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2010-03-15 07:15:00

In an effort to save many endangered species in their country, Rio de Janeiro's zoo has been taking in a collection of animals in order to become a maternity ward for many of them that have never been born in captivity. Among the rare animals that are finding refuge at the zoo: the black-collared anteater and the Ararajuba Golden Parakeet. These are just two of the many unique animals threatened by extinction. The zoo is now home to more than 500 mammals, 900 reptiles, and 1,000 birds,...

2010-01-12 07:00:00

MT. LAUREL, N.J., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- TimeSight Systems(TM), the industry leader in the practice of video lifecycle management (VLM) for video surveillance, today announced the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium has implemented the company's intelligent Network Video Recorder (NVR) platform to help protect the visitors, employees, animals and exhibits and to provide long-term audit ability and accountability. A 77-acre naturalistic habitat zoo that is home to thousands of animals, the...

2009-12-07 08:00:00

BURLINGAME, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- BitGravity, Inc., a global leader in video delivery, is powering the San Francisco Zoo's live stream of the Jones Family Gorilla Preserve with BG Live output in 1080p. This marks the first time an Association of Zoo and Aquarium member has delivered a persistent, high definition (1080p) live video stream from its grounds to visitors on its Web site. BitGravity's 1080p live streaming delivers a high definition online experience...

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2009-11-14 06:30:00

Officials in India said Friday that all elephants residing in the nation's zoos and circuses will be relocated to game sanctuaries where they can roam more freely. Some 140 elephants in 26 zoos and 16 circuses throughout India will be moved, said B.K. Gupta, an officer at India's Central Zoo Authority. The order came after animal rights activists complained that the elephants were kept in captivity and often chained for extended periods of time, Gupta told the Associated Press. The elephants...

2009-09-30 15:39:04

The National Zoo in Washington said the departure of a 5,000-pound hippo for Milwaukee was handled discretely with a covered crate on a flatbed truck. Officials at the zoo said Happy the hippopotamus was trucked from the zoo Monday morning without any fanfare to avoid upsetting the animal during the 18-hour drive to Wisconsin's Milwaukee County Zoo, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. It wasn't in his interest to have him see out (of the crate), or to have anybody be able to see in,...

2009-09-14 13:17:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to save one of our planet's endangered big cats, the jaguar, Florida Crystals has launched a one-of-a-kind e-coupon program in collaboration with the Palm Beach Zoo, whose jaguar breeding program is among the most successful in the nation. Jaguars are the western hemisphere's largest and most powerful felines. Florida Crystals chose the Palm Beach Zoo, because it plays an amazing role in jaguar conservation through its...

2009-09-04 22:58:00

A man who lied to get into a movie set at a Boston zoo, then fell into a fake lion's den, probably won't be charged, police say. Arnold Milfort, 27, of Dorchester, had posed as a Boston Zoo employee to get into the set for The Zookeeper Wednesday and fell 30 feet into a makeshift lion's den, where a net broke his fall, authorities said. Milfort was taken to Boston Medical Center with a serious head injury, the Boston Herald reported. He was not identified until he arrived at the medical...

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2009-09-04 09:27:41

The veterinarian for the San Diego Zoo conducted his first examination of the panda cub born last month and has discovered it's a boy, zoo officials say. The 2.8-pound cub hasn't opened his eyes yet, but veterinarian Geoff Pye says he's in good condition, very roly poly, the San Diego Union Tribune reported Friday. Zoo officials say the exam lasted only about five minutes and the cub remained quiet. His mother, 18-year-old Bai Yun, gave birth to cubs in 2003, 2005 and 2007. He is the second...

2009-07-25 21:38:05

More than 100 pets, enough to stock a small zoo, were turned in Saturday during Connecticut's first amnesty day for exotic animals. Most of the exotics brought to the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport were reptiles, the Connecticut Post reported. They included an 8-foot boa constrictor, alligators, Burmese pythons and two Succalta tortoises. The event was inspired by a chimpanzee attack in February that left a friend of the chimp's owner maimed. Under state law, ownership of animals classified as...

2009-07-23 13:19:57

The curator of the Memphis Zoo says three orphaned grizzly bear cubs are due to arrive soon. Curator Matt Thompson said the cubs, whose mother was killed by a hiker in Montana, will be housed at the zoo's new $16 million Teton Trek exhibit once they arrive, the Memphis Commercial Appeal said Wednesday. Thompson said the cubs are currently being housed in the Zoo Montana in Billings, Mont., in the wake of last Sunday's northern Montana shooting. They have graciously agreed to hold them for us...


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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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