Category: 0-Section Science

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New Tiger Exhibit At The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Gets Generous Gift

While people are getting excited about the holiday season and preparing for the season of perpetual hope and gift giving, a pride of tigers is one step closer to having...

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The Science Behind Nature

Nature hikes, trekking through the woods, swimming in crystal clear springs, snorkeling among coral reefs, geocaching, imaginative adventures in treehouses, and park...

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Captivity Going Toxic

Scorpions are complex creatures that both intrigue and terrify people. Zoos around the nation often build habitats utilizing scorpions to educate the general public on...

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The Saiga Antelope: Critically Endangered to The Brink of Extinction In a Year

In early May 2015, news outlets reported about a large and mysterious die-off of the Saiga Antelope. Scientists have now discovered that the impact of the die-off was...

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A 10,000-Mile Journey Provides Hope For a Species

Great things are expected from Harapen (also known as Harry), an 8-year-old male Sumatran rhino born in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, who...

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A Haunting Kind of Fungus Turning Bats into Ghosts

That haunting time of year is upon us where jack-o’-lanterns set the streets aglow with as much imagination as those very minds responsible for carving them. The wind...

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Not So Primitive: Alligator DNA Causing Superbugs to Go Extinct?

Equipped with a powerful tail, a massive jaw adorned with jagged teeth, and an armored body all infused with lethal instincts, it is no wonder why alligators are...

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How Do Animals Feel: The Psychology and Physiology Behind Emotion

There are many who believe that animals have emotion and likewise many others that believe that they don’t. We are not talking about the fact that animals can feel...

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Zoos Educating Beyond the Stigma

The pet industry is big business. According to a study conducted by the American Pet Products Association, an estimated $60.59 billion dollars will be spent on household...

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Captive Breeding: Nature’s Insurance Policy Against Extinction

Captive Breeding programs have been developed since the 1960’s to provide a way to maintain populations in captivity without putting pressure on wild populations. In...