Monthly Archives: July 2012

Endangered Western Pond Turtles Released

After one of the rainiest Junes on record and a relatively cool July, Portlanders may feel like summer’s just getting under way. But for seven western pond turtles reared at the Oregon Zoo, a nearly year-long stretch of warm days … Continue reading

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Minnesota Zoo Tiger Cub Receives a New Companion From the Saint Louis Zoo

One of the important benefits of being an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is the ability to collaborate with other members to ensure top quality animal care. This month, the Saint Louis Zoo and Minnesota … Continue reading

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Jungles Ropes Safari at San Diego Safari Park

Last Thursday San Diego Zoo Safari Park guests previewed a new aerial adventure, Jungle Ropes Safari, which took them on a series of challenges through scenic treetops. The tree-top experience opened on Friday July 20th. Three different courses are available, allowing guests … Continue reading

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Woodland Park Snow Leopard Cubs Receive Special Care

On May 2, Woodland Park Zoo staff members were pleased to welcome three endangered snow leopard cubs born to mother, Helen, and father, Tom. Since snow leopards are solitary animals, Helen assumed the role of being a good, attentive mother … Continue reading

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Lemurs Most Endangered Mammals

Leading conservationists recently gathered at a workshop of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission to review the conservation status of the world’s 103 lemur species – the most endangered primate group in the world. The results … Continue reading

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Endangered Fishing Cats at the National Zoo

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is closer to cracking the code for breeding one of Asia’s most elusive species with the birth of two fishing cats (Prionailurus viverrinus).  Electra (7) delivered the kittens  this spring in an off-exhibit den. Their birth marks … Continue reading

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Cat Canyon Opens at the Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden recently opened its newest exhibit – Cat Canyon.  Originally opened in 1934 as Tiger Grotto, major renovations now allow visitors to see the Zoo’s big cats closer than ever before.  One of the highlights features … Continue reading

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A LEGO® Safari at the Bronx Zoo

When: Saturday, July 7 through Monday, September 3 The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is taking visitors on a conservation journey through Wild Forest: A LEGO® Safari featuring incredible LEGO® wildlife sculptures and activities for the whole family. LEGO® Master … Continue reading

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Cincinnati Zoo’s Sumatran Rhino is a Dad

The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden announced the birth of a baby boy Sumatran rhino. The calf was born to mother, Ratu, a 12-year-old Sumatran rhino living at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia’s … Continue reading

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