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2011-11-17 15:05:00

The Explore blog brings you exciting, informative, and inspiring wildlife conservation features, zoo and aquarium stories, and profiles. Visit http://wildexplorer.org to get your wild animal fix! Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) November 17, 2011 New research funded by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and the conservation charities Elephant Family Foundation and Aspinall Foundation, reveals significant growth in the sale of illegal ivory in China. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums explores...

2011-11-10 14:30:00

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) November 10, 2011 Every year, over 20 million seahorses are taken from their habitats to be used for medicinal and commercial use. This past weekend, the John G. Shedd Aquarium hosted âœThe Husbandry, Management and...

2011-11-09 14:15:00

The Mall Will Be A Zoo â“ Why Not Shop At A Real Zoo? Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) November 09, 2011 This year, shoppers can do their holiday gift shopping at an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoo or aquarium nearest them. Gift shops are always stocked with fun toys, beautiful ornaments and unique eco-friendly products not found anywhere else. âœSpend Black Friday with a black-footed ferret or a blacktip reef shark,â...

2011-11-03 13:10:00

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) November 03, 2011 The Detroit Zoological Society recently partnered with the Herpetological Resource and Management (HRM) near Jackson, Michigan to lend a hand to the Blandingâs turtle. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums explores this story on...

2011-10-27 19:00:00

The Explore blog brings you exciting, informative, and inspiring wildlife conservation features, zoo and aquarium stories, and profiles. Be sure to visit http://bit.ly/rNOh1l to get your wild animal fix! Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) October 27, 2011 Zoo Boise recently announced a project to help sloth bears both in captivity and in their natural habitat in India. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums explores this story on its Explore blog. The Zooâs general policy is to...

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...


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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