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2013-11-20 23:22:14

From November 29 through January 5, 2014, hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights will illuminate the night sky to celebrate a holiday tradition in Oakland known as ZooLights. Oakland,

2013-04-30 23:03:02

QA Graphics, provider of the award-winning Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard®, has created an educational display for Calgary Zoo’s ENMAX Conservatory in Alberta, Canada, to educate

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2009-06-19 09:44:12

An Official at the Calgary Zoo in Canada say the gorilla that visitors had photographed holding a knife had no intent for violence.

2009-01-17 16:00:28

A wild goat died at the Calgary Zoo when it got tangled in a hanging toy zookeepers had placed in its enclosure, officials at the Canadian facility say. Zoo employees working in a nearby exhibit cut loose the 2-year-old male Turkmenian markhor when they realized it was in trouble Friday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.