February 17, 2016 7:02 pm
Updated: February 17, 2016 7:09 pm

LIST: Animal deaths at the Calgary Zoo

WATCH ABOVE: Calgary Zoo authorities say Logan, a river otter, drowned after getting tangled in a pair of pants. Gil Tucker reports.


CALGARY – The Calgary Zoo said Wednesday that the death of an otter in its pool last week occurred when the animal became tangled in a pair of pants and drowned.

READ MORE: Otter at Calgary Zoo drowns after getting tangled in pants from zookeeper

Some other deaths at the zoo:

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October 2007: An attempt to import a six-year-old hippo from the Denver Zoo goes bad when the animal dies less than a day after its 28-hour transfer.

May 2008: About 40 stingrays die shortly after the opening of an interactive exhibit allowing visitors to pet them in the water. The zoo finds there was a lack of dissolved oxygen in the tank.

July 2009: A wild goat gets caught in a rope in its enclosure and is strangled.

December 2009: A giant capybara, a central American rodent, is crushed to death in a holding area when a worker closes a hydraulic door.

October 2011: A zookeeper resigns following the death of a corn snake. Failure to follow proper feeding procedures was found to have led to the reptile’s death.

September 2014: A problem with an ozone sensor in the hippo pool is blamed for the deaths of 85 tilapia fish.

READ MORE: Nearly 100 fish die at Calgary Zoo after mechanical problems

November 2014: A five-month-old woodland caribou calf dies from complications related to sudden severe neck trauma.



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