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2014-07-23 23:16:19

Zoos and Aquariums Set to Receive More than $200,000 in Awards Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced the recipients of 30 “Nature Play Begins at Your Zoo & Aquarium” grants. Supported through a special gift from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, these competitive grants, selected through a rigorous review by a panel of industry experts, are being presented to accredited zoos and aquariums to encourage family...

2014-07-08 23:10:46

Art Exhibition “Biodiversity” at The Greller Gallery Opens July 12 With Special Private Event San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 There will be a private kickoff event exclusively sponsored by Diamondback Drugs of Arizona on Saturday, July 12th at 7:30pm, to celebrate the opening of a new exhibition of fine art photography. South Texas Veterinary Ophthalmology (STVO) and South Texas Veterinary Specialists (STVS) host the 4-month photography exhibit called “Biodiversity,”...

2014-07-08 08:32:33

PHILADELPHIA, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia Zoo and United Concordia Dental today announced a three-year partnership to increase awareness of how the health of the mouth can impact the health of the body for children and animals alike. "Today cavities have become one of the most common diseases of childhood," said James Bramson, D.D.S., chief dental officer, United Concordia. "They're now five times as common as asthma and seven times as common as hay fever in children,...

2014-06-19 23:19:53

Creative Music Incubator Zoo Labs hosts Oakland’s own Bells Atlas and Electrospit for a 2-week immersive recording & music-business strategy program. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Zoo Labs is pleased to announce its July 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 via a competitive application process, Bells Atlas (http://www.bellsatlas.com/) and Bosko...

2014-06-09 23:03:36

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zebra Pen Corporation, and AZA-accredited zoos across the nation are collaborating to support the conservation of the endangered Grevy’s zebra. Today, Zebra Pen will be making a donation of $15,000 in support of efforts to save the endangered Grevy’s zebras in Africa. Silver Spring, Maryland (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zebra Pen Corporation, and AZA-accredited zoos across the nation are collaborating...

2014-05-26 23:02:01

The Feline Conservation Federation (FCF) annual convention will be held in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. The gathering begins Thursday, June 19 and runs through Saturday, June 21 at the Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort and Suites. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 26, 2014 The Feline Conservation Federation (FCF) annual convention will be held in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. The gathering begins Thursday, June 19 and runs through Saturday, June 21 at the Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort and...

2014-05-20 12:30:06

MIAMI, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lion Country Safari, Miami Seaquarium, Museum of Discovery and Science and Zoo Miami will be offering a 'Summer Savings Pass' for the sixth year in a row. The 'Summer Savings Pass' will give its buyers unlimited admission to all four attractions throughout the summer! 4 attractions...4 months of fun...1 low price. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101005/FL76858LOGO The Summer Savings Pass was made available for purchase at each of the...

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...

2014-05-08 23:11:12

The male calf, Baku, is only the second birth of his species at the zoo. He will remain behind the scenes in the zoo's Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit while being cared for by his mother until they are comfortable enough to venture outdoors. Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of an endangered Malayan tapir calf. The male calf, named Baku (BAH-koo), was born to mother, Rinny, and father, Benny, late in the evening on April 29, and is only the second...

2014-05-01 00:21:16

VICTORIA, BC, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - One of Canada's most iconic attractions has been sold. Carol Maier (Guelph B.Sc.'90), founder of International Bug Zoos Inc. has sold the "Victoria Bug Zoo" entity, effective May 1/14. This popular and unique facility was opened in 1997. Its mission is to provide fun and educational tours, and showcase LIVE giant tropical insects and arachnids from around the world. The new owners will follow in the footsteps of the original owner. Carol intends...

Latest Zoo Reference Libraries

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...

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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