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The giraffe's tongue can be up to 20 inches long. The dark color is believed to help prevent sunburn.
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Laura Bernstein-Kurtycz is holding a piece of crisp romaine, waiting for a passing giraffe. 

“Here comes Jasmine, I think she spotted my lettuce,” she says.

Columbus Zoo Gives Names To Polar Bear Cubs

May 16, 2017
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Three polar bear cubs born to two different mothers at the Columbus Zoo last year now have names.

Get ready to say "aw." Blakely, the Cincinnati Zoo's Australian shepherd nursery nanny, has a new set of charges.

"The six-year-old super dog has been called into action to provide snuggling, comfort and a body to climb" for three Malayan tiger cubs born last month, says the Zoo in a news release.

When it comes to sentence structure, Rocky, a sea lion, was a stickler.

"It really mattered to her, what's going to be the direct and indirect object," says Kathy Streeter, an animal trainer.

For Sierra, it isn't the grammar that interests her. It's the vocalizations. This California sea lion loves experimenting with her vocal range, and she hates being interrupted.

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Another set of twin polar bears has been born at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, shortly after one of the twins born last week to another bear died.

Elephants Never Forget a Good Tune

Jun 16, 2015
Elephants at the Pairi Daiza Zoo in Belgium sway to music being played by two violinists.
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We know music can soothe our souls and lift our spirits, but is there something universally appealing about music that resonates beyond our own species?