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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...

2012-04-12 23:02:26

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with the planet´s amazing and diverse wildlife? Local AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums are the perfect place to connect with nature and conservation in your community. (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 More than 100 of the top zoos and aquariums across North America are throwing the 6th Annual Party for the Planet — the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America. On Earth Day, April 22nd, and throughout the month of April,...

Endangered Turtles Get Help From Conservationists
2012-04-12 13:18:44

Several turtle and tortoise species that are on the verge of extinction are getting a second chance for survival with the help of the US Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which is committing all of its resources and expertise to take direct responsibility to save the planet´s most endangered Testudines. The WCS said it will draw from its zoos and aquariums, its Global Health Program, and its Global Conservation Program, to ensure the continued survival of at least half of the...

2012-04-11 23:02:04

The Explore blog brings you exciting, informative, and inspiring wildlife conservation features, zoo and aquarium stories, and profiles. Be sure to visit http:// http://wildexplorer.org to get your wild animal fix! Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) April 10, 2012 In the ten years since the creation of the prestigious John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program, more than 392 grants have been awarded to 85 different recipient groups from more than 24 states and territories....

2012-04-05 23:02:59

The Bronx Zoo and Bears2Go.com have partnered to create an exciting and interactive new experience which can only be found at the Bronx Zoo this Spring and Summer. (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 The Bronx Zoo and Bears2Go.com have partnered to create an exciting and interactive new experience which can only be found at the Bronx Zoo this Spring & Summer. Bears2Go, the premier supplier of collectible, stuffable plush animals, is excited to announce their new partnership with The Bronx Zoo....

2012-03-30 23:01:29

New members have been elected to the Board of the East Bay Zoological Society (EBZS). Patrick Sherwood, Jim Wunderman, Kirsten Vital, Meredith Burke and Marianne Laouri, Ph.D. will each provide an important role as trustees in nurturing and furthering the mission of the Oakland Zoo. “I am thrilled to have this group of successful individuals join the Oakland Zoo Board,” said Dr. Joel Parrott, President and CEO of Oakland Zoo. “This new group of people will bring a wealth of...


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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