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HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan.
An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo is a “non-human person” who has been unlawfully deprived of her freedom, ruled an appeals court in that country in December.
Tampa Bay Water announced today that it awarded $10,000 grants to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo and Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful for their efforts to protect the sources of the region’s drinking water.
Timmons Group, in partnership with SRRN Games, was recently awarded the contract to develop an interactive mobile application for the Oregon Zoo’s new Elephant Lands habitat. Richmond,
With many conservation campaigns focused on big cats or elephants, some threatened large mammals have invariably fallen between the cracks.
FCF facility accreditation is awarded to zoos, exhibitors, sanctuaries and private owners that meet high standards of animal care, husbandry, and protection of the animals and the public.
In November, in honor of Thanksgiving, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums is spotlighting endangered birds. Silver Spring, Maryland (PRWEB) November 06, 2014
KEENESBURG, Colo., Nov.
Many species of rhinoceros are endangered and conservationists point to the need for successful captive breeding programs if these species are to survive.
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 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...
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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