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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...

2010-09-07 06:45:00

NAPLES, Fla., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is inviting Floridians and others on a multiple-day exploration of native wildlife as well as wilderness habitats within the diversity of Collier County's state and national parks and refuges including the globally unique ecosystem of the Everglades. Discounted rates at accommodations packaged with a Florida Resident 50% off Naples Zoo ticket combined with the benefits of visiting outside tourist season make this an...

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2010-08-18 09:40:30

Tiny toads, extinct in the wild, now reside in propagation center in Dar es Salaam after being bred by Toledo Zoo and Bronx Zoo In a bold effort to save one of the world's rarest amphibians from extinction, one hundred Kihansi spray toads have been flown home to Tanzania after being painstakingly reared at the Bronx Zoo and The Toledo Zoo working in close partnership with the Tanzanian government and the World Bank. The toads now reside at a new, state-of the-art propagation center in Dar es...

2010-08-18 05:00:00

18 prominent zoos and aquariums are leading the way EAGAN, Minn., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading zoos and aquariums - from Copenhagen to Calgary - announce their participation in a global conservation movement. In an unprecedented effort, these leading institutions are moving their animal management knowledgebase online through the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) - and working with organizations around the world to unite the global wildlife conservation...

2010-07-22 10:28:00

ORLANDO, Fla., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Animals in need and endangered species around the world will benefit from more than $1 million in grants awarded by the non-profit SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. Since its creation seven years ago, the Fund has granted more than $7 million to protect wildlife and wild places. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/seaworld/45295/ (Photo:...

2010-04-20 14:34:00

ST. LOUIS, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A historic landmark at the Saint Louis Zoo has been totally renovated indoors and out, thanks to a $2.5 million gift from St. Louis-based Peabody Energy, the world's largest private-sector coal company. Peabody Hall, adjacent to the Zoo's Bird House, dates back to 1917 as the Zoo's first Elephant House. It once housed two hippos, an elephant and a rhinoceros. The building had become obsolete for animal management by the 1950s. Today the...

2010-04-15 11:13:00

Contest Highlights Dallas Roars! Festival DALLAS, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- African pygmy goats move to the Lacerte Family Children's Zoo in time for Dallas Roars! - a five-week spring celebration that began Saturday, April 10 and lasts through Mother's Day on Sunday, May 9. Thanks to sponsor Kimberly-Clark Corporation, this year's event will be even longer than before with five weekends of fun and adventure. The Dallas Zoo kicks off the event with a naming contest to welcome 11...

2010-04-14 05:00:00

GALVESTON, Texas, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Moody Gardens is proud to introduce pygmy slow loris twins born on March 22. Breeding of this species is often challenging and largely rare in captivity. In fact, this is only one of five pygmy slow loris births in captivity in North America over the past year. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100414/DC85838 ) "This is such an exciting event," said Paula Kolvig, assistant curator at Moody Gardens. "We have been...

2010-03-30 11:58:00

PITTSBURGH, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium has partnered with Visionworks® to offer free admission to Zoo visitors who donate a pair of prescription eyeglasses during the month of April. "We are excited to partner with Visionworks to encourage our visitors to recycle their old prescription eyeglasses and help someone who is not able to afford them," says Dr. Barbara Baker, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. "Most...

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2010-03-17 15:05:00

A zoo in northeastern China has been shutdown after a surge of Siberian tigers have been killed for the use of making a virility tonic, the AFP news agency recently reported. The Global Times reported on Wednesday that China's forestry ministry ordered the zoo in the city of Shenyang to suspend operations and have urged the local government to look into the deaths of 13 of the endangered animals. The Beijing News said that authorities are investigating whether the Shenyang Forest Wildlife...


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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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