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2011-04-01 06:24:00

ATLANTA, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Aquarium is proud to announce the debut of the much-anticipated AT&T Dolphin Tales gallery and show on Saturday, April 2. Dedicated to inspiring memorable connections between humans and dolphins, AT&T Dolphin Tales strives to create a greater understanding of these magnificent animals and to develop a lasting legacy for the conservation of dolphins and other marine mammals. "The new gallery and show is an important addition and...

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2011-03-21 06:15:00

Knut, Berlin Zoo's superstar polar bear, has died at the age of four. "Everyone is just in shock here," said Claudia Bienek, a spokeswoman for the Berlin Zoo in the German capital while discussing the death of Knut, a beloved zoo resident. Knut died unexpectedly while in his enclosure. As a cub in 2007, Knut, was rejected by his mother and had been reared by zookeepers. Captive polar bears generally live to be around 35 years of age. Knut was only four years and three months old. He was...

2011-03-17 21:06:24

Of around seven land vertebrate species whose survival in the wild is threatened one is also kept in captivity. These and other data on the protection of species in zoos and aquaria have now been revealed by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock. Writing in the journal Science, the team of researchers and the International Species Information System (ISIS) advocate the establishment of targeted captive breeding programmes to supplement the...

2011-01-24 00:00:40

Members agree, NC Zoo Society membership offers more than a one-time visit to the Zoo. Asheboro, N.C. (Vocus/PRWEB) January 22, 2011 NC Zoo Society members see their organization as a "close friend" or "an acquaintance I admire" with eighty-five percent of the NC Zoo Society members reporting a "very favorable" opinion of their member experience, compared to a zoo and aquarium benchmark of 72 percent. Those are among the findings of a recent research project of the Association of Zoos and...

2011-01-18 11:23:00

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2010 list of the Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants, released today by In Defense of Animals (IDA), once again exposes the hidden suffering of elephants in zoos, where lack of space, unsuitably cold climates and impoverished social groupings condemn Earth's largest land mammals to lifetimes of deprivation, disease and early death. In its seventh year, the list also features IDA's first recognition of a zoo (Dallas Zoo in Texas) for...

2011-01-11 08:00:00

ARMONK, N.Y. and CINCINNATI, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that the Cincinnati Zoo is using IBM business analytics software to drive new revenue, improve member visits and integrate all ticketing, retail, and food sales operations. The zoo projects a $350,000 increase in revenue in the first year, and an additional 50,000 in new visits per year using the IBM analytics solution. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2010-12-29 00:01:20

Significant loss of rare and endangered waterfowl as a result of severe winter storm Scotland Neck, NC (Vocus/PRWEB) December 28, 2010 Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park will be closed until the end of the week while damage from heavy snow can be assessed and repairs started. The bulk of the damage occurred at Sylvan Heights' adjacent breeding center and all staff from both facilities are working throughout the daylight hours to get the birds safely secured and start working on rebuilding the...

2010-12-14 00:01:39

New Initiative to Fund Field Conservation Projects Silver Spring, MD (Vocus) December 13, 2010 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Ape Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) today announced a critical new campaign to sustain a future for one of the planet's most imperiled group of animals"” apes. For apes"”bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, gibbons and siamangs"”the outlook in the wild is bleak. Given catastrophic population declines, it is estimated that some ape...

2010-11-23 00:01:09

If the Mall is a Zoo, Why Not Go to the Zoo? Silver Spring, MD (Vocus) November 22, 2010 This year, shoppers can go wild and do their holiday shopping the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoos or aquariums. Gift shops are always stocked with fun toys, beautiful ornaments and unique environmentally-friendly products. "Spend Black Friday with a black rhino or blacktip reef shark; shop at the zoo or aquarium," said AZA Senior Vice President for Marketing, Jill Nicoll. "Not...

2010-10-13 15:04:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Splash! Animals brings its dynamic, conservation-focused live art experience featuring endangered species to the National Geographic Kids event celebrating World Animal Day at the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C., on October 16, 2010. The Splash! Animals performances will delight audiences by showcasing dramatic live paintings of endangered wildlife while emotionally connecting them to the importance of conservation via a powerfully...


Latest Zoo Reference Libraries

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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