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Giraffe Killed, Fed To Big Cats At The Copenhagen Zoo, Officials Say It Was To Prevent Inbreeding
2014-02-10 04:47:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Claiming that the move was necessary in order to prevent inbreeding, the Copenhagen Zoo has euthanized a healthy male two-year-old giraffe – despite calls from animal rights activists and other zoos to spare the creature. Copenhagen Zoo spokesman Tobias Stenbaek Bro told Richard Steed and Malin Rising of the Associated Press (AP) that the giraffe, whose name was Marius, had been put down Sunday using a bolt pistol. It was...

2014-01-09 23:00:38

On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Oakland Zoo welcomes the public to attend a Conservation Speaker Series focused on conservation efforts in the savannahs of Africa, specifically the Uganda Carnivore Program and the Reticulated Giraffe Project in Kenya. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Oakland Zoo welcomes the public to attend a Conservation Speaker Series focused on conservation efforts in the savannahs of...

2013-10-25 23:03:32

Kicks Off "Hu’s Hoo & The Zoo" Children’s Book and CD Holiday Giveaway Promotion Elk Grove Village, IL (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 In conjunction with the launch of their ETY∙Kids Safe Listening Earphones in new colors, Etymotic Research, makers of high-fidelity personal audio products and a family of hearing health products, has announced the signing of Hu the Owl, lead singer and songwriter of animal band Hu’s Hoo & The Zoo,” as an artist endorser. Under the...

2013-06-10 23:02:05

Oakland Zoo is happy to announce the arrival of two new dromedary (Arabian) camels. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 Oakland Zoo is happy to announce the arrival of two new dromedary (Arabian) camels that relocated from Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas. One male named Bahir (meaning dazzling), and one female, Zahara (meaning shining, exquisite flower), are young camels and weigh about 630 pounds each, but will grow to reach 1100-1500 pounds as they mature. Oakland Zoo´s new...

2009-09-04 22:58:00

A man who lied to get into a movie set at a Boston zoo, then fell into a fake lion's den, probably won't be charged, police say. Arnold Milfort, 27, of Dorchester, had posed as a Boston Zoo employee to get into the set for The Zookeeper Wednesday and fell 30 feet into a makeshift lion's den, where a net broke his fall, authorities said. Milfort was taken to Boston Medical Center with a serious head injury, the Boston Herald reported. He was not identified until he arrived at the medical...

2008-10-03 15:00:19

By Nathalie Baret For the Journal One night a little less than a year ago, Journey's ax man, Neal Schon, was surfing YouTube, scouting hundreds of singers in hopes of finding a legacy voice, a tenor rich with soul and emotion, someone who could fill former frontman Steve Perry's hard-to-fit shoes. "Neal was hunting and probing, looking for any singer who sounded like Steve," said drummer/ percussionist and backup vocalist Deen Castronovo, calling from Tampa, Fla. "We were just seeking...

2008-09-10 15:00:21

IN SHORT What: The Zoo Where: TV2 When: 7pm, Sunday -------------------- THE multi-award-winning series The Zoo is celebrating its tenth year of taking viewers behind the scenes at Auckland Zoo. Producer Sharon Bennett says: "This series contains exciting new stories and new animals, but doesn't forget the many well-loved personalities at the zoo who have entertained viewers of all ages for a decade." The big story this year is the dating and mating of Molek and Oz, the...

2008-09-02 00:00:17

By ALLAN TUDOR 'AN innovation in tourism' has been launched at Paignton Zoo, it is being claimed. Visitors can now get a free personal tour from their very own animal expert. In what they believe to be a first for any Devon tourist attraction, the zoo has launched Zoo Highlights, a series of MP3 files available through the website www.paigntonzoo.org.uk A zoo spokesman said: "The 24 separate segments each last about 30 seconds and provide extra information such as the names of...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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