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2012-06-08 23:00:03

Save the date: World Oceans Day at AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos is June 8! Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 As leaders in ocean conservation education and science, aquariums and zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) invite the public to dive in to ocean conservation on June 8 — World Oceans Day. “AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos are actively engaging millions of people in ocean issues and making conservation action attainable for families...

2012-06-06 23:04:04

ArticlesOnTap has announced it is partnering with Truck Games 365 to help spread the word about its 3 new games via its proprietary content management and creation system (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 ArticlesOnTap has announced it is partnering with Truck Games 365 to help spread the word about its 3 new games via its proprietary content management and creation system. As a leading provider of Content Creation and Content Management services, ArticlesOnTap.com will be managing content for Truck...

2012-05-25 23:00:27

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced that Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas was again granted accreditation by AZA´s independent Accreditation Commission. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) May 25, 2012 The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced that Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas was again granted accreditation by AZA´s independent Accreditation Commission. Atlantis was first accredited and publicly recognized for...

2012-05-24 23:01:40

The Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act S.3208 was introduced today in the U.S. Senate. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 The Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act S.3208 was introduced today in the U.S. Senate. S.3208 would reauthorize legislation requiring the U.S. Postal Service to continue to issue the Save Vanishing Species stamp, a semipostal stamp benefiting the Multinational Species Conservation...

2012-05-21 23:00:10

Save the date: World Oceans Day at AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos is June 8! Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) invites the public to dive in to ocean conservation on June 8th, World Oceans Day. As leaders in ocean conservation education and science, AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos are the perfect place to connect with nature and ocean conservation in local communities. The world's oceans cover 70% of the Earth's surface and are facing...

Chimp Plans For The Future
2012-05-11 05:14:23

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com A chimpanzee at a Swedish zoo first thought to be a nuisance has now been identified as the first animal of its kind to demonstrate the higher brain function of planning for future events in an attempt to solve a problem. Santino the chimpanzee first achieved international notoriety in 2009 for his ritual of gathering stones to throw at zoo visitors. But his real claim to fame might be the study published in the May 9 edition of PLos ONE, which asserts that...

2012-05-09 23:01:04

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums Hosts Annual Advocacy Day and Reception Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) May 09, 2012 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today hosts its Annual Capitol Hill Advocacy Day and Reception. Leaders from the zoo and aquarium profession will educate Members of Congress about the importance of AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums to their communities. “AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums support tourism and local businesses,” said AZA President and...

2012-05-04 23:01:20

The ABMA conference will feature speakers such as Dr. Hal Markowitz, enrichment pioneer and author of Behavioral Enrichment in the Zoo and Dr. David Shepherdson, editor of the ground breaking book, Second Nature. Elizabeth Abram, Andrea Dougall, and Gina Kinzley, zookeepers at Oakland Zoo, will also present papers on Oakland Zoo´s unique goat training program, innovative otter training, and the Zoo´s progressive elephant observation programs. In addition, several other zookeepers...

2012-04-26 23:01:20

The Explore blog brings you exciting, informative, and inspiring wildlife conservation features, zoo and aquarium stories, and profiles. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 Recognizing the critical need for wildlife professionals to address escalating conflict between humans and wildlife, four AZA-accredited zoos — Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Denver Zoo, and Houston Zoo — supported the participation of 15 wildlife conservation professionals from...


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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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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