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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...

2012-03-14 13:15:00

On Thursday, March 15th, sign in to Twitter and use the hashtag #AZAChat to ask their featured guest any questions. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) March 14, 2012 The primary Penguin Keeper for the San Francisco Zoo's colony of Magellanic Penguins, Anthony Brown, began his zoo career 18-years-ago at the age of 12, as a volunteer. In addition to having a strong passion for animals, Anthony is an active member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). What: Chat with a Penguin Keeper Twitter...

2012-03-12 13:50:00

Zoo Awards Nearly $40,000 in International Conservation Grants Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 12, 2012 The Phoenix Zoo announced today the recipients of nearly $40,000 in grant funding for international conservation projects as part of the Phoenix Zoo´s Conservation & Science Grants Program. The Phoenix Zoo proudly supports wildlife and wild places worldwide. From onsite regional species recovery efforts to the field-based projects the Zoo supports through grants and contributions,...

2012-03-08 15:10:00

The Explore blog brings you exciting, informative, and inspiring wildlife conservation features, zoo and aquarium stories, and profiles. Be sure to visit http://wildexplorer.org to get your wild animal fix! Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 Today, the Los Angeles Zoo will open its doors to its newest exhibit: The LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates and Reptiles). Read more about this story on the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Explore blog. Encompassing six diversely themed...

2012-03-05 19:45:00

Take advantage of Daylight Savings Time and “Spring Forward” for Amphibians at an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium near you (PRWEB) March 05, 2012 Zoos and aquariums across the country will hold events and activities to raise awareness about amphibian conservation. Events include live encounters with amphibians, informative amphibian exhibits, programs on “frog friendly” backyards, zookeeper talks about amphibian ecosystems, crafts, contests, games, prizes, and all...


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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