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2014-04-29 23:11:17

Hasenstab Architects is pleased to announce the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded the Akron Zoo's Mike & Mary Stark Grizzly Ridge exhibit the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification. Akron, Ohio (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded the Akron Zoo’s Mike & Mary Stark Grizzly Ridge exhibit the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification, reinforcing the zoo’s...

2012-01-05 14:05:00

The Explore blog brings you exciting, informative, and inspiring wildlife conservation features, zoo and aquarium stories, and profiles. Be sure to visit http://wildexplorer.org to get your wild animal fix! Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 The Rodrigues fruit bat is the most endangered bat in the world, and 13 of them are now featured in the bat exhibit at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The exhibit will help facilitate the breeding of this critically endangered species while...

2011-10-27 19:00:00

The Explore blog brings you exciting, informative, and inspiring wildlife conservation features, zoo and aquarium stories, and profiles. Be sure to visit http://bit.ly/rNOh1l to get your wild animal fix! Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) October 27, 2011 Zoo Boise recently announced a project to help sloth bears both in captivity and in their natural habitat in India. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums explores this story on its Explore blog. The Zooâs general policy is to...

2008-10-13 00:00:16

By Jerome Taylor A Pounds 70m plan to create one of the world's most radical zoos on the outskirts of Bristol is set to do for wildlife what the Eden Project did for plantlife. Jerome Taylor reports Walking through the thick jungle canopy of the Aceh rainforests, a troop of jealously territorial gibbons calls out from the tree tops with shouts that can be heard more than a kilometre away. Down past a row of traditional stilted long houses and beyond a seismic chasm, a family of...

2008-09-16 21:00:08

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBIA, S.C. - Paintings featuring the brush strokes and paw prints of animals such as snow leopards and sea lions from zoos around the country will be sold today. The sale is part of an online auction at auctionnetwork.com to raise money for zoo conservation. It is sponsored by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Association spokesman Steve Feldman says zoo keepers have long used painting as a way to mentally stimulate animals. Bidding is to begin at 5...

2008-06-20 12:00:00

By Marilyn Miller, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 20--Morgan Hacker, 8, of Massillon, took a front-row seat to see what kind of adventure she would experience in the Akron Zoo's new animal show, It's a Wild World. Morgan said she liked being helpful. It showed. She volunteered for everything from helping to clean off the stage to holding a large boa from the African island of Madagascar. "The snake felt really weird and it was heavy," she said. It took several children to help...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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