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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...

2008-08-24 00:00:20

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...

2008-08-19 12:00:35

By TINA FIRESHEETS When it comes to the mating game, the destiny of some animals lies in the hands of zookeepers. In the case of a pair of white-handed gibbons that will arrive this fall at the Natural Science Center of Greensboro, staff members at three zoos got involved in the matchmaking process. Glenn Dobrogosz, executive director of the Natural Science Center, announced Monday that the center's zoo expects to get Leslie, an 11-year-old female gibbon from Florida's Lion Country...

2008-08-18 00:00:21

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...

2008-08-14 21:00:20

By Scott Richardson BLOOMINGTON - Wednesdays are not the usual parade of dogs and cats for Dr. Jeanette Romanowski, a veterinarian at Prairie Oak Veterinary Center in Normal. Every mid-week, she travels to Miller Park Zoo, where her patients range from tigers and sun bears to exotic birds like kookaburras, a species of large kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea. With help from technicians from Prairie Oak like Linda Sax, Romanowski cares for more than 200 different animals and...

2008-08-14 18:00:28

A GROUP of Midland teenagers discovered their wild side during a summer school at Dudley Zoo. The annual one-day event was organised by Birmingham- based Ernst and Young and saw a dozen young people take part in conservation workshops. Zoo chief executive Peter Suddock said: "The teenagers had a hands-on lecture in the Discovery Centre and then took in a tour of the site." (c) 2008 Evening Mail; Birmingham (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-14 18:00:28

By KATY JORDAN Adoring fans at Stone Zoo New England were seeing spots yesterday when the zoo introduced its newest and smallest king cat, "Chessie" - a 10 1/2-week-old baby jaguar - for the first time to the public. "She's a little bit shy," said Peter Costello, the Stoneham zoo's assistant curator and one of Chessie's caretakers. "But she's coming out of her shell," said Costello of the 7- pound cub. Chessie, who was born to mom jaguar "Kanga" and pop "Pacal," is part of the Jaguar...

2008-08-12 12:01:05

Belfast Zoo is more popular than ever - recording its highest visitor figures in 74 years. Geraldine Murphy tells Jane Bell why a modern zoo has an important education role Geraldine Murphy, Education Officer, Belfast ZooHow many people visit the zoo? Last year our visitor numbers were the highest ever since the Zoo opened in 1934. We had over 295,000 visitors, breaking a 74-year record. The education service is involved with 35,000 children each year. This includes all education visits...

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2008-08-10 18:10:00

The historical Giza Zoo in Cairo, Egypt, is learning to "cool down" after it was excluded from a world zoo association in 2004. Powerful fans now blow chilled mist at the bears, a luxury normally reserved for wealthy human patrons at Egypt's upscale patio cafes. Also in the works: cold water that will flow in pipes beneath the cages, chilling the floors. "They can breathe. This is improving their lives," senior zookeeper Abdel Razek Mustafa said as the bears stretched their limbs beneath the...

2008-08-10 00:00:12

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...


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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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