The 54-year-old keeper, Mario, has worked at the zoo for almost 25 years and now has terminal cancer. He asked to be taken to the giraffe enclosure one last time to say goodbye to the animals.
Since being born at the Taipei Zoo in July, Taiwan's newborn panda Yuan Zai has been separated from her mother Yuan Yuan under medical quarantine for over a month. This week, the two adorable pandas were finally reunited for some quality snuggle time and a nap. Check out Taipei Zoo's YouTube channel for the latest videos of Yuan Zai's adventures!