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Baby owls born at Queens Zoo

FLUSHING, Queens — A trio of baby owls recently emerged from their burrow at the Queens Zoo and they are a hoot.

The owlets were born in late May or early June, according to the… 99 more words

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Visiting the New York Aquarium

New York City may not have the largest aquarium, but it’s an aquarium with history, heart, and a mission. The New York Aquarium has been situated next to the Coney Island boardwalk since the 1950s, but it actually traces its roots back to the nineteenth century, when it originally opened in 1896 in… 529 more words

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Social Issue: Poaching

By Caroline Galliani

The Crown (Willamette, Illinois)

Each year students in Regina Dominican’s graphic design class create a social issue poster that visually conveys an issue they feel strongly about. 667 more words

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New report says world's largest primate is on fast track to extinction

The eastern lowland gorilla, Earth’s largest primate, is in rapid decline and has seen its population decline by nearly 80 percent since the late 1990s. There are now fewer than 4,000 individuals of the subspecies remaining in the wild. 812 more words

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Bronx Zoo shows off 3 baby lemurs

NEW YORK— The Bronx Zoo is showing off three adorable baby lemurs.

Two are ring-tailed and one is a brown collared lemur.

There are about 10 different species of lemur— the Bronx Zoo has six examples. 236 more words

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Bison Return In Montana

While I’m not a gigantic fan of “rewilding”, per se, I remain a fan of the American Bison, and especially of the slow campaign by native tribes to reintroduce semi-wild Buffalo herds to large spaces. 172 more words

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Have You Heard of the Fish Owl?

Jeremy Hance has an article at the Guardian on the quest to save from human encroachment a huge — and largely unknown — raptor: Blakiston’s fish owl. 399 more words