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2013-07-21 23:03:08

In recognition of the dedication of zoo keepers and aquarists, Oakland Zoo is joining the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) (http://www.aazk.org) and zoos across the nation celebrate National Zoo Keeper Week July 21-27. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) July 21, 2013 In recognition of the dedication of zoo keepers and aquarists, Oakland Zoo is joining the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) (http://www.aazk.org) and zoos across the nation celebrate National Zoo Keeper Week July 21-27....

2013-06-25 23:22:45

Billy, a 5-year-old Asian elephant, has safely arrived at Denver Zoo after traveling from Amsterdam. The young bull, the third male elephant in the zoo’s Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit, will support the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan with valuable genetics as he is unrelated to any elephants in the US. Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 Billy, a 5-year-old Asian elephant, has safely arrived at Denver Zoo and is getting acquainted with his new state of the art...

Artificial Insemination For National Zoo's Giant Panda
2013-04-01 04:43:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Veterinarians at the National Zoo in Washington DC have artificially inseminated a female panda after detecting a rise in her urinary estrogen levels over the weekend, various media outlets have reported. According to the Associated Press (AP), the procedure was performed on the zoo´s female giant panda, Mei Xiang, by a team of scientists on Saturday morning. The decision to artificially inseminate Mei Xiang was made after...

2012-09-12 23:03:36

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) grants totaling $205,000 to be awarded to 11 projects. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) grants totaling $205,000 to be awarded to 11 projects. “Supported by AZA´s Conservation Endowment Fund, scientists at AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums and their partners are at the cutting edge...

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2012-07-09 14:21:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Now, millions of Internet users around the world will be able to check in on the famous U.S. born Tai Shan panda bear. Explore.org has set up live HD web cams so the world will be able to get their panda fill by looking into what Tai Shan is up to. Tai Shan became the first Giant Panda born in captivity at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. seven years ago. Millions of onlookers tuned in to a live online stream of the panda...

2011-09-14 13:10:00

Silver Spring, Maryland (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) grants totaling $210,746 to be awarded to 11 projects. âœFrom tigers to turtles, a driving force in wildlife conservation, animal welfare and education has always been the scientific contributions of AZA members supported by the Conservation Endowment Fund,â said AZA Senior Vice President for Conservation and...

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2011-07-06 06:10:00

After an 88-year-long hiatus North America's tallest bird, the statuesque whooping crane (Grus americana), is once again on exhibit at the Bird House at the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park. An 11-year-old male whooping crane named Rocky left Homosassa Springs State Park in Florida and is now on exhibit in the nation's capital. Whooping cranes are one of only two crane species native to the United States. There are only eight other zoos in the U.S. which exhibit these birds. "It is an...

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2011-06-13 12:40:37

Cubs born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Five cheetah cubs were born May 28 to 6-year-old Amani at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va. Amani is a dedicated mother according to keepers, who have observed her nursing and grooming the cubs. This litter is particularly significant to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan for cheetahs because cheetah births in zoos across the country have dwindled. The SSP matches animals...

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2011-04-23 08:35:00

Seven lion cubs, born to sister lionesses Shera and Naba last year at the National Zoo in Washington DC, are about to turn seven and eight months old, and will soon be separated."We still call them cubs and we still think of them as toddlers," said lion keeper Rebecca Stites. But if their mother wasn't there for them, "they wouldn't do so well on their own."Still, their youth is short-lived. Experts will hold a matchmaking meeting in the coming weeks to decide where the lions will spend their...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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