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2013-05-10 23:00:29

Denver Zoo announced its new partnership with Frontier Airlines and previewed the zoo's new Penguin Encounter. Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 Denver

2013-05-02 23:22:00

Boston’s Franklin Park and Stone Zoos to host Global Premiere of Jeff Corwin narrated custom audio tours for their visitors. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 02, 2013

2013-04-05 23:04:31

Join AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums for Party for the Planet™, the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America that connects people to wildlife conservation. Silver

2013-04-02 23:05:08

AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums help animal species in their natural range by contributing $160 million a year to wildlife conservation projects worldwide. Silver

Decimation Of Critically Endangered African Forest Elephant
2013-03-30 06:07:40

A new study led by the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy reveals that over the past decade, a stunning 62 percent of all forest elephants have been killed for their ivory across their entire range in Central Africa.

Captive Animals Better Problem Solvers Than Their Wild Counterparts
2013-01-08 11:28:26

A new study has found vast differences between the behavior and intelligence of captive and wild spotted hyenas in problem-solving tasks.

Understanding Orangutans Through Eye Movement
2012-11-28 12:28:43

A neuroscientist specializing in cognitive and sensory systems research is using eye tracking equipment on orangutans to better understand visual cognition of humans and apes, and also help provide a better life for captive bred animals.

Brazilian Zoo Wants To Clone Animals To Preserve Endangered Species
2012-11-16 12:29:52

After successfully cloning cows and horses, experts at the Brasilia Zoo in Brazil are hoping to begin the same process for several species of wild animals that are currently under threat.


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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