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Scope? To Bring or Not to Bring on a Birding Trip to Costa Rica

Scope? To Bring or Not to Bring on a Birding Trip to Costa Rica

16 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Binoculars are like a magical optical portal. Without looking through polished sets of coated glass, birds can be itty-bitty specks and flying objects that hint at the colors...
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I had been searching for a friend for my Dutch

1 month ago   |   Happy Tails

I had been searching for a friend for my Dutch bunny but had been unable to find a spayed female that wasn't already bonded with another bunny. When I came across Betty's photo...
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The popstars of Shanghai

The popstars of Shanghai

1 month ago   |   10,000 Birds

In Shanghai, May is the month with a chance to see the regional popstars of the birding world - male Japanese and Amur Paradise Flycatchers. Why anyone would want to undertake...
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Another Trio

Another Trio

1 month ago   |   10,000 Birds

In my last post here , I spoke of a rather odd trend permeating the birdlife here in Trinidad & Tobago. Many species seemed to come in threes, and today I shall continue my...
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Comparison of morphology and genetic diversity between broodstock and hybrid offspring of oriental river prawn, Macrobrachium nipponense based on morphological analysis and SNP markers

1 month ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary Hybridization is an effective method for the genetic improvement of farmed species. In this study, three broodstock populations (Changjiang, CJ, Dongting, DT, and...
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Several Litters of Endangered Black-footed Ferrets Born at the Zoo

2 monthes ago   |   Phoenix Zoo

Blog Home Several Litters of Endangered Black-footed Ferrets Born at the Zoo! May 25, 2021 The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation /Phoenix Zoo is excited to announce the...
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Screening and detection of chromosomal copy number alterations in the domestic horse using SNP‐array genotyping data

2 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary Chromosomal abnormalities are a common cause of infertility in horses. However, they are difficult to detect using automated methods. Here, we propose a simple...
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Keeping Cool in Tierra Caliente, part 2

Keeping Cool in Tierra Caliente, part 2

2 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

It isn't often that a single outing of mine yields enough photos for two weeks' posts. But last Wednesday at 1 a.m., only 5 hours before my deadline, I finally accepted that...
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Saying Goodbye to Musk Oxen at the Zoo

Saying Goodbye to Musk Oxen at the Zoo

2 monthes ago   |   Minnesota Zoo

At 43 years old, some still know the Minnesota Zoo as the “New Zoo.” But over the course of the last four decades, the Zoo has consistently grown and adapted to serve...
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Brood X Cicadas and Cats: What You Need to Know

2 monthes ago   |   Alley Cat

Brood X will emerge this month. Sounds ominous, but we're only talking about the cyclical comeback of the 17-year cicada brood for 2021! As soon as the ground warms up enough...
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Taking Action for Bison

Taking Action for Bison

July is National Bison Month, and there are many ways you can participate and take action on behalf of this iconic species. This special month may be coming to a close, but... Read more ...

Responsible Water Recreation

Responsible Water Recreation

Minnesota is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes for good reason- our glistening lakes and rolling rivers are second to none! And Minnesotans certainly know how to get outside... Read more ...

Remembering Min, the Red Panda

Remembering Min, the Red Panda

It's with heavy hearts that we report Min, our 10-year-old red panda, died late last week. This is a difficult loss; Min was a favorite of guests and staff at the Zoo. Min... Read more ...

Grouse in PA, Grouse in Costa Rica

Grouse in PA, Grouse in Costa Rica

Grouse are the chickens we would love to lay eyes on. “Gamebirds” to some, cool, cryptic understory birds to the birding people, grouse crouch protected as unfettered winds... Read more ...

Tufts veterinary school takes part in nationwide mammal survey

Tufts veterinary school takes part in nationwide mammal survey

Research assistant professor Chris Whittier spoke with The Grafton News about the school's wildlife camera traps and working on Snapshot USA's mammal survey. Read more ...

There's a Vaccine for Lyme Disease. So Why Can't We Get It?

There's a Vaccine for Lyme Disease. So Why Can't We Get It?

Professor Sam Telford spoke with New York Magazine about ticks and Lyme Disease. Read more ...

Cats Are Better Than Dogs

Cats Are Better Than Dogs

Professor Jonathan Runstadler is quoted in The New York Times on the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission between humans and pets. Read more ...

31 Of The Funniest Tweets About Cats And Dogs This Week

31 Of The Funniest Tweets About Cats And Dogs This Week

“My dad's two dogs expelled from dog daycare due to forming a ‘dog gang.'” Read more ...

Thankful for Our Keepers on National Zookeeper Week

Thankful for Our Keepers on National Zookeeper Week

Blog Home National Zookeeper Week 2021 July 23, 2021 As it is every year, National Zookeeper Week is dedicated to sharing the passion and devotion of keepers to the world! The... Read more ...

Dog Stays By Man's Body For Hours After He Passes Away

Dog Stays By Man's Body For Hours After He Passes Away

“Dogs, I think, might be more important than principles,” author Kevin Hearne writes in his 2018 book, Scourged. “They provide love and loyalty when you need them the... Read more ...