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2008-10-15 15:00:15

Big changes are nothing new for the world-famous Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. First came the creation of a brand new water park, Zoombezi Bay. Then a new ride area, Jungle Jack's landing. And most recently, the groundbreaking for Polar Frontier, a 13-acre exhibit that will bring polar bears back to Columbus. But perhaps the most surprising change of all is this: After 81 years, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is changing its name. For two weekends in October, anyway. Columbus Mayor...

2008-10-15 12:00:21

Tourism at a zoo in Attleboro, Mass., has increased substantially since a rare white lion was imported to the site from South Africa, a zoo official says. Capron Park Zoo director Jean Benchimol said the presence of Ramses the lion has been a boon for the tourist site since the endangered animal was delivered from a South African zoo last December, The Boston Globe said Wednesday. Benchimol said since she first arrived at the zoo in 2005 from Victoria, Texas, she and the rest of the zoo's...

2008-10-13 00:00:16

By Jerome Taylor A Pounds 70m plan to create one of the world's most radical zoos on the outskirts of Bristol is set to do for wildlife what the Eden Project did for plantlife. Jerome Taylor reports Walking through the thick jungle canopy of the Aceh rainforests, a troop of jealously territorial gibbons calls out from the tree tops with shouts that can be heard more than a kilometre away. Down past a row of traditional stilted long houses and beyond a seismic chasm, a family of...

2008-10-06 09:00:30

By Kathy Marks Rare Australian animals perish after seven-year-old goes on killing spree STAFF AT a popular zoo in central Australia were in shock after a seven-year-old boy broke in overnight, bludgeoned a range of animals to death, and fed them to the resident crocodile, Terry. The boy also hurled a number of live creatures into the crocodile's enclosure, where they too, were consumed. The 30-minute killing spree was captured by security cameras, which showed the boy smiling during...

2008-10-06 09:00:30

"Boo at the Zoo," a trick-or-treat extravaganza at Hogle Zoo, will be Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave. Now in its 20th year, "Boo at the Zoo" has become a Utah tradition for trick-or-treaters 12 and younger. On this day, guests can bring their little goblins to the zoo and enjoy safe trick-or- treating throughout the grounds, free with regular zoo admission or with a zoo membership. There will also be specials on gifts and food at the Wild Zootique and...

2008-10-03 18:00:02

By KRISTEN GELINEAU SYDNEY, Australia - A 7-year-old boy broke into a popular Outback zoo, fed a string of animals to the resident crocodile and bashed several lizards to death with a rock, the zoo's director said today. The 30-minute rampage, caught on the zoo's security camera, happened early Wednesday after the boy jumped a security fence at the Alice Springs Reptile Center in central Australia, said zoo director Rex Neindorf. The child then went on a killing spree, bashing three...

2008-10-03 15:00:20

PNY Technologies(R), Inc. is partnering with National Geographic Kids Entertainment for upcoming World Animal Day celebrations at zoos around the country to help young children become better photographers and learn about animals. The events are focused around World Animal Day, which is Saturday, Oct. 4, and are geared toward children ages three through eight and their parents. Each zoo event begins with "Photo Safari Camp," where a National Geographic photographer will teach the children...

2008-10-02 12:05:20

EDINBURGH Zoo is encouraging members to sign up for an abseiling challenge. Zoo staff and supporters will be abseiling from the Forth Bridge on Sunday to raise funds for the Royal Zoological Society. (c) 2008 Evening News; Edinburgh (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-01 09:00:26

The zoo in Phoenix plans to spend $20 million on improved and new animal exhibits. Ed Fox, president of Arizona Public Service and co-chairman of the zoo's fundraising campaign, said officials decided the zoo needs to have a vision of its future. The largest share of the money, $5 million, is to go to expansion of the orangutan exhibit, The Arizona Republic reported. The orangutans are to get two-story housing about three times the size of their present home. The new digs would include...

2008-09-30 00:00:18

A westcountry zoo has been so successful in breeding critically endangered exotic monkeys that it is sending a pair to France to help conserve the species. Newquay Zoo has been breeding the pied tamarins, one of the 25 most endangered primate species in the world. The shy animals are threatened by habitat loss in the Amazon forest of Brazil, their native environment. John Meek, the zoo's animal collections manager, said: "We first held a breeding pair of this species in February 2006....


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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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