Russian state TV has reported how the animal from Kherson zoo has become a "symbol of our paratroopers."
Oleg Zubkov said he moved the animals to his own wildlife center for safekeeping after he was ordered to evacuate them from Kherson.
"When the occupiers are unable to torture & kill civilians, they do it to animals," Ukrainian officials alleged in a Twitter post.
Troops in uniform are shown struggling to load a llama into the back of a van, while another clip shows a soldier chasing a racoon to catch it in its enclosure.
With over 800 exotic animals, the zoo treated its residents to a seasonal pumpkin treat—and had a little fun at the same time.
ZooTampa will close Tuesday so staff can secure loose items and move exotic birds into safer buildings.
In the wild, female killer whales can live up to 80 years, and often live with their offspring their whole lives.
An woman's unsavory experience at a wildlife park in England has the internet in hysterics.
Footage of the chimpanzee exploring a city centre has gone viral, and been viewed more than 350,000 times on Twitter.
According to the American Kennel Club, Chihuahua are tiny dogs with huge personalities, with a big-dog attitude.
The zoo previously housed Alfred, the longest-surviving gorilla in captivity at the time.
"Wait, wait, wait. Let's not pass judgment until we see it run," joked one commenter on the now viral image.
Several animals have escaped through the fence of Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park in South Africa and are causing chaos in the area.
The man is suspected to have targeted the cubs due to their rare status as white lions.
Researchers were able to get their tracker back after a 25-day wait for the native cottonmouth snake to digest the invasive Burmese python.
The zoo aims to recreate the rocky landscape of the African savanna for the lions.
The Greater Vancouver Zoo said police are investigating the suspicious incident which saw the wolves roaming free outside their enclosure.
"Our Deputies have seen their fair share of 'monkey business' in the County. But nothing quite like this," the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office said.
Flamingo fathers Hudson and Blaze are popular for their parenting skills at the British zoo.
Gorillas have developed a special vocalization, somewhere between a sneeze and a cough, to communicate with zoo keepers.
A baby hippo has delighted visitors to Copenhagen zoo for breaking out and causing havoc.
The bear siblings, who will soon be socialized with other bears, were moved from a zoo to the sanctuary in May and are getting to know each other.
One viewer called it "the smoothest thing I've ever seen" while another was convinced "he's done that before."
"Bibi and the baby, yet to be named, will spend the next two weeks bonding behind the scenes," zoo officials said.
The zoo said the exhibit was meant to draw "visitors' attention to the devastating impact the Illegal Wildlife Trade is having on species around the world."
The bride told event organizers her penguin guest was "the BEST part of her day" - including the wedding itself.
Brother and sister snow leopard cubs, Wajra and Warjun, stay close to their mum Saida at Zoo Zurich in Switzerland.
The lioness was fatally injured by the male lion despite months of preparation for their introduction.