The two giant pandas were brought to Finland in January 2018, nine months after Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the Nordic country and signed a joint agreement on protecting the animals.
The snake, named Sir Vas, slithered away last weekend through a lamp fixture in a terrarium a few days earlier.
World Wildlife Fund has urged Lahore zoo authorities to re-home lions with other government wildlife facilities.
Pakistan's Islamabad High Court has ordered the zoo to close earlier this year because of the facility's outrageous conditions blamed on systemic negligence.
Fans of the panda were able to watch the labor live through a 'panda cam' feature accessible on the zoo's website 24 hours a day.
Kaavan arrived from Sri Lanka in 1985 and was temporarily held in chains in 2002 over concerns about increasingly violent tendencies. He was freed later that year after an outcry but it emerged in 2015 that he was again being regularly chained.
With the zoo closed to the public as the country battles a worsening virus outbreak, the African penguins had little in the way of stimulation without passers-by stopping to admire them.
The zoological park in Saint-Martin-la-Plaine said a man discovered the endangered furry mammal in his garden.
Berlin Zoo said mother Meng Meng gave birth to the pink twins who bear no resemblance to their black-and-white furry parents –– as yet.
A large majority of countries voted in Geneva to prohibit the transfer of elephants caught in the wild to so-called captive facilities – a practice animal protection groups have long described as "cruel".
The birth marks the first successful artificial insemination birth of a southern white rhino in North America.
Thousands of animals step onto the scales at Britain's Whipsnade Zoo at an annual weigh-in event to record their height and weight.
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