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#102009
2014-11-27

Endangered species success: Idaho salmon regaining fitness advantage

Once on the brink of extinction with only a few fish remaining, Snake River sockeye salmon are regaining the fitness they need to rebuild wild populations.

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#101510
2014-10-20

First white rhino born in captivity dies in Kenyan conservancy

First white rhino born in captivity dies in Kenyan conservancy

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#99156
2014-05-20

The quiet zoo revolution

What is a zoo? Is it a place of entertainment or education? Of

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#99160
2014-05-20

South Africa elephant park accused of 'horrific' cruelty

Cruelty charges laid with police against Elephants of Eden park after video of animals' spirit being broken by abuse

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#98557
2014-04-15

Riddled with tumors: another blow to the Sumatran rhino species

Conservation for Sumatran rhinos suffered another blow last week, only days after Suci—one of only ten rhinos in captive breeding efforts—died at Cincinnati Zoo.

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#95704
2013-09-26

Orangutan latest animal to die at Indonesia's Surabaya zoo

Animal welfare concerns mount after death of 12-year-old female ape adds to concerns about Indonesia's largest zoo

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#95448
2013-09-09

Search is on for artificial 'formula milk' to help panda cubs survive

GLASGOW, Scotland, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Scottish researchers say they're hoping to develop an artificial "formula milk" for pandas that could help cubs survive in in captive breeding programs.

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#95455
2013-09-09

Closing zoos opens controversy in Costa Rica

Costa Rican officials want to close down public zoos and set the animals free. But releasing zoo animals into the wild is not quite so simple as it may seem.

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#95310
2013-08-28

Zoos rethink role as matchmaker for endangered species

WASHINGTON - Like an online dating site for endangered species, many zoos use computerized matchmaking to mate animals in captivity in hopes of saving some of the world's most vulnerable creatures.

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#94872
2013-07-30

Stimulating environment 'boosts brainpower' of fish

Captive-bred fish will do better when released into the wild if they are reared in an interesting environment, according to a Norwegian study.

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#94860
2013-07-29

Zoo tigers 'won't save species from extinction'

On International Tiger Day zoo breeding programs for tigers are in the spotlight again. One conservation charity argues they’re doomed to fail and that saving the animals’ natural habitat is the only way forward.

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#94683
2013-07-22

Rhino incest: Zoo breeds rhino siblings to save species

a recent crisis summit in Singapore, conservationists concluded that as few as 100 Sumatran rhinos remain in their native Southeast Asia -- an estimated decline of up to 90 percent since the 1980s.

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#94382
2013-06-25

Tasmania hopes foreign zoo breeding program will help save devils

The state has launched a pilot program to send Tasmanian devils to zoos in New Zealand and the US

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#93615
2013-05-10

Zoo seeks mate for last surviving 'gorgeously ugly' fish

London Zoo is appealing to fish keepers to try to find a mate for a critically endangered, tropical species.

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#93356
2013-04-22

Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary: Ready for lions

“Dilli ke Patrakar” (journalist from Delhi). In spite of staying with the Saharia community in a hut (locally known as pataur) for over a year, extending support and help in the relocation and rehabilitation of villagers from within the Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary and of my subsequent, more than 10- ...

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#92808
2013-03-19

Sanctuary saves anteaters maimed by poachers

The pangolin is under threat of being hunted to extinction by poachers in Southeast Asia's illegal wildlife trade, who hunt it for its meat and its scales. A new center in Cambodia is doing all it can to save the animal.

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#91435
2012-12-04

Edinburgh Zoo benefits from 'panda effect'

Edinburgh Zoo says the arrival of two giant pandas a year ago has boosted its ticket sales by about 50%.

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#90529
2012-10-01

China opens new panda breeding facility

DALIAN, China, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A panda house opening at a zoo in northeast China's Liaoning Province is the region's first center for panda breeding and exhibition, officials said.

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#90228
2012-09-17

Kashmir to raise endangered Hangul in captive breeding center

Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to raise Hangul, an endangered species of red deer found only in Kashmir, in a captive breeding centre for reversing the population decline of the animal.

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#90026
2012-09-04

Zoos - species protection or animal abuse?

More than 100 species of animals become extinct in the wild every day. Humans destroy their habitats, or hunt them down to the last specimen. Can zoos help protect these animals from total annihilation?

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#89935
2012-08-27

Captive breeding last hope for Tassie devil

The Tasmanian devil, the world's largest remaining marsupial carnivore, faces extinction in the wild.

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#89816
2012-08-17

Zebra virus kills polar bear in German zoo

Zoos should be on the alert for viruses that can jump from one animal to another, threatening endangered species, say researchers.

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#89790
2012-08-15

Ten most endangered species list highlights importance of zoos 'working to save' animals from extinction

A zoo organisation has compiled a list of the world's ten most endangered species that would not be surviving without the help of conservation.

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#89564
2012-07-30

Frogs rescued from killer fungus have 'massive' brood

Rare tropical frogs rescued from a killer fungus in the Caribbean have produced a bumper brood in the UK.

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#87323
2012-04-20

Endangered eagle hatched in Philippines

DAVAO CITY, Philippines, April 19 (UPI) -- A Pinsker's Hawk-Eagle chick hatched at a wildlife center in the Philippines is the first example of the species to be born in captivity, conservationists say.

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#87245
2012-04-17

Planting hopes to save chestnut trees

NEW YORK, Calif., April 16 (UPI) -- The once-ubiquitous American chestnut tree, virtually wiped out by a fungus, will return to New York in an effort to re-establish the species, scientists said.

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#86792
2012-03-22

Zoo diets may be harming rhinos

SAN DIEGO, March 21 (UPI) -- Southern white rhinoceros populations in zoos have been showing severely reduced reproductivity and it may be down to their diet, U.S. researchers say.

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