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Zoos, future of zoos, Animal Welfare, Conservation, zoo-based conservation, zoo-based education, zoo animal welfare, human-animal relationships

Zoos of the Future May Include Dodo Birds and Woolly Mammoths, but No Chimps

National and international experts including zoo directors, animal behavior experts, conservationists and world-renowned zoo architecture visionaries, gathered at Canisius College to discuss the future of zoos.

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Bird Populations Near Fukushima Are More Diminished Than Expected

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Low-level radiation in Fukushima Prefecture appears to have had immediate effects on bird populations, and to a greater degree than was expected from a related analysis of Chernobyl.

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When Did the Feather Take Flight?

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University of South Carolina biologists use molecular dating to uncover unexpected insight into the evolution of the feather's structure and its ability to support powered flight

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Birds, bird song, Nesting, Bird behavior

Scared of a Younger Rival? Not For Some Male Songbirds

When mature male white-crowned sparrows duel to win a mate or a nesting territory, a young bird just doesn’t get much respect.

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Researcher Finds Surprisingly Low Fish Biodiversity in the Earth's Oceans

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A Stony Brook University researcher has found that, contrary to popular belief, there are not plenty of fish in the sea.

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Biology, Marine Biology, Zoology

UF Report: 2011 Shark Attacks Remain Steady, Deaths Highest Since 1993

Shark attacks in the U.S. declined in 2011, but worldwide fatalities reached a two-decade high, according to the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File report released today.

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Biology, Botany, Amorphophallus, Titan Arum, new species, Diversity, arum family, Plants

Our Amorphophallus Is Smaller, but It Stinks Like Its Big Cousin

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The famed “corpse flower” plant – known for its giant size, rotten-meat odor and phallic shape – has a new, smaller relative: A University of Utah botanist discovered a new species of Amorphophallus that is one-fourth as tall but just as stinky.

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Birch, Snowshoe Hare, Rabbit, succinate dehydrogenase , Enzyme, Energy Production

Researchers Discover Why Common Tree Is Toxic to Snowshoe Hares

Boise State University biologists have uncovered why the chemical defenses in birch, a common type of tree found in North America, are toxic to snowshoe hares.

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Treasure Trove Of Wildlife Found in Peru Park

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The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Peru program announced today the discovery of 365 species previously undocumented in Bahuaja Sonene National Park (BSNP) in southeastern Peru.

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Humpback Whales, Songs

Wildlife Conservation Society Study Finds Southern Indian Ocean Humpbacks Singing Different Tunes

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A recently published study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and others reveals that humpback whales on both sides of the southern Indian Ocean are singing different tunes, unusual since humpbacks in the same ocean basin usually all sing very similar songs.







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