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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...

2010-04-15 11:13:00

Contest Highlights Dallas Roars! Festival DALLAS, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- African pygmy goats move to the Lacerte Family Children's Zoo in time for Dallas Roars! - a five-week spring celebration that began Saturday, April 10 and lasts through Mother's Day on Sunday, May 9. Thanks to sponsor Kimberly-Clark Corporation, this year's event will be even longer than before with five weekends of fun and adventure. The Dallas Zoo kicks off the event with a naming contest to welcome 11...

2008-09-08 21:00:18

DALLAS - The oldest gorilla in captivity, a 55-year-old female named Jenny, has died at the Dallas Zoo - her home for more than half a century, a spokesman said Friday. Zoo officials euthanized Jenny on Thursday night because of an inoperable tumor in her stomach. The International Species Information System, which maintains records on captive animals, confirmed that Jenny was the oldest gorilla in its database. "We had a tough time saying goodbye," said Todd Bowsher, curator of the...

2008-09-07 12:00:13

By Associated Press DALLAS -- The oldest gorilla in captivity, a 55-year-old female named Jenny, has died at the Dallas Zoo -- her home for more than half a century, a spokesman said. Zoo officials decided to euthanize Jenny on Thursday night because of an inoperable tumor in her stomach. Jenny had stopped eating and drinking recently, and tests showed she was unlikely to recover, zoo spokesman Sean Greene said Friday. "The last couple of weeks we noticed that she hadn't been feeling all...

2008-09-06 18:00:16

THE oldest living gorilla in captivity has died at her home in the US. Dallas Zoo spokesman Sean Greene said today that Jenny was put down at the age of 55 because of an inoperable tumour in her stomach. Jenny had stopped eating and drinking recently, and zoo officials decided to put her to sleep last night after test results showed she was unlikely to recover. She was one of five gorillas at the zoo. Gorillas in the wild normally would live to age 30 or 35, experts say. Of the...

2008-09-06 18:00:16

By LINDA STEWART BALL By Linda Stewart Ball The Associated Press DALLAS The oldest gorilla in captivity, a 55-year-old female named Jenny, has died at the Dallas Zoo - her home for more than half a century, a spokesman said Friday. Zoo officials decided to euthanize Jenny on Thursday night because of an inoperable tumor in her stomach. Jenny had stopped eating and drinking recently, and tests showed she was unlikely to recover, zoo spokesman Sean Greene said. "The last couple of...

2008-09-05 21:00:14

The Dallas Zoo said the world's oldest captive gorilla, a 55-year-old female, has died of an inoperable stomach tumor. Zoo officials said the gorilla, Jenny, had recently experienced difficulty eating and drinking as a result of the tumor, the Dallas Morning News reported Friday. The gorilla, who had been with the zoo since 1957 and celebrated her 55th birthday in May, died one month after Hercules, a 43-year-old male silverback gorilla, died of cardiac arrest at the zoo. Officials said...

2008-07-25 00:00:32

By Andy Hogue, Gainesville Daily Register, Texas Jul. 24--DALLAS -- A pachyderm in the public eye in Dallas could possibly be joining the elephant Gainesville never forgot -- that is, if animal rights advocates have their way. Jenny the Elephant, a resident of the Dallas Zoo, has been the subject of many news stories following the death of her partner, KeKe, in May. Animal rights groups are concerned that Jenny, age 32 (and near the elephant's life expectancy in captivity of 33), would...

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2008-07-23 16:10:00

A U.S. team of researchers found that female bottlenose dolphins whistle 10 times more often than usual after giving birth in order to help newborns recognize their own mothers. These "signature whistles" are unique to each animal, allowing them to be used for identification. The highly social bottlenose dolphins use the signature calls to help baby calves in their first weeks of life. The calves encounter many adult females that they could potentially mistake for their mothers. "The...

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2008-07-03 12:15:00

Like many aging baby boomers, the Golden Girls of the Dallas Zoo are moving around slower, popping pills to ease their aches and pains, and watching their waistlines. Jenny, the oldest gorilla in captivity at 55, can't see well, so zookeepers place fruit and frozen treats in easy-to-find spots. Kamili, 25 and the oldest okapi in captivity, walks around on hay to give her aging legs a break and prevent falls. Bonbon, a 49-year-old chimpanzee, is hand-fed to make sure she eats enough....


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.