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Image 1 - Veterinarians Collaborate To Solve Mysterious Wild Tiger Deaths
2011-10-01 07:24:50

Health experts from Wildlife Conservation Society´s Bronx Zoo, Primorskaya State Agricultural Academy, and Moscow Zoo uncover how distemper may be affecting Siberian tigers A team of Russian veterinary colleagues and health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo are collaborating to understand how distemper -- a virus afflicting domestic dogs and many wildlife species -- may be a growing threat to Siberian (Amur) tigers. The team presented its results at the...

2011-09-23 20:45:00

Denver Zoo was awarded The Association of Zoos and Aquariumsâ (AZA) first Green Award, ranking the zoo as the greenest zoo in the country for its outstanding sustainability practices. Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 Denver Zoo was awarded The Association of Zoos and Aquariumsâ (AZA) first Green Award, ranking the zoo as the greenest zoo in the country for its outstanding sustainability practices. Denver Zoo President/CEO Craig Piper and Sustainability...

2011-09-14 13:10:00

Silver Spring, Maryland (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) grants totaling $210,746 to be awarded to 11 projects. âœFrom tigers to turtles, a driving force in wildlife conservation, animal welfare and education has always been the scientific contributions of AZA members supported by the Conservation Endowment Fund,â said AZA Senior Vice President for Conservation and...

Lost Penguin 'Happy Feet' Returns Home To Antarctica
2011-08-30 05:05:23

  Hundreds of people have visited Wellington Zoo in New Zealand to bid farewell to a lost emperor penguin that washed ashore 3,000 miles from home, desperately ill after consuming sand he had mistaken for snow. Nicknamed Happy Feet, the penguin began his journey home to Antarctica on Monday after recovering from lifesaving surgery to remove 7 pounds of sand from his stomach. "We have a bittersweet moment, I think, for the zoo," said Wellington Zoo chief executive Karen Fifield...

2011-08-03 09:32:00

YPSILANTI, Mich., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan is pleased to announce: Walkin' on the Wild Side for Hemophilia, its third annual fundraising walk at the Detroit Zoo. Walkin' on the Wild Side for Hemophilia takes place on Sunday, August 28, 2011. Executive Director, Ivan Harner said, "come and join in with hundreds of walkers to raise money to support the programs of the Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan: youth leadership, camp, counseling,...


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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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