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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 center.
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.
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.
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
Pat the jaguar, a big cat captured in Belize for rehabilitation, may be the hope of his species, officials of the Milwaukee County Zoo said Monday The animal is part of the Jaguar Rehabilitation Program, meaning Pat was a livestock killer and was captured rather than killed.
The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that critically endangered alligators in China have a new chance for survival.
A teenage girl in Sweden learned the hard way some reptiles do not like to be pointed at -- especially when the hands are within biting range. The girl was bitten Monday by a spectacled caiman, a close relative of alligators and crocodiles, at Furuviken Park in eastern Sweden several hours north of Stockholm, The Local reported.
A 265-pound elephant was born in Australia on an effort to help to conserve the scarce Asian elephant.
Officials at Utah's Hogle Zoo said a capuchin monkey thought to be among the world's oldest has died from cancer in its jaw. Zoo spokeswoman Holly Braithwaite said the monkey, Jocco, died in its sleep June 13 and a sign has been placed at the monkey's habitat to inform his friends, The Salt Lake Tribune
A new exhibit at the New England Aquarium aims to entice an increasingly obese generation of kids into getting in shape.
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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