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A Sneak Peek of the NEW Rio Tinto Kennecott Plaza Opens to Aquarium Guests

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L.A. ZOO WELCOMES FOUR MEERKAT PUPS BORN DURING ZOO CLOSURE

The Los Angeles Zoo is excited to announce the birth of four energetic meerkat pups, born on May 30, bringing the group’s total to eight meerkats in their mob. Conceived during the Zoo’s closure, the currently unsexed pups spent the first two weeks of their lives tucked safely inside an underground burrow with their mother while they nursed. According to animal care staff, the pups have recently emerged from below and are starting to explore their habitat and soak in the warm sun.

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Three Times the Fluff: Triplet red pandas born at John Ball Zoo

John Ball Zoo is happy to announce the birth of red panda triplets. The triplet cubs were born June 25, 2020 to parents Wyatt and Wasabi.

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Loveland Living Planet Aquarium Welcomes a New Baby Chick

Keel-billed toucan chick hatches at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

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BLANDING’S TURTLES RELEASED IN ROUGE NATIONAL URBAN PARK

We release our annual count of blanding turtles into Rouge National Urban Park to restore the wild population.

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HELLO MY NAME IS… WILDLIFE CHAMPIONS COME TOGETHER TO ANNOUNCE WINNING NAME FOR #BABYLONGLEGS

It’s World Giraffe Day and Your Toronto Zoo is excited to announce that #BabyLongLegs has a name! With over 20,000 people voting in the “Help Us Name #BabyLongLegs" promotion, one name has emerged as your favourite. Introducing, Amani Innis Dagg! Amani, meaning Peace in Swahili was chosen through online voting from a list of eight preselected names. Amani has also been given the esteemed last name of Innis Dagg to honour Canadian Zoologist, Anne Innis Dagg. Dagg is a pioneer in the study of animal behaviour in the wild, and is credited with being the first to study wild giraffes and making significant contributions to research in the field. She has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada and a documentary titled The Woman Who Loves Giraffes was made about her, which retraces her original steps back to Africa where her trail-blazing journey began more than 50 years ago.

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Assessments of first feeding protocols on the larviculture of California grunion Leuresthes tenuis

This paper will inform future work on successfully growing California grunion from hatchlings to mature adult fish. Techniques presented in this paper may also be applied to fish related to grunion including some fish in the aquaculture industry.

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Zookeepers Fawning Over New SF Teaching Zoo Key Deer Arrival

In a time where we can feel dispirited and uncertain, conservation continues. This week brings a little ray of sunshine to the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo to brighten our spirits.

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Help Us Name #BabyLongLegs

Toronto Zoo needs YOUR help to give our female Masai giraffe calf #BabyLongLegs a name!

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A Labor of Love Helps a Very Important Penguin Return Home

The return of an endangered penguin to her home at the National Aviary following a long illness was a success story months in the making

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New Saint Louis Zoo study shows a visit to the zoo is good for your health

A new scientific study authored by Saint Louis Zoo researchers concludes that immersive, naturalistic exhibits in zoos can elicit positive changes in physiological and psychological measures of health and well-being of visitors. The study titled “Changes in human health parameters associated with an immersive exhibit experience at a zoological institution" was published on Friday, April 17, 2020, in the journal PLOS ONE.

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National Aviary Launches CyBIRD Learning Platform

New distance learning platform will reach educators, families around the country

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Utica Zoo launches "Uti-kaZoo: Kid's Academy" for digital educational content

The Utica Zoo has launched their digital education program for kids entitled "Uti-kaZoo: Kid's Academy" featuring educational videos, activities, and crafts.

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Utica Zoo Temporarily Closed due to COVID-19

Utica Zoo in Utica, NY has temporarily closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak.

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Colorado’s Butterfly Pavilion Celebrates 25 Years of Conservation in 2020

Visit Butterfly Pavilion all year to celebrate 25 years of conservation with events, exhibits and more!

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Mote receives federal grant to study highly migratory sharks as part of new consortium

Mote Marine Laboratory is bringing its long history of shark expertise to a new consortium studying highly migratory species, thanks to new federal funding. Dr. Robert Hueter, Director of Mote's Center for Shark Research, will be leading the shark research at Mote.

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