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Little Egret in the Indian Ocean

Little Egret in the Indian Ocean

18 hours ago   |   10,000 Birds

On our recent walks along Cable Beach checking on the pairs of Pied Oystercatchers that are currently breeding we have often observed a Little Egret. There is only ever one...
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Responsible Water Recreation

Responsible Water Recreation

2 days ago   |   Minnesota Zoo

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...
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Best Bird of the Weekend

7 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

The best of summer birding in my experience takes place at the beach. Our land-locked species in temperate zones tend to become too focused on the little details of...
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Survey Reveals How The Pandemic Has Changed Our Pets

Survey Reveals How The Pandemic Has Changed Our Pets

20 days ago   |   iHeart Dogs

In addition to the medical ones, the coronavirus pandemic had many other unforeseen consequences. Some of those changes include our pets' behavior, according to a recent survey...
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Optimizing genomic prediction using low‐density marker panels for streptococcosis resistance in red tilapia

20 days ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary Streptococcosis is a major disease that causes huge economic losses to tilapia farming in Thailand. Breeding for Streptococcosis agalactiae resistant strains using the...
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Elton's Egret

Elton's Egret

22 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Snowy Egrets like to keep their distance. Normally the slender, fairy-feathered shorebirds are shy and avoid the humans who encroach on their territory. But a small colony of...
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Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July

27 days ago   |   Minnesota Zoo

It's Plastic Free July, a month to focus on reducing the amount of single-use plastics we use for the month, and hopefully beyond! Below are a few tips on how you can help save...
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How Many Birders are There, Really?

How Many Birders are There, Really?

1 month ago   |   10,000 Birds

I have previously written about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's estimates regarding the number of birders in the United States. The most recent report was issued in...
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Why Only 10,000 Bird Species?

Why Only 10,000 Bird Species?

2 monthes ago   |   Ornithology

Why are there only 10,000 species of birds when there are 25,000 species of fish and 350,000 species of beetles out of at least 900,000 species of insects. A 1959 paper by G.E...
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Birds on Utility Poles - The Electrocution Solution

Birds on Utility Poles - The Electrocution Solution

2 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

Picture this. You're wandering through a park, minding your own business, and decide to take a short rest on a bench. You sit down. You want to get comfortable, so you lean...
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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 ...