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2014-09-25 23:00:47

Denver Zoo welcomes first ever fossa birth. Guests may see “Rico” as he tries to explore indoor habitat. Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of its very first fossa (FOO-sah) pup, born on July 28. The male pup, named Rico, has stayed behind the scenes for the last couple months under the watchful eye of his mother, Violet, who is proving to be an excellent first-time mom. Rico is now slowly gaining more mobility, though, and zookeepers just...

Researchers Sequence Endangered Aye-Aye Lemur Genome
2013-03-25 18:40:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A group of American and Canadian scientists has announced the complete genomic sequencing of three populations of aye-ayes, which is being considered a major victory in the battle to save the unique lemurs. Found only on Madagascar, the aye-aye was recently was classified as "Endangered" by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). "The aye-aye is one of the world's most unusual and fascinating animals,"...

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2005-04-10 08:38:12

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The world's first test tube gorilla is not bonding with her new daughter, zoo officials said Saturday. Timu, a 9-year-old Western lowland gorilla, took care of her newborn for a few hours after Friday's birth, but then lost interest, said Dr. Lee Simmons, director of the Henry Doorly Zoo. Timu was hand-raised, which makes it hard for her to bond with her offspring, Simmons said. The baby will be hand-raised and given to a surrogate gorilla mother in hopes that Timu will...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
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  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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