Yu, a 25 year old female loggerhead turtle, lost her front limbs to a shark attack. Scientists in Japan constructed the latest in artificial limb technology: the rubber limbs are attached to a soft vest that goes on over her head. The vest is designed in such a way that Yu is prevented from taking it off unwittingly.
Denver Zoo is thrilled to celebrate the birth of a critically endangered Amur (ah-Moor) leopard cub named Sochi, born December 3, 2013. The young male, named for the Russian city hosting this year's winter Olympics, is the tenth birth of his species at Denver Zoo since Amur leopards arrived in 1989, about 25 years ago. After spending time bonding with his mother, Dazma (Dazz-mah), Sochi can now be spotted by zoo guests inside the zoo's Feline Building.