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Is the Tasmanian Tiger Still on the Prowl?

(Thylacinous cynocephalus) also known as the Tasmanian Tiger has been extinct since the 1930’s. The last known Thylacine in the wild was killed between 1910 and 1920...

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A New Conservation Strategy using Stem Cells Could Help Animals Like the Vaquita

Stem cells and reproductive technologies such as In vitro Fertilization (IVF) have sparked a new hope among conservation scientists, as a viable way to rescue animal...

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Surprise Cetacean Pregnancy Re-Opens Birth Control Discussion

This week SeaWorld announced the surprise pregnancy of Ringer, a 16-year-old Commerson’s dolphin at SeaWorld’s Aquatica waterpark in Orlando. This exciting news...

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March for Science: The Beginning of the Science Movement

Yesterday, on Earth Day, hundreds of thousands of people marched in over 600 organized marches in the name of science all over the world. While there are concerns with...

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5 Facts About Bats You May Not Know

Despite what movies may portray, bats favor insects and fruit or nectar over blood. Bats can eat up to 1,200 mosquitoes in an hour. While vampire bats do exist, there...

Photo by Lydia Jennings

Saving Species: The Vocal Fingerprint of a Tiger’s Roar

Tiger research is currently on going at the Dallas Zoo to ‘fingerprint’ tiger vocalizations. Courtney Dunn, a Senior mammal keeper at the Dallas World Aquarium and a...

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Tasmanian Devil Gets A Pacemaker

Photo by the San Diego Zoo   The San Diego Zoo discovered that one of their four resident Tasmanian devils, Nick, was suffering from a heart conduction disorder....

Photo by Barbara Schneider

Pachyderm Dentistry

Photo by Barbara Schneider   While you may dread your six-month dental check up remember that you’re not the only one that gets dental check-ups. Animals in human...

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Six Years After the Largest Oil Spill In US History

United States Coast Guard It has been six years since largest oil spill in US history. On April 20, 2010, a fire broke out on the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform...

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Are Cetaceans in Human Care More Stressed Than Those in the Wild?

Philipp J. Kroiß Those who want to bring an end to cetaceans in human care often claim that the animals experience increased stress in captivity. Is this true and can...