Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard cub (7 mos old) - Cape May County Zoo

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Simply Tragic

This is a news story I found that just made me go :(

It's one of those things that just happens and no one is to blame. But it's sad, nonetheless.

Dolphin shows to resume at Brookfield Zoo after accidental death of one of them

Dolphin shows at the Brookfield Zoo are scheduled to resume today after a female dolphin died after apparently colliding with another dolphin minutes before a show Monday.
Nea, a 4-year-old Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, was set to perform an afternoon show when the accident occurred, officials said.

Preliminary results of a necropsy indicated she sustained a fractured skull, according to a press release issued by the Chicago Zoological Society, which manages the zoo.

The incident happened just before the 1 p.m. show.  Marine mammal staff heard a loud pop and responded immediately, officials said. The staff noticed that the female dolphin appeared injured and trainers jumped into the water and attempted to save her by performing CPR, officials said.

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