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2011-04-23 08:35:00

Seven lion cubs at the National Zoo are about to turn seven and eight months old and will soon be separated.

2011-04-20 00:00:30

One year later, America’s leading zoos and aquariums are continuing rehabilitation and research efforts to help wildlife impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

2011-04-20 00:00:30

International tiger expert and the Minnesota Zoo’s Conservation Director – Dr. Ron Tilson – will retire on Earth Day (April 22) after a lengthy and notable career. Apple Valley, MN (PRWEB) April 18, 2011 International tiger expert and the Minnesota Zoo’s Conservation Director – Dr.

2011-04-08 10:00:00

DENVER, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A state-of-the-art, eFlow Technology nebulizer (PARI Pharma GmbH) has lifted one Denver Zoo orangutan's health and spirits.

2011-04-08 00:00:30

Largest Earth Day Party in North America Silver Spring, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) April 07, 2011 What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with the planet’s amazing and diverse wildlife? More than 120 of the top zoos and aquariums across North America are throwing the 5th Annual Party for the Planet™, the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America! Local AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums are the perfect place to connect with nature and conservation in your community.

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.

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2011-03-21 06:15:00

Knut, Berlin Zoo's superstar polar bear, has died at the age of four.

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.

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.


Latest Zoo Reference Libraries

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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