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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.

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.

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.

2008-09-22 09:00:35

I've been a volunteer at the Hogle Zoo for more than seven years and have had the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the zoo.

2008-09-17 15:00:24

Yes, there's a rivalry between the abutting Midwestern states. But it stops at sports. When it comes to the life of an animal, Michigan and Ohio are friends. When the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo needed a CAT scan of her nasal passages, they called Michigan.

2008-09-17 15:00:19

By CARPINTER, Bernard MARINELAND staff are training sea lions and seals in the hope that shows will go on after the death of their star attraction, Kelly the dolphin.

2008-09-16 21:00:08

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBIA, S.C. - Paintings featuring the brush strokes and paw prints of animals such as snow leopards and sea lions from zoos around the country will be sold today. The sale is part of an online auction at auctionnetwork.com to raise money for zoo conservation.

2008-09-16 15:00:25

A former trainer says that an elephant put to death last week in a Utah zoo "lost her will." Misha was 27, young for an elephant, the Salt Lake Tribune reported Tuesday. African elephants often live into their 60s in the wild, although most elephants in zoos have considerably shorter lives.

2008-09-16 09:00:33

By Lewis South all MAKING Science real for 140 Year 9 pupils took us to Chester Zoo. We spent time exploring the 110 acres carrying out research and taking loads of photos! We were lucky enough to see many animals that are endangered in the wild such as the Jaguar, Red Panda and Sumatran Tiger.


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