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From the monthly archives:

December 2008

Minnesota Zoo Got Funding Too

by amanda on December 31, 2008 · 0 comments

in news

Hope everyone had a happy holiday.  The last time I posted, I posted about The Zoo of Northwest Florida getting some much needed funding. This week, I just read an article about Minnesota Zoo getting funding from the board of trustees totaling $6 million in 2008.

It’s only because of these gifts that Minnesota Zoo [...]

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The Zoo of Northwest Florida Gets Funding

by amanda on December 18, 2008 · 0 comments

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I’ve visited this little zoo in Pensacola, FL, and I thought it was awesome. You can check out some of my photos. They have an area you can only see by train that is just amazing. I was really surprised because most of the time you see an unaccredited zoo and it’s [...]

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“Whispering”Bats are Really Loud

by amanda on December 15, 2008 · 0 comments

in news

Photo from New Scientist
Two species of bats (the long-legged bat, Macrophyllum macrophyllum and the Jamaican fruit bat, Artibeus jamaicensis) were previously thought to be silent and called “whispering bats.”
Previous testing procedures were to take the little guys in your hand and squeeze them into a microphone and see if they squeaked. That sounds painful! [...]

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Zoos all over are being hit by economical problems and having to find ways to cut back. Zoos are expensive to run, and admissions are down because people are too broke to go on family outings. Many are struggling to find ways to delay construction and cut back until things pick up.
Zoo Atlanta [...]

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A new report says that housing elephants in zoos can shorten their lifespan by as much as half and calls for zoos to step up to the plate and better the life of their elephant populations.
A study author says: “Currently zoos are consumers rather than producers of elephants,” citing that life in zoos leads to [...]

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