Excited chimps get matzah for Passover

Apes, elephants at Ramat Gan Safari thrilled to receive rare treat of matzah for Passover instead of bread.Gary Willig, 3/27/2018, 4:29 PM

Overweight Israeli hedgehogs go on a diet

Staff at Ramat Gan Zoo hope to release overweight hedgehogs before summer.JTA, 1/6/2018, 6:18 PM

Belgian court protects kosher slaughter

Court nixes law that would force animals to be stunned before slaughter, effectively banning kosher meat production.Ido Ben Porat, 2/22/2017, 1:00 PM

Russian University Launches DNA 'Noah's Ark'

Moscow university gets $20 million grant to cryogenically freeze cells of 'every creature that has ever lived.'Ari Yashar, 12/27/2014, 8:58 PM

Militarily-named Gazan Lion Cubs Die Following Egypt Siege

Two lion cubs named after a missile and fighting die in Gaza, park officials cite supply shortage. Comes during Egypt siege on smuggling.Ari Yashar, 11/22/2013, 2:42 AM

Despite ‘Pagan’ Slam, Chicken Kaparot Going Strong

Many continue tradition of using live chickens for the kaparot ritual. Pictures from Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva, 9/10/2013, 3:58 PM

Late-Night Mission to Save Injured Bird

Israel enlists to save injured bird on the endangered list.Maayana Miskin, 4/22/2013, 6:23 PM

ADL Welcomes Agreement to Protect Shchita

The ADL welcomed the signing of an agreement to protect religious freedom for kosher and halal slaughter while improving animal welfare. Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/8/2012, 3:15 AM