Monthly Archives: August 2012

Beluga Whale Calf Born at Shedd Aquarium

This week, staff at the Shedd Aquarium, a world-class leader in global marine mammal conservation and research, welcomed a baby beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) calf! Beluga whale mother, Mauyak (MAH-yak), successfully gave birth to her healthy calf at approximately 2 a.m. … Continue reading

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New River Otter Exhibit at Central Florida Zoo!

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens will open the Zoo’s new North American river otter exhibit sponsored by Sean and Nina Barth. The Grand Opening is scheduled for Saturday, September 1 at 10 a.m. This state-of-the-art exhibit will be the … Continue reading

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Partners Come Together to Return Sea Turtle to the Wild

A threatened Pacific green sea turtle has a second chance at life thanks to the efforts of members of the public, staff at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and SeaWorld San Diego—and even the U.S. Navy. … Continue reading

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Shedd Aquarium Teams Up With Disney’s Animal Programs to Research Stress in Sharks

Shedd Aquarium, a leader of aquatic animal medicine and conservation, in collaboration with Disney’s Animal Programs and Dynasty Marine Associates, is pioneering  cutting-edge research for a group of species often perceived to be the toughest creatures in the ocean – … Continue reading

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SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund Grants More Than $1.1 Million to Support Wildlife Research and Conservation

Animals in need around the world will benefit from more than $1.1 million in grants awarded this year by the non-profit SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. Since its inception, the Fund has granted more than $9 million to preserve … Continue reading

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International Vulture Awareness Day

What comes to mind when you hear the word vulture?  For most people words like dirty, disgusting, ugly, scavenger, pest, etc…  When I think of vultures I think of words like graceful, amazing, beneficial, necessary and mostly, endangered.  This difference … Continue reading

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Zoo Conservation Program Helping Wombats

The Chicago Zoological Society (CZS), which manages Brookfield Zoo, is leading an initiative to help bring non-releasable southern hairy-nosed wombats from Australia to North America to ensure a sustainable wombat population in zoos. Thanks to these efforts, two wombats orphaned … Continue reading

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Eastern Black Rhino Born at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

A male eastern black rhinoceros calf was born July 1 at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and the birth marks the start of a third generation of rhinos at the Zoo.  The calf, which has yet to be named, is the offspring of … Continue reading

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The Saint Louis Zoo Makes A Special Baby Announcement

On August 1, the Saint Louis Zoo made a big announcement – Ellie, one of the Zoo’s Asian elephants, is pregnant! This will be Ellie’s third calf. Her daughter, Maliha, is six years old. Her 16-year-old daughter, Rani, is the mother … Continue reading

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