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2013-09-09 00:20:27

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Two of the three panda ambassadors representing China's Chengdu Panda Base, on Thursday visited the panda twins in Zoo Atlanta, bringing them with blessings from panda fans. Melissa Katz from the United States, Jerome Pouille from France and Erica Chen Yinrong from China, stood out of 1.16 million applicants in the global recruiting campaign last year to claim the most cute job in the world. As panda ambassadors, or Pambassadors, they...

2013-08-08 16:21:56

International Artists and Celebrities Unite for American Debut of Elephant Parade in Dana Point, Southern California DANA POINT, Calif., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Li Bingbing, Lily Tomlin and Loree Rodkin join a powerful cast of celebrity supporters and artists amassing to save the Asian elephant during Elephant Parade: Welcome to America. After stops in London, Milan, Amsterdam and Singapore, The Resorts of Dana Point will now host the US debut of the international open-air art...

2013-07-23 16:22:05

The Asian Elephant Foundation and The Resorts of Dana Point Partner to Preserve a Future for the Asian Elephant with Upcoming Art Exhibition DANA POINT, Calif., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A coastal favorite for savvy world travelers, The Resorts of Dana Point will be host to the international art elite during the U.S. debut of Elephant Parade®, a ten-week open-air exhibition launching August 23, 2013. A sneak peek of the open-air art exhibition's star-studded artist line-up...

2013-07-16 23:17:05

Saving Pandas and portable speakers go hand in hand for fundraising effort Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 Accessory Power is hosting a 4-month fundraising campaign, with a portion of net proceeds from the newly-released GOgroove Groove Pal Panda and Junior Panda Pal portable speakers will be donated to Pandas International. Accessory Power has been supporting the non-profit organization, whose mission is to ensure the preservation and propagation of the endangered Giant Panda,...

African Elephant Ivory Tracked With Carbon-14 Dating
2013-07-02 05:12:28

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Almost 25 years ago, an international ban was placed on the sale of ivory to slow the tide of elephant deaths. Currently, the slaughter rate for African elephants is such that they might be extinct before the end of the century if it continues unchecked. The ban allows ivory harvested before 1989 to continue being sold, which puts the burden on law enforcement to distinguish between legal and poached ivory. A team of researchers, led...

2013-06-14 23:00:19

An endangered, female Grevy's zebra foal was born at Denver Zoo on June 13. Visitors can see the unnamed newborn comfortably exploring her yard Now. Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 There's a new set of stripes in Denver Zoo's zebra yard today. Last night, June 13, Denver Zoo welcomed the birth of an endangered, female Grevy's (Greh-veez) zebra. At less than a day old, the unnamed foal, is already comfortably exploring her new home with her mother, Topaz, never too far away. Guests can see...

2013-05-02 20:20:32

Ogilvy & Mather Chicago Launches Social Responsibility Video On Behalf of APES CHICAGO, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ogilvy & Mather Chicago recently launched a cause marketing video on behalf of pro bono client APES (a project of The Conservation Trust), to highlight the importance of protecting all primates, not simply the "cute" ones. In recent years, a popular trend amongst wildlife organizations has emerged to 'save the pandas.' Pandas, however, are just one species of...

Giant Panda Genome Sequencing Reveals Population History
2012-12-17 05:16:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By re-sequencing the genomes of nearly three dozen wild giant pandas, a team of Chinese scientists say that they have managed to construct a complete, continuous history of this rarest member of the bear family, from its origins to the current day. The researchers, who were led by the Institute of Zoology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the genome sequencing center BGI, completed whole genome re-sequencing of 34...

Elephant And Man - The Ongoing Battle
2012-12-13 05:17:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers say that violence in Mali is threatening the survival of endangered African elephant populations. The team wrote in the journal Biological Conservation that recent violence in Mali may be putting the animals as risk. During the two-year study, the researchers tracked the elephants' migration with Global Positioning System (GPS) collars. The research could help advance conservation for the animals, which face increased...

Researchers Find Bornean Elephants Have Low Genetic Variability
2012-11-23 12:53:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A research lab has identified the genetic markers for an endangered species of elephant, showing the animals have very low genetic variability. The study, published in the journal PLoS ONE, opens up new avenues for the conservation of other endangered species. Researchers took advantage of DNA sequencing methodology in order to try and change the odds when looking for diversity. The Bornean elephant is a unique...


Latest EDGE Species Reference Libraries

Javan Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros sondaicus
2014-04-11 12:20:28

The Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus), also known as the Sunda rhinoceros or the lesser one-horned rhinoceros, is one of five living species of rhino that can be found in a small area in western Java in Ujung Kulon National Park. Its range once extended from Bengal and Assam to Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Laos and included the islands of Sumatra and Java. This species prefers to reside in grasslands, rainforests, and reed beds with abundant vegetation and water at higher...

Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca
2012-10-29 16:02:45

The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), also known as the panda, is a species of bear that is native to southwestern and central western areas of China. Its range includes mountain ranges located primarily in Sichuan province, but pandas can also be found in the Gansu and Shaanxi provinces. It once preferred a habitat within lowland areas, but human encroachment has driven the giant panda into small areas, which contain forested habitats. There are two recognized subspecies of the giant...

Falanouc
2012-06-14 17:57:28

The falanouc is a mongoose type creature that is native to Madagascar. Its closest extant, or living, relative is the fanaloka, but it is distinct from this animal in many ways. Unlike the fanaloka, the falanouc has no anal or perineal glands. It has non-retractable claws and a mouth structure that consists of backwards sloping premolars and canines. It is thought that this is due to its primary diet of invertebrates such as snails, slugs, and worms. The falanouc prefers habitats within...

Baird’s Tapir, Tapirus bairdii
2012-05-09 08:23:13

Baird’s Tapir (Tapirus bairdii) is native to Central America and northern areas of South America. It is among three species of tapir that is native to Latin America. Baird’s tapir was named after Spencer Fullerton Baird, an American naturalist who observed the creatures in 1843 on a trip to Mexico, even though W. T. White, another American naturalist, made the first documentation of the tapir. Commonly known as danta by people throughout its range, this tapir has been given other...

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2007-12-21 13:23:50

The Somali Wild Ass (Equus asinus somalicus), is a subspecies of the African Wild Ass. It is found in the Southern Red Sea region of Eritrea, the Afar Region of Ethiopia, and Somalia. The legs of the Somali Wild Ass are horizontally striped with black, resembling those of a zebra. Photo Credit: Robert Lawton

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