Category: 0-Section Science

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Cetacean Birth Control Methods: Data Remains Unclear

As advocates for the scientific management of animas in human care, it is important to discuss the development and maintenance of breeding programs designed in their...

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Puzzle Boxes at Zoos Unlock the Secrets of Carnivore Intelligence

How smart are animals is an issue that’s been debated over and over again, especially in charismatic mammals that humans are attached to. Dr. Sarah Benson-Amaran...

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When is a Whale NOT a Whale?

Many people automatically think that there is a clear separation between dolphins and whales. While they each have some distinct characteristics, their DNA tells a...

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Orangutan Gamers

The Melbourne Zoo has implemented a revolutionary program and the first of its type. They have developed specially designed video games for their orangutans that are...

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The Red Death: The Ebb and Flow of Red Tides

Red tides are a natural occurrence in nature, but recently the combination of changes in ocean temperature resulting from global warming coupled with anthropomorphic...

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Can Scientists bring a Galápagos Tortoise back to life?

Practically everyone is familiar with the iconic movie ‘Jurassic Park’. The major premise of the film is that genetically engineered dinosaurs are brought back from...

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Statement on the Passing of SeaWorld’s Killer Whale Unna From Zoo Nation’s Chief Science Officer

The sad news of the passing of a killer whale at SeaWorld of Texas has of course prompted outrage from animal rights activists who will capitalize on any and all...

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It All Comes Down To Poo

Poop happens! Fecal matter is the natural biological excrement of the digestive process, but did you know that one of the most sought after specimen samples is actually...

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Polar Bears In Human Care: Unlocking the Secrets to Saving a Species

Anthropogenic global warming occurs more rapidly in the Arctic than in any other region on the planet. Scientists are observing a widespread decline in the amount of...

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The Science of Reintroduction and how Zoos are Saving the Siamese Crocodile

All Photos by Lonnie McCaskill are used with permission. The Siamese crocodile is a medium-sized species that is found in the wetlands and waterways of Southeast Asia....