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2012-01-11 08:00:00

Waterlife Design Group of Apopka, FL works with the Saint Louis Zoo to aide in saving an endangered aquatic species, the Ozark hellbender. Apopka, FL (PRWEB) January 11, 2012 Waterlife Design Group, based in Apopka, FL, has recently worked with the Saint Louis Zoo to aide in their efforts to save an endangered aquatic species, the Ozark hellbender. In the summer of 2011, Waterlife Design Group worked to design, construct and install the new hellbender propagation facilities at the Saint...

2011-01-18 11:23:00

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2010 list of the Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants, released today by In Defense of Animals (IDA), once again exposes the hidden suffering of elephants in zoos, where lack of space, unsuitably cold climates and impoverished social groupings condemn Earth's largest land mammals to lifetimes of deprivation, disease and early death. In its seventh year, the list also features IDA's first recognition of a zoo (Dallas Zoo in Texas) for...

2009-05-10 13:02:28

Those planning on visiting zoos such as the St. Louis Zoo need not worry about possibly catching the swine flu from the site's pig residents, zoo officials say. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums said in a statement that despite the presence of pigs at certain accredited U.S. zoos, animals and humans alike can relax given the healthy environment at such sites, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said Sunday. Rudy Socha, publisher of the Zoo and Aquarium Friends newsletter, said he had received 500...

2008-07-17 00:00:18

By Ryan Reynolds, Features Editor 464-7686 or reynoldsr@courierpress.com Packing up the entire family for a summer road trip is never easy. There's the frustration of figuring out what to pack (and what not to pack), picking out the right DVDs for the portable player and making sure someone can check on the house while you're gone - the responsible sort who'll get the mail, bring in the newspaper and not fall asleep on your couch for the night. And that's all before you even leave the...

2008-06-19 00:00:00

A crowd of 400 onlookers graciously welcomed a 6-foot tall, 143-pound giraffe to the St. Louis Zoo as he was born, zoo officials say. Crowds watched as the mother giraffe, named Jessie, safely gave birth to the male calf Saturday at the zoo, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Jessie was pregnant for 15 months before the 5-hour delivery, zoo officials said. Zoo ungulate curator Martha Fischer said the zoo's other animals are getting used to their new house mate. They were a little...

2008-06-18 12:00:06

By Michele Munz, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jun. 18--Dr. Sherman Silber has long been a trailblazer in fertility. Now the St. Louis-area surgeon is taking his expertise in humans and using it for endangered animals. Silber has performed the first successful reverse vasectomy on a severely endangered species. It's also the first done on an equid -- a hoofed mammal with slender legs, flat coat and mane. The patient was a Przewalski's horse named Minnesota living at the Smithsonian's National...

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2008-04-06 00:20:00

At Washington D.C.'s National Zoo, the staff were puzzled and stunned when Mopie, a strong, muscular, healthy-looking western lowland gorilla able to put away 7 pounds of food a day, suddenly collapsed the afternoon of July 3, 2006 after playing with some newly introduced mates. By the time the keepers cleared out the other gorillas and performed CPR on Mopie, the gentle, 430-pound gorilla was lifeless, a victim of heart failure at age 34. Lisa Stevens, curator of primates and giant pandas at...

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2008-03-31 21:00:00

By Lindsey Tanner CHICAGO - Gorillas on Weight Watchers? Polar bears slurping sugar- free Jell-O shots? Giraffes nibbling alfalfa biscuits? The days of letting visitors throw marshmallows to the animals are mostly history at zoos around the country, replaced by a growing focus on diet and nutrition that parallels the fitness craze in humans. And thanks to mounting research on wild animals' food needs, today's zoos are trying new feeding tricks to keep their lions and tigers and bears...


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