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Health experts from Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, Primorskaya State Agricultural Academy, and Moscow Zoo uncover how distemper may be affecting Siberian tigers.
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.
Silver Spring, Maryland (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) grants
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.
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 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...
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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