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LONDON - A "girlie" gorilla with a fondness for pink celebrated its 40th birthday at London Zoo on Thursday with a colourful gourmet parsnip, potato and carrot cake. Credit: Twitter/zsllondonzoo Zaire, who weighs in at 231 pounds (105 kilos), could be seen in a video from the zoo slowly picking at the pyramid-shaped cake in her enclosure before lying on her side, scooping it up in handfuls and waving a piece of pinkish jelly in the air. The treat was made by Richard Burr, a star baker on a popular television show, who said the cake presented particular challenges as he could not use eggs, flour, butter or sugar. "I've made essentially a vegan cake," he said. Her keeper, Glynn Hennessy, ...

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A major oil and gas company has pledged to stop plumbing for oil in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, after the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and United States authorities pressured the firm to halt operations in the region. Credit: Getty Editorial Soco International Inc., an oil and gas production company headquartered in London, has agreed to cease development work in the area within 30 days, according to company representatives. RELATED: Primates at Risk The African park - the oldest national park on the continent - is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is home to a diverse array of animals, including hippopotamuses, "critically endangered" mountain gorillas an...

MADRID - A Spanish zoo vet shot a keeper with a tranquillizer dart when a gorilla escape drill went awry, knocking out the unfortunate victim who spent the next three days in hospital. Zoo workers ran a drill simulating a gorilla escape on Monday, said the Loro Park zoo, a popular holiday destination in Lanzarote on Spain's Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. But a park vet armed with a tranquillizer gun then shot a loaded dart into the 35-year-old keeper by mistake, Loro Park spokeswoman Patricia Delponti told AFP on Friday. "For an unknown reason it fired accidently and hit his co-worker beside him in the leg," Delponti said. "The dart was loaded to neutralise a 200-kilogram (440-...

Daily GIFs: May 20, 2014

Getting through the day can be tough, but you know what makes it easier? Adorable GIFs. Check out these furry mini-flicks floating around the Internet. It's probably the cutest way to waste time and wait for the weekend. 1. A master of stealth. 2. "Sweetie, stay away from that crazy animal. It has no manners." 3. Kisses galore. 4. "Pet me all you want. I'm still not telling you how many licks to the center of a Tootsie Pop." 5. "Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man..." Share this on Facebook? Get another dose of adorable animals:...

Escaped Zoo Animals

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