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2012-03-20 23:00:23

On Wednesday, March 21st, join AZA and Denver Zoo in a live chat on Twitter about sustainable practices using the hashtag #TukTuk Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 Next week, AZA members will come together in Palm Springs for the AZA Mid-Year Meeting, featuring AZA´s second annual Green Summit. As part of the Green Summit, Denver Zoo, winner of last year´s AZA Green Award, will be displaying a working prototype "gasifier" vehicle: a motorized rickshaw called a Tuk Tuk that...

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2009-12-07 10:01:22

Singapore Zoo has productively bred the extremely-scarce Komodo dragon, officials announced Monday, adding that the rare baby was healthy and happy. The 16-inch infant is the first Komodo born anywhere that is not Indonesia, the native land of the lizard, a spokeswoman for the zoo said to the AFP. The assistant director of zoology, Biswajit Guha, said the breeding of a Komodo dragon "is one of the most significant moments" for the Asian zoo, a highly popular spot in Singapore. Successful...

2009-02-10 09:00:00

TSX Venture Exchange Symbol "SER" EDMONTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Serenic Corporation (TSX-V:SER), ("Serenic" or the "Corporation"), a leading publisher of financial management and business operations software for nonprofits, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the public sector, announced today that Serenic Navigator has been implemented by the Fort Worth Zoo, a 100-year-old nonprofit attraction in the Dallas/Fort Worth area that is visited by more than one...

2008-06-20 06:00:23

By Matt Campbell, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 20--Big cats in zoos tend to just lounge around, looking bored. But spots became blurs Thursday as three cheetahs at the Kansas City Zoo raced after their prey. The zoo installed a motorized rope and pulley device that pulls a light-colored rag at high speed at grass level through the cheetahs' exhibit. Like housecats drawn to a mouse on a string, the world's fastest land animals were quick to the chase. In seconds they reached the limits...

2008-02-08 00:00:00

WICHITA, Kan. -- Two Komodo dragons have hatched at the Sedgwick County Zoo, apparently without the fertilization of a male. The dragons, both males, are the first in North America known to have hatched by parthenogenesis, which occurs naturally in some species, including invertebrates and lower plants. It happens more rarely in some vertebrates. Two other known cases in which Komodo dragons hatched by parthenogenesis were at the London and Chester zoos in England in 2006. The zoo in...


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2007-01-23 14:47:34

The Chinese Alligator, Alligator sinensis, is one of two living species of Alligator. The Chinese Alligator is native to only China. This species' wild habitat has been reduced to little more than a few ponds along the lower Yangtze River system. Its population reduction has been mostly due to conversion of its habitat to agricultural use. The Chinese Alligator rarely exceeds 7 feet long, with 5 feet being a more common size. It weighs approximately 80 pounds. Their heads are...

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  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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