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Strawberry Dart Frogs Make Good Parents

Strawberry Dart Frogs: vibrant colors, poisonous skin, and good parenting skills. Smithsonian’s National Zoo A story of creation is unfolding in the Amazonia exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and it involves a mammoth amount…


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Polar Obsession

See the polar regions as never before in a new book by renowned National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen, who dives underwater and travels across the ice to deliver unique, close-up documentation of wildlife in the…


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DNA Profiling For Penguins

Researchers will keep track of this fellow by the DNA in his feathers. Jungleboy Researchers from The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the University of Sheffield have identified genetic markers that can be used…



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Project Penguin

Bird keepers at Bristol Zoo Gardens are pleased to welcome three tiny penguin chicks. The African penguin chicks are being hand-reared by keepers at the Zoo who have given them a surrogate mum, a penguin…


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New arrivals in Bristol Zoo’s Reptile House

A Rhinocerous Iguana Andy Carbin, Bristol Zoo Gardens Bristol Zoo Gardens is re-opening its Reptile House after extensive improvements – with plenty of new arrivals making their first appearance. The house has been closed while…


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Oregon Zoo Cares For Orphaned Cougar Cub

This 10-week-old cougar cubwill soon move to theCaldwell Zoo in Tyler, Texas. Julie Cudahy, Oregon Zoo At 10 weeks old and barely 13 pounds, this blue-eyed cougar cub wouldn’t stand a chance alone in the…


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World Wildlife Fund’s Annual Watch List

We need to do more to protect them! (cc) Art Goldenberg World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has released its annual list of some of the most threatened species around the world, saying that the long-term survival…


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A Bouncing Baby Beluga

Nala says Hello. (cc) abdallahh In a national contest, the Vancouver Aquarium received over three thousand qualifying entries from across Canada for the name of their newest beluga calf, born on June 7, 2009. A…


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Baby Panda Cuts First Two Teeth

Yun Zi at 51 days old (cc) Ellen Meiselman Showing off his personality and independence, the San Diego Zoo’s panda cub pushed up on his legs and walked across the examination table during his 11th…


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Disappearing Orangutans

The orangutan population in the rain-forest islands of Sumatra and Borneo is decreasing at an alarming rate. While exact numbers are unknown, one thing is for sure: the number of orangutans in the wild is…