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Lioness Asha, 4, died suddenly on March 27th during a procedure at Zoo Miami. Asha was the mother of 3 ½ month old K’wasi, the first lion cub successfully exhibited with his mother in Zoo Miami’s history. (Source: Zoo Miami)

Lion Cub’s Mother Dies Suddenly At Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami is mourning the loss of a 4-year old lioness named Asha. What makes this story even more difficult is the lion is the mother of the three-and-half-month old cub K’wasi, the first lion cub successfully exhibited with his mother in Zoo Miami’s history.

03/28/2014

February 10, 2014: The decision by a Danish Zoo to kill a giraffe named Marius sparked outrage around the world.   Courtesy: Frank Ronsholt)

Decision To Euthanize Giraffe And Feed To Lions Angers Some Zookeepers

The decision by a Danish zoo to kill a giraffe named Marius sparked outrage around the world. Copenhagen Zoo officials said they had to euthanize the healthy two-year-old giraffe because it was genetically too similar to other giraffes at the zoo and the zoo wanted to prevent inbreeding.

CBS Miami–02/10/2014

The health of a 2-month old lion cub born at Zoo Miami is improving. (Source:  Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)

Baby Animals Thrive At Zoo Miami

There is a lot to be happy about at Zoo Miami as a nearly two-month old lion cub, which faced many challenges after its birth, makes some big improvements, and several other babies continue to thrive as well.

CBS Miami–02/10/2014

18-day old Victoria Crowned Pigeon which hatched at Zoo Miami. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)

Victoria Crowned Pigeon Hatches At Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami is celebrating the birth of a new animal, actually it’s the zoo’s first successful hatching of a Victoria crowned pigeon.

CBS Miami–12/19/2013

(Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)

Wildlife Expert Ron Magill Opens Up About Skin Cancer Diagnosis

You can count on wildlife expert and Zoo Miami spokesman Ron Magill for three things: Having some kind of wild creature in his arms, or around his neck, speaking excitedly about animals, and being outside in the sun.

12/12/2013

Asian elephant Maude dies at Zoo Miami from severe digestive impaction at age 41. (Source: Zoo Miami)

Maude The Elephant Dies At Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami is mourning the loss of Maude, an Asian elephant. She died Friday at age 41.

11/27/2013

Male lion cub born in Sept. has died at Zoo Miami. Maude the Asian elephant is gravely ill. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)

Second Lion Cub Dies & Asian Elephant Is Gravely Ill At Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami is mourning the loss of a second lion cub, one of three that was born in September. In addition, zoo staff is working diligently to treat one of its Asian elephants who is gravely ill.

CBS Miami–11/26/2013

Python captured in Palmetto Bay on Nov. 26, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

Giant Pythons Create Problems In Southwest Dade

West Kendall resident Frank Arbelaez still cringes when he thinks about Halloween night 2012. He said what he saw happen to his Yorkie on the bank of the canal behind his home was traumatizing.

11/05/2013

Three lion cubs, the first born at Zoo Miami in its 33-history, receive their first exam on Oct. 1, 2013. (Source: Zoo Miami)

Newborn Lion Cubs Pride Of Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami is roaring with pride over the birth of three lion cubs, the zoo’s first in its 33-year history.

CBS Miami–10/01/2013

Carlita, a 21-year-old white Bengal tiger had to be euthanized at Zoo Miami due to failing health on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. (Source: Zoo Miami)

Zoo Miami Mourning Death Of Elderly, Ailing White Tiger

A tiger seen by millions of visitors to Zoo Miami has been euthanized.

CBS Miami–09/16/2013

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