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2008-07-27 00:00:24

The natural world is truly extraordinary. Visit Living Coasts or Paignton Zoo Environmental Park and you'll be amazed by the sheer variety of plants and animals. Living Coasts, Torquay's coastal zoo and discovery centre, mixes birds of all shapes and sizes with some truly mysterious sea creatures. Outside you can mingle with one hundred perky penguins, enjoy the peaceful lapping waters of the estuary and watch the fur seals at play. Sit and watch and listen as the birds fly and call and...

2008-07-25 00:00:32

By Andy Hogue, Gainesville Daily Register, Texas Jul. 24--DALLAS -- A pachyderm in the public eye in Dallas could possibly be joining the elephant Gainesville never forgot -- that is, if animal rights advocates have their way. Jenny the Elephant, a resident of the Dallas Zoo, has been the subject of many news stories following the death of her partner, KeKe, in May. Animal rights groups are concerned that Jenny, age 32 (and near the elephant's life expectancy in captivity of 33), would...

2008-07-25 00:00:32

By Gainesville Daily Register, Texas Jul. 24--The Frank Buck Zoo in Gainesville is participating in a week of thank-yous to its staff. National Zoo Keeper Appreciation Week began Sunday -- the second year of the recognition week. Regardless of their career motivation, a press release from the Frank Buck Zoo said, zoo keepers work long hours to meet animals' physical and psychological requirements. "Frank Buck Zoo's keeper staff is highly educated, well-trained and extremely...

2008-07-24 06:00:38

So many kids say they want to grow up and work with animals. So did these two women, part of the crew who work at the Detroit Zoo. Get to know a little about them. ELIZABETH ARBAUGH MISSION: As coordinator of Enrichment and Training for the Detroit Zoo, Elizabeth organizes activities that allow animals to demonstrate behaviors as they would in the wild _ such as foraging and stalking. That's so the animals stay engaged, active and curious. EDUCATION: Elizabeth, 43, of Southfield, Mich.,...

2008-07-23 15:00:00

The Cincinnati Zoo will use $1.5 million in state funds for an endangered-cat breeding facility, the only such program in North American zoos, officials said. Zoo officials say the Cat Canyon-Small Cat Reproduction Center project in Warren County, Ohio, will be the first dedicated breeding facility for endangered small cats at any North American zoo, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. Small cats species in the wild weigh less than 50 pounds as adults and face extinction in the wild as their...

2008-07-17 00:00:20

A conservation worker who gave advice on a new zoo exhibit has been killed in a typhoon on the other side of the world. Living Coasts in Torquay is due to open its new mangrove forest exhibit today. As part of its research, the coastal zoo forged links with the Bakhawan Eco-Park & Research Centre in the Philippines. But a typhoon has wiped out the centre, killing Rudy Ramos, who advised the Torquay attraction on its latest exhibit. Conservation workers in the Philippines provided...

2008-07-16 15:00:00

By Journal Staff Report Albuquerque's polar bears and exotic lizards are scaring up more accolades for the Duke City. The Rio Grande Zoo was named one of America's 60 best zoos, according to The Intrepid Traveler, a publisher based in Connecticut. Allen W. Nyhuis and Jon Wassner, co-authors of "America's Best Zoos: A Travel Guide For Fans and Families," selected Albuquerque for the honor. They cited the zoo's diverse animal collection, knowledgeable staff and excellent exhibits. They...

2008-07-16 15:00:39

AN animal activist known around the world as Koala Woman has hosted a talk at Edinburgh Zoo. Australian Deborah Tabart visited the zoo yesterday to speak about her two decades of fighting for the rights of the animals across the world. She chose to visit the zoo when she learned that it was one of few UK facilities that were home to koalas. She said she was keen to impress upon those present the plight the bears faced. She said: "The koala is the flagship species for animals all...

2008-07-15 18:00:29

A MAN was "ripped apart" by two 800lb bears after he climbed into their pen to have his picture taken at Mykolaev Zoo in Ukraine. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-10 12:00:00

By Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 10--The Minnesota Zoo had its highest attendance in nine years, drawing more than 1.162 million visitors for the fiscal year that ended June 30. Memberships hit a new record, with 36,538 households representing more than 150,000 people. Zoo officials attribute the jump in attendance and membership to last year's renovations to the Medtronic Minnesota Trail and its new $23.5 million "Russia's Grizzly Coast" exhibit, which opened June 7....


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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...

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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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