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2009-01-20 07:40:00

A female zoo keeper is in critical condition after being attacked by a jaguar at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo located about an hour outside Baltimore.

2009-01-17 16:00:28

A wild goat died at the Calgary Zoo when it got tangled in a hanging toy zookeepers had placed in its enclosure, officials at the Canadian facility say. Zoo employees working in a nearby exhibit cut loose the 2-year-old male Turkmenian markhor when they realized it was in trouble Friday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

2009-01-16 14:48:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the world's rare sex-selected zoological species, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, was born Nov. 28 at SeaWorld San Diego.

2008-12-23 19:20:39

Two male lions from one New Zealand zoo have been shipped to another temporarily in hopes that they will become fathers. Malik and Zulu will be away from the Wellington Zoo for a year, The Dominion Post reported.

2008-12-14 16:11:15

The San Diego Zoo will receive pandas from China during the next five years under a new loan agreement between the two sides, officials say. Giant Panda Conservation Foundation President David Towne said the loan agreement during the ongoing economic crisis worldwide will allow the tourist site to continue to receive pandas from China, but at nearly half the cost, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Saturday. An official with the China Wildlife Conservation Association praised the deal for...

2008-12-12 15:32:00

A study in the U.S.-based journal Science suggests female elephants living in in Africa and Asia live longer than those in European zoos. Researchers, led by Georgia Mason of the University of Guelph in Ontario, said a study of data on more than 4,500 Asian and African elephants from Amboseli National Park in Kenya, the Myanma Timber Enterprise in Burma and European zoos shows being born into a zoo, being moved between zoos and the possible loss of their mothers puts animals at particular...

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2008-12-12 08:25:00

Elephants living in zoos have shorter lives than their wild counterparts, according to a new study that will most certainly stir debate about their captive situations.

2008-11-28 15:02:18

The Christmas ornaments handcrafted out of reindeer dung come with a certificate of authenticity from the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Ill., the zoo says. The ornaments sold at the zoo gift shop for $5 are made of dried chunks collected by zoo employees and then clear-coated or rolled in glitter. Each one is unique.

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2008-11-26 09:55:00

In a zoo in northern Japan, handlers of a popular polar bear were in for a surprise when they brought him in to mate with a female and found that he, was in fact, a she.

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2008-11-13 09:25:00

A 32-year-old man, who jumped into a moat setting off three white tigers at a zoo in Singapore, died Thursday after being attacked by the animals, police said.


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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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