Zoo

Tree Kangaroo Twins Filmed in the Pouch – A First

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: April 22, 2009   View Article

In a video first, twin tree kangaroos have been filmed inside their mother’s pouch—and the footage proves that the rare joeys can survive even if they detach early from the teat.

Previously, wildlife managers had assumed baby tree kangaroos that went off the nipple wouldn’t survive, noted John Chapo, president and CEO of the Lincoln Children’s Zoo in Nebraska.

Animal Photos Weekly: Gustav Pups, Baby Gorilla, More

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 3, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of animals in the news. Shots include pet evacuees in preparation for Hurricane Gustav, a baby lowland gorilla at an Australian zoo, a charity event for abused donkeys, a patriot dog at the Republican National Convention in Minnesota, and the Cow Dung Golf Tournament in the Swiss Alps.

Animals Photo Weekly: Bubble Blowing Beluga, More

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: July 30, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of animals in the news around the world. Shots include a bubble blowing beluga whale in Japan, a giant panda cub in China, hippos in Zambia, a three-month old black howler monkey at the Edinburgh Zoo, and a baby chimp at the Knoxville Zoo in Tennessee.

Animal Photos Weekly: Albino Eagle, Cloned Pups, More

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: July 23, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of animals in the news around the world. Shots include Scotty, an African elephant at the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky, cloned Labrador retrievers in South Korea, a bamboo lemur in Madagascar, a Chilean flamingo at the Lincoln Park Zoo, and an albino eagle in Colorado.

“Weirdest” Animals to Get Conservation Attention

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: January 16, 2007   View Article

A conservation effort announced today aims to protect some of the world’s oddest and most overlooked animal species.

The Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) program, led by the Zoological Society of London, focuses on animals that have unique evolutionary histories and face immediate risk of extinction.

Scoop on Poop Dished Out by New Exhibition

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: November 10, 2006   View Article

A traveling museum exhibition currently on display in Miami, Florida, is all about poop.

Really.

“The subject is vast and fascinating,” said Chad Peeling, the operations manager at Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland in Allenwood, Pennsylvania.

Super Animals: Fast Fliers, Heavy Lifters, and High Jumpers

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: June 23, 2006   View Article

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s not a plane, and it’s not Superman.

But with a cruising speed of about 50 miles (80 kilometers) an hour and a maximum velocity of 200 miles (322 kilometers) an hour while dive-bombing prey, the peregrine falcon flies with real-world superpower speed.

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