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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...

Decimation Of Critically Endangered African Forest Elephant
2013-03-30 06:07:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online African forest elephants live in the forests of Central and Western Africa. They are a smaller cousin to the African savannah elephant, with straighter tusks and smoother skin, which many consider to be a separate species. They are also being poached into extinction. A new study led by the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy reveals that over the past decade, a stunning 62 percent of all forest elephants have been killed for their...

Captive Animals Better Problem Solvers Than Their Wild Counterparts
2013-01-08 11:28:26

Watch the video "Studying Hyena Problem Solving Skills" April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Historically, tests on an animal´s ability to problem solve have been conducted on captive animals. Recently, however, a shift has been made among researchers who are now trying to run those tests on animals in their native habitats. A new study from scientists at Michigan State University and the University of California, Berkeley has found vast differences between the...

Understanding Orangutans Through Eye Movement
2012-11-28 12:28:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A neuroscientist specializing in cognitive and sensory systems research is using eye tracking equipment on orangutans to better understand visual cognition of humans and apes, and also help provide a better life for captive bred animals. Dr Neil Mennie, from The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC), is using the specially adapted equipment to study the eye movements of Tsunami, a seven year old orangutan at The National Zoo...

Brazilian Zoo Wants To Clone Animals To Preserve Endangered Species
2012-11-16 12:29:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After successfully cloning cows and horses, experts at the Brasilia Zoo in Brazil are hoping to begin the same process for several species of wild animals that are currently under threat. In collaboration with Brazil's Embrapa agriculture research agency, officials have selected eight animals as potential cloning candidates: the jaguar, the black lion tamarin monkey, the bison, the bush dog, the collared anteater, the gray...

Boredom Affects Animals Too
2012-11-15 13:02:37

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team from the University of Guelph has been investigating the boredom of captive animals. Their findings, published in PLOS ONE, are the first to empirically demonstrate boredom in confined animals. The team hopes to encourage the development of more suitable housing systems for captive animals. "Ideas about how to assess animal boredom scientifically have been raised before, but this is really the first time that anyone's...


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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 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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