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2008-09-10 18:00:20

POLAR bears are incredible hulks but this might be the first time one resembled the comic book hero. Three of the animals at Japan's Higashiyama Zoo turned green after swimming in algae in their moat. An onlooker said of the harmless change: "There's always a pawsible explanation." (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-09 18:00:19

THREE polar bears are puzzling visitors at a Japanese zoo as their fur turned green after swimming in an algaefilled pond. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-08 18:00:24

SEBASTOPOL, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nominated by prestigious zoological and wildlife-focused institutions worldwide for their environmentalism, self-motivation, scholarship, computer literacy, and creative talents, two contingents of enthusiastic teens will share time and resources with leading scientists, educators, photographers and filmmakers to learn about polar bears and their habitat. Polar Bears International (PBI) invests over $10,000 in each student from donations...

2008-09-08 09:05:00

The Associated Press Green polar bears are drawing questions from puzzled visitors at a Japanese zoo. Three normally white polar bears at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in central Japan changed their color in July after swimming in a pond with an overgrowth of algae. The sight of green polar bears has prompted many questions from visitors concerned about whether the animals are sick or carrying mold, zoo official Masami Kurobe said Sunday. High temperatures in July and August and...

2008-09-06 18:00:16

THE oldest living gorilla in captivity has died at her home in the US. Dallas Zoo spokesman Sean Greene said today that Jenny was put down at the age of 55 because of an inoperable tumour in her stomach. Jenny had stopped eating and drinking recently, and zoo officials decided to put her to sleep last night after test results showed she was unlikely to recover. She was one of five gorillas at the zoo. Gorillas in the wild normally would live to age 30 or 35, experts say. Of the...

2008-09-05 21:00:14

By John Collingridge The Sheffield-based group, which yesterday announced a 512,000 placing to boost its coffers, said it is seeing increasing interest from major studios.Zoo's products include software for interactive DVDs and tools to allow rapid print and packaging in multiple languages.Earlier this year Zoo announced it had signed a 15-year contract with Walt Disney, to work on DVD releases of its latest blockbusters. The contract was helped by Zoo's acquisition of Los Angeles-based...

2008-09-03 09:30:00

Smithsonian scientists use frozen semen to help save endangered species Two black-footed ferrets at the Smithsonian's National Zoo have each given birth to a kit that was sired by males who died in 1999 and 2000. These endangered ferrets"”part of a multi-institutional breeding and reintroduction program"”were artificially inseminated in May with frozen semen from the two deceased males, each giving birth to a kit on June 20 and 21 respectively. The sperm samples were collected and...

2008-09-01 15:00:14

By Gareth Edwards MUCKING out rhinos and tending to cockroaches might not be everyone's idea of a great day out. But staff at Edinburgh Zoo are expecting hundreds of people to pay for the privilege after unveiling plans for a "keeper for a day" experience. The public will be able to get closer than ever to some of the zoo's most popular animals, including the monkeys, penguins and chimpanzees. They may also get the chance to feed the lions - albeit from a safe distance. Cleaning...

2008-08-29 00:00:28

By RICH DAVIS Courier & Press staff writer 464-7516 or davisr@courierpress.com Karl Kae Knecht, a photographer and The Evansville Courier's front-page editorial cartoonist from 1906 until 1960, was a lifelong circus fan. He's also the reason Willard Library archivist Pat Sides will be giving a public slide show at 6 p.m. Wednesday about "The Early Years of Mesker Park Zoo." "Over the years, I've noticed we had hundreds of Knecht photographs of the zoo - wonderful pictures that are...

2008-08-25 12:00:50

To: TRAVEL EDITORS Contact: Cindy Castelblanco of the Zoological Society of Florida, +1-305-255-5551, cindyc@zsf.org, or Ron Magill of Miami Metrozoo, +1- 305-251-0400, rmagill@miamidade.gov Tropical American exhibit will feature more than 600 animals including the world's longest otter, the Americas' largest eagle, the world's largest snake and the western hemisphere's largest cat MIAMI, Aug. 25/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- South Florida will journey into Tropical America when Amazon...

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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...

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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