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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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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...

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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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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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