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London Zoo Mountain Chicken Frogs Make Comeback
2012-07-30 05:46:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Critically endangered frogs rescued from possible extinction at the hands of a deadly fungus have successfully bred for the first time at the London Zoo, various media outlets reported Sunday. According to Telegraph Science Correspondent Richard Gray, the mountain chicken frogs had been rescued from the island of Montserrat, where they had been threatened by the spread of the Chytrid fungus. Chytridiomycosis, a disease associated...

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2011-05-30 08:37:39

Research from the University of Warwick shows a trip to the zoo can boost your child's science and conservation education more than books or classroom teaching alone. In research conducted at ZSL London Zoo, more than 3,000 school children aged between seven and 14 were asked about their knowledge of animals, habitat and conservation and then tested again after their trip. The results show that 53% had a positive change in educational or conservation-related knowledge areas, personal concern...

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2010-07-13 08:35:00

Parks need urgent support to halt loss of key species African national parks like Masai Mara and the Serengeti have seen populations of large mammals decline by up to 59 percent, according to a study published in Biological Conservation. The parks are each visited by thousands of tourists each year hoping to spot Africa's 'Big Five' "“ lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino "“ but the research shows that urgent efforts are needed to secure the future of the parks and their...

2009-08-22 02:58:53

Ken Livingstone, the former mayor of London, plans to marry his longtime partner at the zoo in a pavilion next to the reptile house. Livingstone and Emma Beal have been involved with each other for more than a decade and have two children. The former mayor announced his wedding plans Friday, The Independent reported. We have been looking to get married for years, Livingstone said. We decided this seems to be the ideal period. After the ceremony in the Mappin Pavilion next month, guests can...

2008-07-09 00:00:10

By ALLAN TUDOR Paignton Zoo's new curator of plants and gardens is globe- trotting Kevin Frediani, who is returning to his Devon roots. Kevin, who has spent the last two years at the Amsterdam Botanical Gardens in the Netherlands, grew up in Ashburton. Returning to Devon means a lot to him. He says: "I've achieved many wonderful professional objectives over the years but this is where I began my career in horticulture and found my passion for plants, so it's where I feel at home....

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2007-01-24 08:00:00

MANCHESTER, England -- A British zoo announced Wednesday the virgin birth of five Komodo dragons, giving scientists new hope for the captive breeding of the endangered species. In an evolutionary twist, the newborns' eight-year-old mother Flora shocked staff at Chester Zoo in northern England when she became pregnant without ever having a male partner or even being exposed to the opposite sex. "Flora is oblivious to the excitement she has caused but we are delighted to say she is now a mum...


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