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LA Zoo Successfully Hatches First Congo Peafowl Chick in Over 20 Years

The Los Angeles Zoo welcomed its first Congo peafowl chick, a pheasant native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.

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Help Name Maryland Zoo's Newest Penguin Chick

The Maryland Zoo wants to add a dash, sprinkle and pinch of new names to the growing African penguin colony!

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The Shores Team at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Hatches Endangered Turtles in Breeding Milestone

Two new babies at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium may be tiny, but they bring big hopes for one of the most endangered species on the planet.

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Audubon Nature Institute Renews Community Connect Program

Audubon continues its commitment to engaging and educating the community about the wonders of nature by renewing the Audubon Community Connect program in 2020. This ongoing initiative helps to grow accessibility to Audubon Zoo, Aquarium, Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and Audubon Louisiana Nature Center for New Orleanians.

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Armenia's First Ever Reptile Breeding Center Opens with Support from Saint Louis Zoo

Reptiles and amphibians on the brink of extinction in Armenia are getting some critical assistance with the creation of the country’s first-ever conservation breeding center for these species — and the Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute was instrumental in its establishment.

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Potter Park Zoo Receives Grant from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

Potter Park Zoological Society has been awarded a grant of $24,000 for operating support and $8,550 to complete a renovation for part of the zoo’s farmyard from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA).

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CMZoo Staff Members Return to Ecuador to Continue Mountain Tapir Conservation Efforts

In early December 2019, four staff members from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will travel to the Andes Mountains of Ecuador for an important conservation expedition to help save critically endangered mountain tapirs (tay-purrs).

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New exhibits at the River Museum & Aquarium receive significant support through recent grants

In recent weeks, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium has been awarded an overwhelming $255,000 by two area granting bodies.

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NEWS RELEASE: Polar Bear Cub Born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on Thanksgiving Day

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium welcomed a polar bear cub born on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, to mother, Aurora, and father, Lee.

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Rare Birdwings Butterflies Arrive at Colorado’s Butterfly Pavilion Saturday

Make your holiday season extra beautiful and bright and discover some of the world’s most spectacular butterflies - Northern Birdwings! Typically, only found in the rainforests of Southeast Asia and Oceania, they’re taking flight in Butterfly Pavilion’s Wings of the Tropics exhibit for a limited time.

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Los Angeles Zoo is Having a Gorilla Baby!

L.A. Zoo is Delighted to Announce That First-Time Mother N’djia is Expecting A Baby This Holiday Season

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Tennessee Aquarium-Led, International Team Develops Interactive Map of World’s Turtle Communities

In the midst of what has been called the planet’s sixth mass extinction, many scientists describe the rate of species loss on earth as having reached crisis levels.

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Tracy Aviary and Young Living Bring in 70k for Owl Conservation Project

Last night, Tracy Aviary and Young Living Essential Oils celebrated their partnership and accomplishment in bringing in $70,000 for a new Western Owl Conservation Project

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Toronto Zoo Collaborates with Local Partners to Continue Blanding's Turtle Conservation Efforts

We collaborate with local partners to get Blanding's Turtle hatchlings in.

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Conservation Partnership Continues to Thrive in Louisiana With the Release of Whooping Cranes

A group of eleven juvenile whooping cranes were transferred to the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area in Southwest Louisiana as part of an ongoing effort to protect the species from extinction.

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Brevard Zoo to award annual grant to conservation partner

Brevard Zoo has announced that long-term conservation partner Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary will be the recipient of a $5,000 grant to be awarded every year in perpetuity.

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Florida Panther Kittens Under Zootampa Care

Team of Experts Work Collaboratively to Help Key Endangered Species

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Zoo’s oldest gorilla to have a major medical exam to investigate critical geriatric issues

Woodland Park Zoo’s animal health team and local medical specialists will perform a medical exam this week on Amanda, a 49-year-old female gorilla.

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Aquarium and partners to release endangered white abalones in the wild

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in collaboration with the Aquarium of the Pacific, the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory, the Bay Foundation, Paua Marine Research Group, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and various other partners have been working together to help save the white abalone from extinction.

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Western lowland gorilla Kimani will soon move to new home

Western lowland gorilla Kimani will soon move to her new home where it is hoped that she will be successful in starting her own family.

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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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