Researchers say this is first known case of the phenomenon in the animals.
The child reportedly put his hand through a fence in an attempt to pat the predator.
Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident, which occurred on Saturday inside an area only accessible to visitors from a zoo tour vehicle.
The healthy panda cub is almost as round as it is long, and is growing into the classic plump panda shape.
A USDA report found wolves, bears, tigers and other animals suffering from medical neglect and dangerous living conditions.
Police were alerted of possible human remains during the filming of an episode for the television show "Ghost Adventures."
Officials said that the turtle was likely a pet that was released into the wild by its owner.
Fake photos surfaced on Twitter during the Chicago protests.
Animal lovers can check out the special drive-thru event on May 20-24 and 27-31. Tickets start at $20 per vehicle.
The peacock named Snowbank escaped from Franklin Park, but a police officer used his wits and his phone to get him back home.
Neumünster Zoo's Verena Kaspari said the zoo has drawn up a list of animals that would have to be slaughtered first.
Does one infected tiger in New York mean animal owners—and lovers—should be worried about their own furry friends?
Four-year-old Malayan tiger called Nadia was one of seven big cats that developed symptoms of the disease.
At the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, penguins got to roam the zoo and meet their animal neighbors. And yes, it's as adorable as it sounds.
The 30-year-old victim, identified as Noemí, of Puebla, was injured while visiting the "Bio Zoo" in Córdoba, Veracruz, with members of her family. She allegedly passed over a security line.
Zoo officials shot a crocodile after it became aggressive and bit a keeper's hand on Monday.
Kris, a cheetah cub, and Remus, her companion dog, are residents of Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in Ohio. The pair first met in September and have since become close.
"Vern is very protective of the younger monkey and would not have let him go without a fight," said Hannah Schroeder, the head zookeeper at Wright Park Zoo in Dodge City.
A pair of male emperor penguins have taken it upon themselves to care for an egg laid by a female with no interest in hatching it.
"The male stomped on the back of the peacock, the peacock cried out and the feather came out and he picked it up," a witness to the alleged attack said, describing the Albuquerque zoo incident.
Pandas are less passive than you might think, one park employee noted.
CNN host Chris Cuomo clashed with former Trump campaign aide Steve Cortes over President Donald Trump's wall and a controversial Instagram post by his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.
A total of 19 museums, galleries, gardens and zoos that operate as part of the Smithsonian are closed.