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2013-06-25 23:22:45

Billy, a 5-year-old Asian elephant, has safely arrived at Denver Zoo after traveling from Amsterdam. The young bull, the third male elephant in the zoo’s Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit, will support the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan with valuable genetics as he is unrelated to any elephants in the US. Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 Billy, a 5-year-old Asian elephant, has safely arrived at Denver Zoo and is getting acquainted with his new state of the art...

2013-06-14 23:00:19

An endangered, female Grevy's zebra foal was born at Denver Zoo on June 13. Visitors can see the unnamed newborn comfortably exploring her yard Now. Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 There's a new set of stripes in Denver Zoo's zebra yard today. Last night, June 13, Denver Zoo welcomed the birth of an endangered, female Grevy's (Greh-veez) zebra. At less than a day old, the unnamed foal, is already comfortably exploring her new home with her mother, Topaz, never too far away. Guests can see...

2013-06-06 23:24:58

The non-profit Animal Support is a new supporter of PAWS, a non-profit which advocates for and rescues large, exotic animals following their performance careers in the entertainment industry and animal trades. Beverly Hills, California (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Animal Support and its co-founders Dr. Michael Omidi, Julian Omidi and Maria Abaca are pleased to support the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), an organization that builds and maintains exotic captive animal sanctuaries. PAWS, a...

2013-05-15 23:21:55

The Sierra College Natural History Museum will present an illustrated lecture entitled “Life at the Folsom Zoo” by zoo keeper Karrie Kolodziej on Friday, May 17, at 7:30 PM in Sewell Hall, Rm 111, on the Sierra College Rocklin Campus. Rocklin, California (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Join us for the last Natural History Museum lecture of the school year! Karrie Kolodziej, former Sierra College student and current zoo keeper at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary will describe the history and...

2013-05-10 23:03:24

Through Animals Inc., marketers have the opportunity to reach the demographic of families, moms and kids who visit AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 Animals Inc. today announced its official launch to the advertising, online and sponsorship communities. The company is the official marketing arm of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), adding a digital and online component to its on-site offerings in 222 accredited zoos and aquariums. For the...

2013-05-10 23:00:29

Denver Zoo announced its new partnership with Frontier Airlines and previewed the zoo's new Penguin Encounter. Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 Denver Zoo announced its new partnership with Frontier Airlines. With a recently contracted three year sponsorship agreement, the airline becomes the Exclusive Airline Sponsor of Denver Zoo, supporting animal preservation and conservation. In recognition of Frontier´s support, Denver Zoo is renaming its Bird World exhibit, “Bird World,...

2013-05-02 23:22:00

Boston´s Franklin Park and Stone Zoos to host Global Premiere of Jeff Corwin narrated custom audio tours for their visitors. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Today, JeffCorwinConnect Inc (JCC) co-founder and Emmy Award-winning TV host and wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin introduced his pioneering interactive audio tours, “Jeff Corwin´s Wild Adventures” at Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham. More than 650,000 visitors of all ages will now have the...

2013-04-05 23:04:31

Join AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums for Party for the Planet, the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America that connects people to wildlife conservation. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with the planet´s amazing and diverse wildlife? More than 120 of the top zoos and aquariums across North America are throwing the 7th Annual Party for the Planet, the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America! Local...

2013-04-02 23:05:08

AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums help animal species in their natural range by contributing $160 million a year to wildlife conservation projects worldwide. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) April 02, 2013 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced that AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums contribute $160 million a year to wildlife conservation, supporting more than 2,650 conservation projects in 130 countries. “AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums are global leaders in wildlife...


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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