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2014-01-29 23:00:36

This frog species, which once hopped throughout California’s upper elevations, has dropped significantly in numbers, more than ninety percent in the past decade, due in part to chytrid, a skin fungus that thickens the frog’s skin so they can’t breathe. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, the public is invited to attend a Conservation Speaker Series focused on saving the mountain yellow- legged frog. This frog species, which...

2014-01-16 23:00:57

Cub’s arrival marks 25 years of Amur Leopards, World’s Most Endangered Cat at Denver Zoo. Denver, CO (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Denver Zoo is thrilled to celebrate the birth of a critically endangered Amur (ah-Moor) leopard cub named Sochi, born December 3, 2013. The young male, named for the Russian city hosting this year’s winter Olympics, is the tenth birth of his species at Denver Zoo since Amur leopards arrived in 1989, about 25 years ago. After spending time bonding with his...

Zoo Collaboration Endangered Species
2014-01-15 14:41:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a new report in the open access journal PLOS ONE, a team of international scientists is calling for a more concerted effort to care for and breed endangered animal species in captivity. According to the report, the extremely hard work and large amount of resources spent on the conservation of these species can be hampered by international regulations, misguided strategies and a general lack of communication. Study author Dalia A....

2014-01-09 23:00:38

On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Oakland Zoo welcomes the public to attend a Conservation Speaker Series focused on conservation efforts in the savannahs of Africa, specifically the Uganda Carnivore Program and the Reticulated Giraffe Project in Kenya. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Oakland Zoo welcomes the public to attend a Conservation Speaker Series focused on conservation efforts in the savannahs of...

Breaking Ground For The Alliance For Sustainable Wildlife
2014-01-09 12:03:46

Audubon Nature Institute Audubon Nature Institute and San Diego Zoo Global Break Ground for The Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife: A Conservation Alliance to Enhance the Sustainability of Threatened Animal Populations Officials from Audubon Nature Institute and San Diego Zoo Global took the first steps today in building a breeding center for rare and endangered species. Scooping shovels of dirt, dignitaries including New Orleans Councilwomen Jackie Clarkson and Kristin Palmer and State...

Medical Legacy Of Knut The Polar Bear
2014-01-03 08:03:07

Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research Keeping wild animals is an important component of the mission of zoos to educate the public and preserve endangered species. When animals die, tracking the potential cause becomes an investigation of pathogens from around the world. This is because zoo animals are not only potentially exposed to pathogens occurring where the zoo is located, but also to those pathogens harbored by other zoo animals. In other words: the diagnostic challenge is...

Conservationists Reflect On Four Decades Of Endangered Species Act
2013-12-28 07:50:03

[ Watch the Video: Endangered Species Act Turns 40 ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, the landmark piece of legislation designed to protect critically imperiled creatures from extinction in the US due to economic growth and development. According to National Geographic, the law has helped recover more than 30 species and prevented the extinction of 99 percent of all species it was designed to...

2013-12-23 23:03:06

Three of the Zoo’s conservation partners, ARCAS Animal Rescue in Guatemala, the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center, and the Bay Area Puma Project are the main beneficiaries of the proceeds, which were collected from each Zoo admission fee. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 The Bay Area’s Oakland Zoo is proud to announce that Quarters for Conservation, a program to promote wildlife conservation efforts, has raised more than one hundred thousand dollars. Three of the Zoo’s...

2013-11-28 23:22:28

ZooLights brightens up the holidays for a month of free fun at Smithsonian’s National Zoo. The annual lights festival, hosted by Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), begins on November 29, and lasts until January 1. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 28, 2013 One of DC’s most popular holiday events, ZooLights includes fun for the whole family, from train rides and tubing, to special holiday drinks like hot chocolate, eggnog, and more. From 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., the Zoo is filled with fun...

2013-11-20 23:29:23

Nancy Filippi, Managing Director at Oakland Zoo was honored on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the 22nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, which was held at the Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach, California. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Nancy Filippi, Managing Director at Oakland Zoo was honored on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the 22nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, which was held at the Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach, California. Ms....


Latest Zoo Reference Libraries

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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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