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2013-10-02 23:03:24

Picture Books Educate Zoo’s Local and Global Communities on Conservation While Fostering a Love of Reading Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 To support its mission of securing a better world for animals through human understanding, the Denver Zoo announced it is publishing a series of free online, culturally relevant picture books for children with Unite for Literacy, a Fort Collins-based social enterprise that unites people to support global literacy. The books will further educate...

2013-09-29 23:01:00

Today, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) launched the “Pole to Pole” campaign, a joint effort that communicates climate change impacts on wildlife and inspires people to take action to reduce these impacts. Amsterdam (PRWEB) September 29, 2013 The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), based in the United States, are working together to highlight the conservation...

2013-09-27 23:27:01

Zoo Labs, a creative incubator for musicians, artists and entrepreneurs, launches a free, immersive two-week music residency designed to give bands the opportunity to create music and develop a strong business strategy. OAKLAND, CA (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 On September 30th, Zoo Labs will welcome five members of the band The Boston Boys to its first-ever music residency. The band was chosen from a national field of applicants. For two weeks, the band will live at Zoo Labs—at no...

2013-09-26 23:25:35

AZA announced that 18 projects will be funded by AZA's Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) grants for 2013. Silver Spring, Maryland (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) grants totaling $373,075 to be awarded to 18 projects. "Supported by AZA’s Conservation Endowment Fund, scientists at AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums are global leaders in wildlife science and the conservation of threatened and...

European Conservation Efforts Successful
2013-09-26 15:09:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Study after study seems to bring bad news for conservationists, but a new analysis of European wildlife shows that conservation efforts appear to be having a positive effect. Performed by the Zoological Society of London, Birdlife and the European Bird Census Council, the analysis found that species such as bears, lynx, eagles and vultures have increased in numbers across Europe over the past 50 years. “Wildlife will bounce back...

2013-09-20 23:02:30

On Thursday, September 26, 2013, from 7:30pm – 10:00pm, Oakland Zoo welcomes Virginia Morell, author of Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures, a book that showcases the inner world of animals. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 On Thursday, September 26, 2013, from 7:30pm – 10:00pm, Oakland Zoo welcomes Virginia Morell, author of Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures, a book that showcases the inner world of animals. Examinar.com...

2013-09-18 23:01:50

Oakland Zoo strongly supports the San Francisco March for Elephants, which is taking place on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11:00am, with a rally following the March at 12:00pm in Union Square. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 In response to the killing of 35,000 elephants in Africa within the last year, a team of Bay Area elephant activists are taking action to get public awareness about the ivory trade and the thousands of animals that are dying due to the demand for elephant tusks....


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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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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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