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San Diego Zoo Continues Successful Breeding Program For Endangered Pacific Pocket Mouse
2014-04-16 08:24:10

After five longs years of planning, San Diego Zoo researchers were able to capture endangered Pacific pocket mice in 2012 and begin a breeding program to help bring the endangered critters back from the edge of extinction.

Scotland Giant Panda Has Miscarriage
2013-10-15 13:34:08

Officials at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland say that Tian Tian, Edinburgh Zoo’s beloved female giant panda has suffered a miscarriage and is no longer pregnant.

Artificial Insemination For National Zoo's Giant Panda
2013-04-01 04:43:39

Veterinarians at the National Zoo in Washington DC have artificially inseminated a female panda after detecting a rise in her urinary estrogen levels over the weekend, various media outlets have reported.

2009-07-06 19:48:50

The Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland said it closed part of its park after a troop of monkeys made a break for freedom during a transfer from one habitat to another. Zoo officials told The Scotsman the Barbary macaques didn't pose a threat, but as a precaution, they evacuated the 110-acre zoo.

2008-10-02 12:05:20

EDINBURGH Zoo is encouraging members to sign up for an abseiling challenge. Zoo staff and supporters will be abseiling from the Forth Bridge on Sunday to raise funds for the Royal Zoological Society. (c) 2008 Evening News; Edinburgh (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-01 09:00:26

ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD Ryan McGuinness from St Ninian's Primary School was among pupils helping create an Asiatic lion sculpture at Edinburgh Zoo for this weekend's parade to mark the Hindu festival of Dusshera.

2008-09-11 12:00:25

By Gina Davidson WHAT'S not to like about Edinburgh Zoo? I understand there are those passionately opposed to the very idea of keeping animals in captivity, but if you have to have zoos - and I would argue that sadly, in conservation terms, you do - then Edinburgh's is truly magnificent.

2008-09-01 15:00:14

By Gareth Edwards MUCKING out rhinos and tending to cockroaches might not be everyone's idea of a great day out. But staff at Edinburgh Zoo are expecting hundreds of people to pay for the privilege after unveiling plans for a "keeper for a day" experience.

2008-08-05 15:00:39

A LEADING animal charity has accused the Government of being "stuck in the colonial era" after Edinburgh Zoo agreed to import two giant pandas from China. The Born Free Foundation said it was "alarmed" that the move appeared to have the support of the Scottish and UK Governments.

2008-08-01 15:00:35

DETAILS of gardening projects set to be carried out at Edinburgh Zoo over the coming years are to be discussed at a talk later this month. Simon Jones, the manager of the gardens at the zoo, will discuss the current work being undertaken to maintain and develop the zoo's extensive landscapes.


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