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San Diego Zoo Continues Successful Breeding Program For Endangered Pacific Pocket Mouse
2014-04-16 08:24:10

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After five longs years of planning, San Diego Zoo Global (SDZG) researchers were able to capture endangered Pacific pocket mice in 2012 and begin a breeding program to help bring the endangered critters back from the edge of extinction. Following the zoo’s first successful breeding season that lasted from May to August 2013, of which 16 pups were born, researchers celebrated another round of successful mating, with the first...

2008-07-10 12:00:38

By Michelle Dynes, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Jul. 10--CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday the removal of the Preble's meadow jumping mouse from protection under the Endangered Species Act in Wyoming. The agency also amended the listing to indicate that the mouse remains threatened in Colorado. The move is based on new information detailing regional population distributions and threats, said Steve Guertin, director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's...

2008-07-10 03:00:15

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it removed Preble's meadow jumping mouse from the endangered species list for Wyoming. The mouse, however, remains threatened in Colorado. The agency said development in Colorado has severely altered or destroyed the Preble's habitat, while the Wyoming portion of the range remains mostly agricultural. Given current and projected human population increases and corresponding increases in urban and rural development, the ongoing loss and modification...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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