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Mississippi Aquarium's Sand Tiger Shark Returns to the Main Campus After Successful Novel Surgery

Mississippi Aquarium's sand tiger shark has returned to the main habitat. The shark has been recovering after undergoing a novel spinal surgery performed by Mississippi Aquarium veterinary staff along with other human and veterinarian colleagues.

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L.A. ZOO MOURNS THE LOSS OF GIRAFFE MOTHER AFTER DELIVERING STILLBORN CALF

The Los Angeles Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the death of 12-year-old female Masai giraffe, Hasina, and her full-term stillborn calf. Based on the abnormal breech position of the giraffe calf, a natural delivery was not considered possible, and the Animal Health team made the decision to proceed with an anesthetized exam to remove the calf manually. The calf was successfully removed, and Hasina recovered from anesthesia and was doing well, but unfortunately, she passed away last night.

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Second oldest elephant in North America, Shirley passes away at age 72

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee announces the passing of Asian elephant, Shirley, age 72.

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First Korea-born giant panda cub 'Fu Bao' made public debut in Everland Zoo

The first-ever panda to be born on Korean soil has made her public debut, leaving the special home she was raised in away from the public eye for the first time.

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Mississippi Aquatic Institutions Selected to Treat Rescued Endangered Sea Turtles

Mississippi Aquatic Institutions Selected to Treat Rescued Endangered Sea Turtles Mississippi Aquarium and IMMS Collaborate with NOAA

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Museum of Life and Science head Barry Van Deman announces departure

Barry A. Van Deman announced last week that he is leaving the Museum of Life and Science as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective December 31, 2020, following 16 years at the helm of the popular Durham attraction.

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Mississippi Aquarium Welcomes Dolphins to Their Campus

Mississippi Aquarium welcomes home four bottle nose dolphins home.

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YOUR TORONTO ZOO’S SCIENTISTS WORK TO OPTIMIZE EMBRYO TRANSFER TECHNIQUES TO FIGHT EXTINCTION

Your Toronto Zoo’s Reproductive Sciences team has been working on optimizing embryo transfer techniques in wood bison along with our collaborators at the University of Saskatchewan.

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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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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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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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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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