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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,...

Squirrel Surprises Giant Panda

The Toronto Zoo's giant panda isn't sure how to feel about an unexpected visitor, but there's no need to worry. The squirrel is already gone. Now Er Shun can get back to doing what she loves best: sleeping. Share this on Facebook? MORE ON PAWNATION: Horse Knows How to Keep the Beat Bulldog Puppy Tries to Howl Rabbit Has No Problem Escaping Through Fence...

WOJCIECHOW - A lion cub who was abandoned at birth by his parents has been cuddling up to a shaggy-haired sheepdog and mother-of-five at a private zoo in Poland. Credit: Getty Editorial Parys was born last week at the small zoo in the eastern town of Wojciechow to a mother who showed no interest in nursing him, and a father who gave him one lick and then walked off. "Animals sometimes abandon their young, as do humans from time to time," zoo owner Krzysztof Zerdzicki told AFP. "When I picked up the little guy, the lioness came over to me and tapped me with her head as if to say, 'take care of him'. And then she left." Zerdzicki entrusted the black-spotted cub to his pet dog Carmen, an...

Frisky Donkey Couple: 1, Prudes: 0

WARSAW - A pair of amorous Polish donkeys have recovered their right to make love in public after a local official sought to keep them apart. Credit: Associated Press The scandal erupted earlier this week when zoo-goers saw the animals, which have already produced six offspring over their decade together, coupling in plain view. Two appalled mothers expressed outrage over the act at the zoo in the western city of Poznan, complaining that the scene was unsuitable for young eyes. They found a sympathetic ear in local councillor Lidia Dudziak, from the opposition Law and Justice (PiS) party, who wasted no time in tackling the issue. Persuaded by her arguments, zoo management rapidly put up...