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Brandywine Zoo unveils Madagascar Lemur Habitat

Madagascar Lemur Habitat with mixed species opened at Brandywine Zoo, Wilmington, Delaware on November 19, 2020

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Light Up Your Calendar at Zoo Lights Holiday Festivities

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society announces return of Zoo Lights.

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TORONTO ZOO’S POLAR BEAR RECEIVES PROMOTION TO HONORARY MASTER CORPORAL

Our five year old polar bear got a promotion in the Canadian Army and is now considered an Honorary Master Corporal.

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Mississippi Aquarium Performs Novel Spinal Surgery on Shark

Mississippi Aquarium Veterinary Team along with industry colleagues perform novel spinal surgery on sand tiger shark.

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New Babies at the SF Teaching Zoo!

Baby white-handed gibbon and otter pups at the SF Teaching Zoo.

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Palm Beach Zoo Celebrates Birth of Squirrel Monkey

Palm Beach Zoo's animal family has grown by one tiny new life. On October 8, Luna a 12 year old squirrel monkey gave birth to a healthy baby.

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Cheetah Cubs Born at Dickerson Park Zoo

Three cheetah cubs were born October 1, 2020, at Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, MO. The cubs were delivered by C-section.

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Beloved Bird Returns Home Thanks to Lifesaving Care at the National Aviary

When Joanie the Wattled Curassow showed signs of feeling unwell, National Aviary veterinarians designed a customized treatment plan to help her recover

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TORONTO ZOO & TORONTO BOTANICAL GARDEN WORK TOGETHER FOR AMORPHOPHALLUS TITANUM POLLINATION

We aren't just focused on conserving animal species, but we are tackling conservation of endangered plant species as well!

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Toronto Zoo's Scientists Work With Conservation Breeding Initiatives To Fight Extinction

The Toronto Zoo is fighting the fight to protect species from facing extinction.

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Colorado’s Butterfly Pavilion Welcomes World’s First Dragonflies Reared Under Human Care

Three Mountain Emerald Dragonflies have reached adulthood in human care, a first for the species. Dragonfly breeding is one of Butterfly Pavilion’s many global programs advancing invertebrate conservation.

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Rescued and rehabilitated Sea Turtle makes new Home at Mississippi Aquarium

Banner, an endangered Green Sea Turtle was found off the coast of Florida with significant injuries from a boat strike. After four years in rehab at The Florida Aquarium, Banner is now home at Mississippi Aquarium in Gulfport, MS.

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TORONTO ZOO SENDS ENDANGERED EASTERN LOGGERHEAD SHRIKES TO CARDEN ONTARIO FOR RELEASE INTO WILD

We are releasing our shrikes into the wild.

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AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC ANNOUNCES NEW CEO DR. PETER KAREIVA

The Aquarium of the Pacific has announced the appointment of Dr. Peter Kareiva as its new president and CEO beginning on August 1, 2020. Current President and CEO Dr. Jerry R. Schubel will retire from the Aquarium on July 31, 2020.

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Animal Care During Pandemic at OdySea Aquarium

Nice feature story about how animal care teams operated during closure and now during pandemic at OdySea Aquarium

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Atlantis, The Palm Celebrates the United Arab Emirates Dedicated Shark Week

Atlantis, The Palm Ramps Up Its Conservation Efforts By Hosting A Series Of Interactive Experiences For Shark Week

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TORONTO ZOO CELEBRATES CONSERVATION BREEDING SUCCESS FOR THREE ENDANGERED CANADIAN SPECIES

We are celebrating the success of our breeding programs!

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More to Explore at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

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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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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