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Zoo Awards Nearly $40,000 in International Conservation Grants Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 12, 2012 The Phoenix Zoo
PHOENIX, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterinarians at the Phoenix Zoo welcomed the help of the Associate Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at St. Joseph's Heart & Lung Institute, Dr. Brian deGuzman, to perform a delicate surgery on the oldest mandrill in the United States.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Jawa, a Scottsdale software and interactive media firm, has joined the Phoenix Zoo's Corporate Member Program.
More than 1,000 Chiricahua leopard frog tadpoles are getting a safe start in life in the Phoenix Zoo. Scientists say that in the wild fewer than 100 of the 1,353 tiny tadpoles would be likely to survive through the summer and become frogs, The Arizona Republic reports.
The zoo in Phoenix plans to spend $20 million on improved and new animal exhibits. Ed Fox, president of Arizona Public Service and co-chairman of the zoo's fundraising campaign, said officials decided the zoo needs to have a vision of its future.
Ruby, the Los Angeles Zoo's oldest elephant, left for an animal sanctuary Tuesday to live out her retirement following years of lobbying by animal-rights activists.
The Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx), is a bovid and the smallest member of the Oryx genus. It is native to desert and steppe areas of the Arabian Peninsula. This species was endangered by the early 1970s in the wild, and attempts have been made to build wild populations. With only little success, the species is still endangered and by 2003 only 106 specimens were alive in the wild. Today, there are plans to release 500 Arabian Oryx into the wild over the next 5 years. The Arabian Oryx stands...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.