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Giraffe Killed, Fed To Big Cats At The Copenhagen Zoo, Officials Say It Was To Prevent Inbreeding
2014-02-10 04:47:18

Claiming that the move was necessary in order to prevent inbreeding, the Copenhagen Zoo has euthanized a healthy male two-year-old giraffe – despite calls from animal rights activists and other zoos to spare the creature.

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

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

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

In a new report, a team of international scientists is calling for greater collaboration between zoos to care for and breed endangered animal species.

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

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

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

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

Researchers combine their efforts to investigate Knut the polar bear's death

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

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.

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,

2013-11-28 23:22:28

ZooLights brightens up the holidays for a month of free fun at Smithsonian’s National Zoo.


Latest Zoo Reference Libraries

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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  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
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