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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....

2013-11-14 23:01:05

Denver Zoo Interim President/CEO Kyle Burks released a statement today in support of USFW’s Ivory Crush event on Nov. 14 in Denver, CO. Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Denver Zoo Interim President/CEO Kyle Burks released a statement today in support of USFW’s Ivory Crush event on Nov. 14. “We wholeheartedly support all efforts to bring awareness to this critical issue. We are committed to saving elephants by eliminating ivory trade. Crushing this seized ivory sends a very clear...

2013-11-13 23:02:53

After acclimating to her exhibit over the past three weeks, baby Kodee can now be seen daily by the public. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Oakland Zoo is happy to declare the arrival of a baby hamadryas baboon. Baby Kodee was born on October 24, 2013 at Oakland Zoo. After acclimating to her exhibit over the past three weeks, she can now be seen daily by the public. Kodee is most often seen riding on her mother, Krista. She likes to cling to her mom’s belly and be carried around...

2013-11-06 23:00:23

Halloween has passed, but thousands of leftover pumpkins are now becoming sweet treats for Oakland Zoo’s animals. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Halloween has passed, but thousands of leftover pumpkins are now becoming sweet treats for Oakland Zoo’s animals. In the last few days, truckloads of donations from local pumpkin patches have been arriving at the Zoo and zookeepers are making sure to put the orange edibles to good use. Zoo guests can see animals feasting on the orange...

2013-10-30 23:01:19

The gifted and talented students of Primoris Academy took a field trip to the "Turtle Back Zoo" in West Orange, New Jersey where they classified invertebrates and vertebrates and experienced up-close examples of their phyla. Westwood, NJ (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 What do Annelida (segmented worms), Anthropoda (jointed legged animals with exoskeletons), and Chordata (vertebrates) have in common? They were all recently studied by precocious 4 through 12 year-olds last week at the...

2013-10-24 23:02:23

Cinereous vulture chick “Aztai” was rescued by Denver Zoo conservation biologists after being permanently injured in Mongolia and will support genetic diversity in zoos. Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 A “lucky” cinereous vulture from Mongolia is now exploring her new yard at Denver Zoo. The young bird, named Aztai for the Mongolian word for “lucky,” was rescued and brought to the United States after zoo conservation experts determined she would not be able to survive in...

2013-10-21 23:01:53

For more than a year, teams at Ventana Wildlife Society, Oakland Zoo, CamZone, and FedEx have strategized how to secure funding for the camera and install it into a remote area of Big Sur, California, only accessible via a treacherous service road. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 On October 21, 2013, Oakland Zoo and Ventana Wildlife Society will turn on the first ever live streaming webcam to monitor California condors in the wild. For more than a year, teams at Ventana Wildlife...


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Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis
2014-09-15 16:37:21

The Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis, is a yellowish colored dwarf toad. The females can reach up to 1.1 inches long and the males can reach up to .75 inches long. This ovoviviparous species was described scientifically in the year 1999. It was found only in the spray zone around the Kihansi waterfalls in the southern Udzungwa Mountains located in Tanzania. At about 220,000 square feet, this was the smallest natural distribution known for any vertebrate species, but it was...

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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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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