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Frogs Found Living in Elephant Dung

by amanda on June 13, 2009 · 0 comments

in misc

Three different species of frogs have been discovered living in the dung of the Asian elephant in southeastern Sri Lanka. The discovery—the first time anyone has recorded frogs living in elephant droppings—has widespread conservation implications both for frogs and Asian elephants, which are in decline.
The dung is suspected to help keep the frogs moist [...]

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An article in Science this month found that Atlantic herring form “mega-shoals” of hundreds of millions of fish that span dozens of square kilometers.
It’s the first time scientists have seen so many animals together. To me, the most interesting observation is that small sets of fish emerged as the leaders and the entire shoal [...]

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Bronx Zoo Wishes Everyone a Green Christmas

by amanda on November 25, 2008 · 0 comments

in news

The Bronx Zoo normally goes all out with a night time holiday light show. This year, they’ve decided to go green and turn the event into a daytime event without the energy burning lights. They’ll have Clydesdale horses, reindeer and craft workshops where kids can make eco-friendly ornaments. The zoo says moving the [...]

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Hello Indeed.

by amanda on October 7, 2008 · 0 comments

in misc

I was sitting around one day, looking a rather slimy roadside zoo website and thinking it would great if there was a site that praised the good things zoos did.  That talked about the impact they make on people.
I think many, but not all, zoo critics picture a slimy roadside zoo with a man wrestling [...]

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