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2014-05-18 23:00:34

Clouded leopard cub arrives via Frontier Airlines to acclimate with Denver Zoo cubs in support of conservation. Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 18, 2014 Denver Zoo welcomed the addition of a new, female clouded leopard cub this weekend to encourage successful breeding later in life. The unnamed cub was born on April 10 at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), a veterinary and reproductive research center headquartered in Front Royal, Virginia. She arrived at Denver Zoo on...

2013-07-02 23:01:29

Zoo Atlanta today announced that its 15-year-old giant panda Lun Lun is pregnant, confirming that the artificial insemination (AI) that Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Veterinary Medicine Assistant Professor of Physiology David Kersey, PhD, took part in was successful. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Zoo Atlanta today announced that its 15-year-old giant panda Lun Lun is pregnant, confirming that the artificial insemination (AI) that Western University of Health...

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2012-01-20 05:12:44

[ Watch the Video ] New Robot is Designed to Use Less Energy Designing an all-terrain robot for search-and-rescue missions is an arduous task for scientists. The machine must be flexible enough to move over uneven surfaces, yet not so big that it´s restricted from tight spaces. It might also be required to climb slopes of varying inclines. Existing robots can do many of these things, but the majority require large amounts of energy and are prone to overheating. Georgia Tech...

2011-08-16 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zoo Atlanta has selected B2B Technologies, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and provider of IT consulting services, to manage the transition of its on-premise email system to Exchange Online, Microsoft's new cloud email and calendaring service. A nonprofit organization seeking cost-effective methods in managing day-to-day operating costs, most notably the stewardship of more than 1,500 animals from around the world, Zoo Atlanta partnered with B2B...

2011-02-15 10:03:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials at Zoo Atlanta and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) have issued a joint announcement that the only giant panda cub born in the U.S. in 2010 has a name: Po. The name is a tribute to the lead character, Po the panda, in the upcoming DreamWorks Animation film, Kung Fu Panda 2, which will be distributed by Paramount Pictures starting on May 26, 2011. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110215/LA48619-a) (Photo:...

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2011-02-07 09:51:10

How smart are copy cats? Maybe it depends on your species You know the saying "monkey see, monkey do?" How about "orangutan see, orangutan do?" If that holds true, the small orangutan peering over his mother's shoulder in an enclosure at Zoo Atlanta should learn how to get a tasty treat just by watching how she gets one. "One of the questions that we were looking at is how individuals learn from one another," says Marietta Dindo, a primatologist studying orangutans and their behaviors. With...

2010-04-21 09:30:00

DEARBORN, Mich., April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) proudly continues its 25 year relationship with Zoo Atlanta and returns as the Beastly Feast presenting sponsor. "The Silverback Gorilla Gala," is the 2010 theme for the annual Beastly Feast fundraiser benefiting Zoo Atlanta, taking place on May 15, 2010. This black tie event is one of the most successful fundraisers in the state of Georgia. The event has raised more than $17 million in gross funds in the...

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2009-11-11 07:01:56

Veterinary leap forward through collaboration with Zoo Atlanta, Georgia Tech, Emory University and a 300-pound great ape Zoo Atlanta recently became the first zoological institution in the world to obtain voluntary blood pressure readings from a gorilla. This groundbreaking stride was made possible by the Gorilla Tough Cuff, a blood pressure reading system devised through partnership with the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University. Created...

2008-10-29 06:30:00

Georgia's Zoo Atlanta has announced the death of a pregnant 26-year-old African elephant. The zoo said the elephant, Dottie, died Monday during the third trimester of her first pregnancy, WSB-TV in Atlanta reported Tuesday. Zoo officials said veterinarians first noticed irregularities with the protein levels in the elephant's blood Oct. 10 and she then lost nearly 800 pounds in only 11 days. The officials said zookeepers tried to treat the unknown infection with antibiotics but Dottie died...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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