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2009-08-01 18:04:31

The newest arrival at the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City is a 120-pound, 6-foot-2 mail male giraffe, born to two first time parents, a zoo official said. Kipenzi, 6, went into labor just before noon Thursday and gave birth at about 12:30 p.m. Within an hour, the calf was standing for the first time. The father is Riley, 6. The Salt Lake City Deseret News reported. It already seems that Kipenzi is a good mom who is bonding well with her baby, said Nancy Carpenter, associate director for animal...

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2009-07-17 13:17:27

Wolves have caused elk in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem to change their behavior and foraging habits so much so that herds are having fewer calves, mainly due to changes in their nutrition, according to a study published this week by Montana State University researchers. During winter, nearly all elk in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are losing weight, said Scott Creel, ecology professor at MSU, and lead author on the study which appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

2009-06-18 17:00:22

One dad at the National Zoo in Washington -- a male rhea -- is learning that raising children gets easier as time goes on. The zoo's adult male rhea will be celebrating his second straight Father's Day with a brood of his own, having incubated and raised his charges once they were hatched, the zoo said in a news release Thursday. The four chicks, hatched May 8, are reaping the benefits of dad having a year of paternity under his wing. Zoo officials said he seemed unruffled about being a...

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2009-06-01 09:25:00

The first analysis of the effect of habit changes on migrating grazers Densely packed wildebeests flowing over the Serengeti, bison teeming across the Northern Plains"”these iconic images extend from Hollywood epics to the popular imagination. But the fact is, all of the world's large-scale terrestrial migrations have been severely reduced and a quarter of the migrating species are suspected to no longer migrate at all because of human changes to the landscape. A recently published...

2009-05-18 13:00:00

SEATTLE, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A new partnership was announced today between Velocity Art and Design (http://www.VelocityArtandDesign.com) and Bongo International. This expansion by Velocity will allow online shoppers from around the globe to purchase from their modern collection of artwork and home furnishings. International forwarding by BongoUS will bring these products directly to the customer's door. Velocity Art and Design recently celebrated their 10th Anniversary online. Like many...

2009-05-10 13:02:28

Those planning on visiting zoos such as the St. Louis Zoo need not worry about possibly catching the swine flu from the site's pig residents, zoo officials say. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums said in a statement that despite the presence of pigs at certain accredited U.S. zoos, animals and humans alike can relax given the healthy environment at such sites, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said Sunday. Rudy Socha, publisher of the Zoo and Aquarium Friends newsletter, said he had received 500...

2008-10-06 21:00:17

Birds including cirl buntings and twites will also benefit from the cash, as will wetland landscapes in various parts of the country plus marine species in the Isle of Scilly, Natural England said. The Government's conservation agency will also fund projects which aim to preserve traditional orchards and moves to restore hedgerows in an attempt to help hazel dormice. The programme aims to help some of England's most threatened species and habitats in an attempt to halt the loss of...

2008-10-06 00:00:20

News in brief WILDLIFE Schemes to protect natterjack toads, fritillary butterflies and sharks are to receive funding as part of a 5.5m programme to help England's most threatened wildlife. Birds, including cirl buntings and twites, will also benefit from the cash, as will wetland landscapes and marine species, Natural England said. The Government's conservation agency will also fund projects which aim to preserve traditional orchards and moves to restore hedgerows in an attempt to help...

2008-09-10 15:00:21

IN SHORT What: The Zoo Where: TV2 When: 7pm, Sunday -------------------- THE multi-award-winning series The Zoo is celebrating its tenth year of taking viewers behind the scenes at Auckland Zoo. Producer Sharon Bennett says: "This series contains exciting new stories and new animals, but doesn't forget the many well-loved personalities at the zoo who have entertained viewers of all ages for a decade." The big story this year is the dating and mating of Molek and Oz, the...

2008-09-07 06:00:07

Text of report by Juma Kwayera entitled "Nema makes fresh bid to stop Tanzania's soda ash project" published by Kenyan privately- owned daily newspaper The Standard website on 7 September; subheading inserted editorially Kenya and Tanzania are headed for a fresh round of confrontation after the former restated its previous position that the planned construction of a soda ash and salt extraction factory on the shores of Lake is economic assault. A new environment impact assessment report...


Latest Fauna of Africa Reference Libraries

Agile Mangabey, Cercocebus agilis
2014-04-17 14:22:44

The Agile Mangabey (Cercocebus agilis) is an Old World monkey of the White-Eyelid Mangabey group located in swampy forests of Central Africa in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, and DR Congo. Until the year 1978, it was considered a subspecies of the Tana River Mangabey (C. galeritus). More recently, the Golden-Bellied Mangabey (C. chrysogaster) has been thought of as a separate species rather than a subspecies of the Agile Mangabey. This...

Sooty Mangabey, Cercocebus atys
2014-04-17 14:17:40

The Sooty Mangabey (Cercocebus atys) is an Old World monkey located in forests from Senegal east to Ghana. While overall rated as Vulnerable, the eastern race, lunulatus, known also as the White-Crowned, White-Naped, or White-Collared Mangabey, is considered to be Endangered by the IUCN Red List. They Sooty Mangabey reside in both old growth and secondary forests in addition to flooded, dry, swamp, mangrove, and gallery forests. The primate is arboreal and diurnal. They are omnivores whose...

Western Woolly Lemur, Avahi occidentalis
2014-04-17 10:05:39

The Western Woolly Lemur or Western Avahi (Avahi occidentalis) is a species of woolly lemur that is native to western Madagascar, where they live in dry deciduous forests. These nocturnal animals weigh about .7 to .9 kilograms. This species is folivorous. This species resides in monogamous pairs together with their offspring. The Western Woolly Lemur mostly consumes leaves and buds that derive from around 20 different plants which haven’t matured and have high levels of sugars and...

Eastern Chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii
2014-04-16 12:09:35

The eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii), a subspecies of the common chimpanzee, is a primate that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It prefers to reside in trees, but it can also be seen on the ground. Adult eastern chimpanzees can reach an average weight between 88 and 143 pounds, with males reaching an average height of 63 inches and females reaching a height...

Eastern Gorilla, Gorilla beringei
2014-04-14 12:11:51

The Eastern Gorilla (Gorilla beringei) is a species of the genus Gorilla and the largest living primate. Currently, the species is subdivided into two subspecies. The Eastern Lowland Gorilla (G. b. graueri) is the most populous at about 5,000 individuals. The Mountain Gorilla (G. b. beringei) has only roughly 700 individuals. Additionally, scientists are considering elevating the Bwindi Gorilla population to the rank of subspecies. There are at least two subspecies of the Eastern Gorilla:...

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