned by China. They rent them out to zoos for $1 million per year each for a minimum of 10 years.

How China’s booming panda business works Pandas are a big business — both for China and the zoos lucky enough to score a visitor. They can also be extremely expensive. At last count in 2004, there were about 1,600 pandas alive in the wild, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Around 350 pandas live under …

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Meet Ken Allen, a Borneo orangutan in the San Diego Zoo who escaped his enclosure three times. He never acted aggressively towards anyone during his escapes, and generally wandered around the zoo looking at other animals.

Ken Allen For people named Ken Allen, see Kenneth Allen (disambiguation). Ken Allen (February 13, 1971 – December 1, 2000) was a Bornean orangutan at the San Diego Zoo. He became one of the most popular animals in the history of the zoo because of his many successful escapes from his enclosures. He was nicknamed …

Meet Ken Allen, a Borneo orangutan in the San Diego Zoo who escaped his enclosure three times. He never acted aggressively towards anyone during his escapes, and generally wandered around the zoo looking at other animals. Read More »