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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,...

2011-07-07 11:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill is pleased to announce the grand opening of Cargill Environmental Education Center at the Minnesota Zoo. In support of the Heart of the Zoo campaign, Cargill provided a $1 million donation to the Zoo to fund the construction of the new, environmentally-friendly education center. The Cargill Environmental Education Center is scheduled to open for the public on Saturday, July 9 and will be home to the Zoo's expanded early childhood learning...

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2011-07-06 06:10:00

After an 88-year-long hiatus North America's tallest bird, the statuesque whooping crane (Grus americana), is once again on exhibit at the Bird House at the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park. An 11-year-old male whooping crane named Rocky left Homosassa Springs State Park in Florida and is now on exhibit in the nation's capital. Whooping cranes are one of only two crane species native to the United States. There are only eight other zoos in the U.S. which exhibit these birds. "It is an...

2011-06-30 09:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Animals in need and endangered species around the world will benefit from more than $1 million in grants awarded this year by the non-profit SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. Since its creation eight years ago, the Fund has granted more than $8 million to protect wildlife and wild places. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110630/FL28159 ) The Fund approved grants to more than 100 wildlife protection projects including...

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2011-06-13 12:40:37

Cubs born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Five cheetah cubs were born May 28 to 6-year-old Amani at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va. Amani is a dedicated mother according to keepers, who have observed her nursing and grooming the cubs. This litter is particularly significant to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan for cheetahs because cheetah births in zoos across the country have dwindled. The SSP matches animals...

2011-06-07 00:00:33

Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoos are leaders in elephant conservation education and science, and invite the public to celebrate and support elephants by visiting them this summer. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) June 06, 2011 Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoos are leaders in elephant conservation education and science, and invite the public to celebrate and support elephants by visiting them this summer. "Experiencing an elephant close-up is an...

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2011-05-30 08:37:39

Research from the University of Warwick shows a trip to the zoo can boost your child's science and conservation education more than books or classroom teaching alone. In research conducted at ZSL London Zoo, more than 3,000 school children aged between seven and 14 were asked about their knowledge of animals, habitat and conservation and then tested again after their trip. The results show that 53% had a positive change in educational or conservation-related knowledge areas, personal concern...

2011-05-17 12:40:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In anticipation of the release of Columbia Pictures'/MGM's summer comedy Zookeeper on July 8, 2011, the studio has launched a new application themed to the movie in the App Store. The free Zookeeper application showcases a bright, colorful, interactive environment in which users can play up to four animal-themed casual games that take advantage of the unique capabilities of iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The app features games starring...

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2011-05-17 14:00:00

The world's oldest panda died of old age on Tuesday at the age 34. The New York Times reported that Ming Ming was rescued in Pingwu country in the southwest province Sichuan in 1977 and had resided in Xiangjiang Wild Animal World, a safari park in southern Guangdong province, since 1998. The report said that she lived longer than most pandas. Pandas in the wild normally only live for 15 years, while those in captivity live for about 22 years. The China Panda Protection Center in Sichuan...


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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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