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2014-10-31 23:09:55

Naples Zoo announces for the first time ever, researchers funded by three American zoos have affixed Argos (Doppler) transmitters to one of Central America’s most endangered bird species, the three-wattled bellbird, characterized by its unique vocalizations including their iconic bell-like sounds that register among the loudest birdcalls on the planet. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 For the first time ever, researchers have affixed Argos (Doppler) transmitters to one of...

2014-10-02 12:26:14

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Sea Rescue(TM)" and "The Wildlife Docs(TM)" have been renewed for the 2014 and 2015 seasons of Litton's Weekend Adventure airing nationwide on ABC affiliates. The 2014 season kicks off on Oct. 4 with new episodes of each series. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140717/127929 The fourth season of Emmy-nominated "Sea Rescue" continues to showcase the heartwarming and heart wrenching stories of marine animal rescue, rehabilitation and...

2014-09-25 23:03:15

On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, from 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Oakland Zoo welcomes the public to attend a gala to celebrate primates. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, from 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Oakland Zoo welcomes the public to attend a gala to celebrate primates. Evening festivities will feature unique silent auction items, which include exclusive behind- the-scenes experiences at Oakland Zoo. Delectable refreshments will be served accompanied by beer and wine...

2014-09-25 23:00:47

Denver Zoo welcomes first ever fossa birth. Guests may see “Rico” as he tries to explore indoor habitat. Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of its very first fossa (FOO-sah) pup, born on July 28. The male pup, named Rico, has stayed behind the scenes for the last couple months under the watchful eye of his mother, Violet, who is proving to be an excellent first-time mom. Rico is now slowly gaining more mobility, though, and zookeepers just...

chimpanzee
2014-09-25 07:06:23

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The immediate negative impacts to an infant chimpanzee who is removed from its mother have been well documented. However, very little is known about the long-term impacts of such early life experiences. A new study led by the Lincoln Park Zoo reveals that these chimps develop behavioral and social deficiencies as adults. The results, published in Peer J, are based on a year-long study of 60 chimpanzees who were removed from their...

2014-09-24 16:24:19

Fostering wildlife appreciation and education, contest calls Miami-Dade middle school students to photograph their favorite Zoo Miami animal and enter their best photo for a chance to win $2,000 CORAL GABLES, Fla., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercantil Commercebank, one of the largest banks headquartered in Florida, today announced the 2014 launch of its Zoolens(SM )Photography Project. Developed in partnership with Zoo Miami and the Zoological Society of Florida, the Bank's...

2014-09-16 23:01:13

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) grants totaling $375,000 to be awarded to 19 projects to help protect the future of animal species throughout the world. Washinton, DC (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) grants totaling $375,000 to be awarded to 19 projects. “Scientists at AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums are global leaders in wildlife science and...

2014-08-30 23:05:00

Music Accelerator hosts New York’s Mad Satta and Los Angeles’ Wages for a 2-week immersive recording & music-business strategy program. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Zoo Labs is excited to announce its September 2014 Zoo Labs Music Residency (ZLMR), an innovative 2-week program that immerses creative teams in a state-of-the-art recording studio and workshop environment. Selected through a competitive application process, New York-based Mad Satta and Los Angeles’ Wages...

2014-08-07 23:00:41

Oakland Zoo, in partnership with the 96 Elephants campaign, is launching an elephant-sized effort to commemorate World Elephant Day on Tuesday, August 12. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Oakland Zoo in partnership with the 96 Elephants campaign, is launching an elephant-sized effort to commemorate World Elephant Day on Tuesday, August 12. As part of the World Elephant Day celebration, Oakland Zoo is part of a nationwide coalition of zoos throughout the United States that will send...

2014-08-05 08:40:14

TripAdvisor Community of Millions Names Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska #1 Zoo in the World and U.S. NEWTON, Mass., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor(®), the world's largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice(TM) awards for Zoos and Aquariums around the globe. In total, 275 winners were identified, including the top 25 in the world and dedicated lists for Asia, Canada, Europe, India, South America, South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S....


Latest Zoo Reference Libraries

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...

William Beebe
2014-01-07 10:37:00

William Beebe was an American who held many titles including naturalist, marine biologist, ornithologist, explorer, and author. He is most famous for the many expeditions he led for the New York Zoological Society, his scientific writings, and his deep dives within the Bathysphere. Beebe was born Charles William Beebe in Brooklyn, New York in 1877. In his early life, The American Museum of Natural History and the environment of East Orange, New Jersey influenced him to explore nature and...

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2007-01-23 14:47:34

The Chinese Alligator, Alligator sinensis, is one of two living species of Alligator. The Chinese Alligator is native to only China. This species' wild habitat has been reduced to little more than a few ponds along the lower Yangtze River system. Its population reduction has been mostly due to conversion of its habitat to agricultural use. The Chinese Alligator rarely exceeds 7 feet long, with 5 feet being a more common size. It weighs approximately 80 pounds. Their heads are...

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Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.