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Image of the Day: Goodbye Colo

By | January 18, 2017

Colo, the oldest zoo gorilla and the first born in captivity, died on January 17 at age 60.

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Mammals May Live Longer In Captivity

By | November 7, 2016

A study on 59 mammalian species in zoos finds that most live longer in captivity than in the wild, although these apparent longevity benefits differ across species.

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A Plague on Pachyderms

By | June 1, 2015

At least seven species of herpesvirus commonly infect elephants. At zoos, keepers scramble to save calves, who are particularly vulnerable to the viruses.

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Zoo Virus Swap

By | August 17, 2012

A polar bear in a German zoo dies after contracting a virus normally found in zebras.

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The Bug Zoo

By | July 6, 2012

A Canadian menagerie lets visitors get up close and personal with insects to help make crawlies less creepy.

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Meet the Bugs

By | July 6, 2012

The Victoria Bug Zoo is extremely small. In 1997, the Zoo's founder, Carol Maier, started the collection, which now includes more than 50 insect species, after completing her entomology degree from the University of Guelph. 

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Preserving Endangered Gametes

By | March 1, 2012

Pierre Comizzoli, a reproductive physiologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, chats about his efforts to rescue endangered species from extinction using in vitro fertilization as well as novel gamete preservation techniques.

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Test-Tube Zoo Babies

By | March 1, 2012

A National Zoo researcher works to perfect gamete preservation and in vitro fertilization techniques in order to better manage endangered populations.

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Modern Day Mammoth?

By | December 6, 2011

Researchers at Japanese and Russian institutions believe cloning a woolly mammoth is within reach.

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Stem Cells Induced for Conservation

By | September 4, 2011

Researchers generate pluripotent stem cells from two endangered species in hopes of learning more about the near-extinct animals.

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