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2010-08-18 09:40:30

Tiny toads, extinct in the wild, now reside in propagation center in Dar es Salaam after being bred by Toledo Zoo and Bronx Zoo.

2008-06-29 09:01:43

By Ryan E. Smith, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Jun. 29--The weird thing about "Weird Al" Yankovic is how oddly normal he seems.

2008-06-24 02:29:55

By Barbara Hendel, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Jun. 23--The city's summer is starting to swing, with putting on a good time at the Toledo Zoo, eating summer barbecue with Beethoven, raising green during a garden party, and raising the roof -- or garage -- at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

2008-06-16 06:00:00

By Gabe Nelson, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Jun. 16--With a nearly $94 million series of renovation and construction projects under way at the Toledo Zoo, visitors will encounter more fences and detours than usual this summer.


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Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis
2014-09-15 16:37:21

The Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis, is a yellowish colored dwarf toad. The females can reach up to 1.1 inches long and the males can reach up to .75 inches long. This ovoviviparous species was described scientifically in the year 1999. It was found only in the spray zone around the Kihansi waterfalls in the southern Udzungwa Mountains located in Tanzania. At about 220,000 square feet, this was the smallest natural distribution known for any vertebrate species, but it was...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.