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2014-04-30 23:15:27

Engage Mobile and the Kansas City Zoo team up with Google Glass to capture a day in the life of a penguin keeper at the Helzberg Penguin Plaza. Kansas City, Mo (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Engage Mobile Solutions, the award-winning mobile strategy, development and marketing firm, and the Kansas City Zoo today released a behind-the-scenes look at the world of penguins. The video captures a first-person perspective of the life of a penguin keeper using Google Glass, the newest wearable mobile...

2009-01-14 19:42:52

A patron at Missouri's Kansas City Zoo has complained about the zoo's Buddha statues, calling them infuriating to God. David Engle said he was shocked when he saw zoo visitors rubbing the heads and bellies of two smiling Buddha statues at the entrance to the zoo's Tiger Trail area while visiting the attraction with his family, the Kansas City Star reported Wednesday. Engle, a Christian, described the presence of the statues as idolatry and infuriating to God. We can't have a cross or a...

2008-08-04 03:00:18

By Carrie Coppernoll, The Oklahoman Aug. 4--The revamped Children's Zoo exhibit at the Oklahoma City Zoo will be much the same as the old exhibit -- same size, same location and the same animals. However, the goal will be much different. The $8 million exhibit, scheduled to open in fall 2009, is designed to encourage play, interaction and curiosity, said Brian Aucone, animal management director for the zoo. "We just want (kids) to explore and experience," he said. The major...

2008-06-25 18:00:00

The head of the Kansas City Zoo says her food budget is being strained as the price of everything from hay to bananas and live mice keeps going up. Curator Liz Harmon told The Kansas City (Mo.). Star that the annual cost of feeding the animals has increased 43 percent over the past two years to more than $375,000 annually. You can't put your gorillas on a diet, added Zoo Director Randy Wisthoff. You have a lifelong commitment to these animals. The zoo is able to produce of some its own...

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...

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2008-03-04 12:05:10

A male scimitar-horned oryx from the Smithsonian's National Zoo's Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Va., is playing an important role in ensuring the species does not vanish from the planet. The oryx, along with eight others from American and European zoos, was sent to Tunisia in December 2007 for an eventual reintroduction into the wild, where they have been extinct since the late 1970s. Oryx are a type of desert antelope that are mostly white with reddish-brown necks and...

2007-01-03 14:50:31

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A pair of scimitar-horned oryxes from the Kansas City Zoo are among six from North America and four from Europe that are being reintroduced in Tunisia, the animals' native scrubland where they have been wiped out. The two animals, members of the antelope family, from Kansas City were among 23 that have been raised at the local zoo. They will be part of a new herd that conservationists hope will revive the breed in the wild. The scimitar-horned oryx has been pushed to...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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