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Study after study seems to bring bad news for conservationists, but a new analysis of European wildlife shows conservation efforts are having a positive effect.
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
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.
Male elephant from Belgium's Antwerpen Zoo ventures into Toyota Elephant Passage outdoor yards. Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 31, 2013 He’s out! Billy,
Denver Zoo joins more than 200 other wildlife conservationists representing more than 40 zoos and wildlife programs in 36 countries to call on governments around the world to increase resources
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 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...
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...
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
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