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2014-06-09 23:03:36

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zebra Pen Corporation, and AZA-accredited zoos across the nation are collaborating to support the conservation of the endangered Grevy’s zebra. Today, Zebra Pen will be making a donation of $15,000 in support of efforts to save the endangered Grevy’s zebras in Africa. Silver Spring, Maryland (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zebra Pen Corporation, and AZA-accredited zoos across the nation are collaborating...

2014-05-18 23:00:34

Clouded leopard cub arrives via Frontier Airlines to acclimate with Denver Zoo cubs in support of conservation. Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 18, 2014 Denver Zoo welcomed the addition of a new, female clouded leopard cub this weekend to encourage successful breeding later in life. The unnamed cub was born on April 10 at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), a veterinary and reproductive research center headquartered in Front Royal, Virginia. She arrived at Denver Zoo on...

2014-05-08 23:11:12

The male calf, Baku, is only the second birth of his species at the zoo. He will remain behind the scenes in the zoo's Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit while being cared for by his mother until they are comfortable enough to venture outdoors. Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of an endangered Malayan tapir calf. The male calf, named Baku (BAH-koo), was born to mother, Rinny, and father, Benny, late in the evening on April 29, and is only the second...

2014-04-30 23:00:57

FCF analysis of H.R.1998 concludes it will harm feline genetic diversity and highly endangered felines could even disappear from the public eye. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 The Feline Conservation Federation (FCF) warns that H.R. 1998, The Big Cats and Public Safety Act, introduced May 15, 2013 by Howard “Buck” McKeon of California, will actually harm conservation breeding and educational display of endangered species and deny the public opportunities to view these big...

2014-04-29 12:24:40

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An open letter to President Obama published today in the Washington Post expresses support for the Administration's proposed new rules to halt domestic ivory sales. Signatories on the letter include high-profile individuals, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jane Goodall and Dave Matthews, alongside a coalition of businesses and conservation organizations representing millions of Americans. Representatives of the coalition issued...

2014-02-21 23:01:15

Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of a rare okapi, only the sixth birth of his species at the zoo. The male calf, named Jabari, will remain behind the scenes for a short while longer, but visitors will soon be able to see the youngster as he grows and becomes more self-sufficient. Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of a rare okapi (oh-Kah-pee). The male calf, named Jabari (Jah-bar-ee), was born to mother, Kalispell (Kal-lis-pell), and father, Sekele...

2014-02-13 23:01:25

Denver Zoo's tawny frogmouth chick is believed to be the first of its species to be successfully reared at the Zoo. (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Denver Zoo is thrilled to welcome what is believed to be the first tawny frogmouth chick to be successfully reared at the zoo. The chick, named Kermit, whose gender is still not known, arrived on January 27. Guests may be lucky and catch a glimpse of the new chick in its home of Bird World, presented by FlyFrontier.com, as it grows and becomes...

2014-01-16 23:00:57

Cub’s arrival marks 25 years of Amur Leopards, World’s Most Endangered Cat at Denver Zoo. Denver, CO (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 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...

2013-10-24 23:02:23

Cinereous vulture chick “Aztai” was rescued by Denver Zoo conservation biologists after being permanently injured in Mongolia and will support genetic diversity in zoos. Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 A “lucky” cinereous vulture from Mongolia is now exploring her new yard at Denver Zoo. The young bird, named Aztai for the Mongolian word for “lucky,” was rescued and brought to the United States after zoo conservation experts determined she would not be able to survive in...

2013-09-29 23:01:00

Today, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) launched the “Pole to Pole” campaign, a joint effort that communicates climate change impacts on wildlife and inspires people to take action to reduce these impacts. Amsterdam (PRWEB) September 29, 2013 The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), based in the United States, are working together to highlight the conservation...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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