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2012-03-12 13:50:00

Zoo Awards Nearly $40,000 in International Conservation Grants Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 12, 2012 The Phoenix Zoo announced today the recipients of nearly $40,000 in grant funding for international conservation projects as part of the Phoenix Zoo´s Conservation & Science Grants Program. The Phoenix Zoo proudly supports wildlife and wild places worldwide. From onsite regional species recovery efforts to the field-based projects the Zoo supports through grants and contributions,...

2011-08-12 16:45:00

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. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110812/LA51743) Wucaria, a 34-year-old female mandrill, a species of monkey, had a large abscess on her kidney. Phoenix Zoo veterinarians Dr. Gary West and Dr. Julie...

2010-06-17 12:34:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Jawa, a Scottsdale software and interactive media firm, has joined the Phoenix Zoo's Corporate Member Program. Jawa's cash donation will assist the zoo in its efforts to care for the hundreds of endangered and threatened species that are currently part of its collection of 1,300 animals, in addition to maintaining the upkeep of the zoo for the more than one million visitors it receives each year. The sponsorship is part of Jawa's corporate...

2009-05-13 14:00:26

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. Many would be eaten by fish and others left high and dry in waterless ponds. The zoo is participating in a federal and state conservation plan to increase leopard frog numbers. Researchers expect to have hundreds of frogs to...

2008-10-01 09:00:26

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. The largest share of the money, $5 million, is to go to expansion of the orangutan exhibit, The Arizona Republic reported. The orangutans are to get two-story housing about three times the size of their present home. The new digs would include...

2007-05-16 09:04:58

LOS ANGELES (AP) - 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 46-year-old African elephant, who spent 20 years at the zoo, was loaded before dawn into the back of an air-conditioned truck bound for the Performing Animal Welfare Society Elephant Sanctuary in San Andreas, southeast of Sacramento. She had been off-exhibit at the zoo and living alone since the death of a...

Latest Phoenix Zoo Reference Libraries

2007-07-17 10:41:45

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...

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