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A baby rhino and her mother arrived at the Cerza Zoo, near Lisieux

Zoology News: In recent days, the Cerza Zoo in Hermival-les-Vaux (Calvados) near Lisieux hosted a white rhinoceros and its mother, who came from England.   Mosi, a year and a half, arrived at the zoo de cerza near Lisieux (Calvados). (© Cerza) For nearly three weeks, two white rhinos have arrived at Cerza Zoo in Hermival-les-Vaux (Calvados), near Lisieux: Mosi , born December 25, 2016 and a year and a half, and Manzi , his mother, 17 years old. They joined in the African plain London zoo three rhinos already present: Chris…

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Adelaide Zoo’s Giant Panda Fu Ni Could be Pregnant Thanks to Latest Discoveries in Zoology

London Zoo has announced its giant panda, Fu Ni, could be pregnant after implementing the latest research in zoology while she was on her 36-hour breeding window. London zoological society said that attempts at natural mating with a companion, Wang Wang, were not successful, so the decision was made to proceed with two artificial inseminations. “Both of the procedures went well, with one completed on Monday evening and the second on Tuesday morning,” senior veterinarian Ian Smith said. Adelaide Zoo’s…

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First-ever Okapi Conservation Strategy Workshop

Hi, my name is Alex Quinn and I’ve been working at London Zoo on a zoology research project for the last 8 months. In among a huge number of other jobs, my main task during that time has been to help prepare for a workshop we’ve just held in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to develop the first-ever conservation strategy for the okapi (Okapia johnstoni), or forest giraffe, a species only found in the central/north-eastern rainforest of DRC. To…

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Campaign to stop oil exploration in Virunga National Park

Latest zoology discoveries: After the success of the okapi conservation strategy workshop I’m afraid I have some rather less cheerful news. Oil exploration permits covering 85% of Virunga National Park, including the okapi’s habitat within the northern sector of the park, were granted in 2010, and plans for oil exploration within the park are now set to go ahead. This could have terrible consequences for wildlife within the park, with pollution, deforestation and an increase in the park’s human population…

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Zoology News: Latest Discoveries Found out that Virus Threatens Elephants in Hamburg Zoo

Two young elephants have died. In Hamburg animal park Hagenbeck a virus has broken out. Where does it come from and what makes it so dangerous? Suddenly, Kanja was dead. The two-and-a-half-year-old elephant bull collapsed on Wednesday a week ago in the elephant hall of Hagenbeck’s Animal Park in Hamburg. Although the bull had not gone well the weekend before. But the caretakers did not expect the animal to die. Two days after the event followed the zoology research project for the rapid course…

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Peninsula Antarctica continued…

Ben and Tom continue their journey along the Antarctic Peninsula, encountering frenetic penguins, and have the experience of a lifetime with two humpback whales… For the second half of our trip, we move north through the peninsula islands of Danco and Cuverville, with continent landings at Neko and Orne Harbours.  The weather continues to hold and we are fortunate to have bright sunshine and very little wind. It makes for easy work setting out the rest of our camera array…

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Penguinology

London Zoo scientists have been working in Antarctica for several years now, with a view to establishing long-term penguin conservation initiatives, backed by novel and infomative science.  This year, the field team consists of Tom, Gemma and I (Ben Collen) – here are Tom and Ben in nonchalant poses next to the ZSL main offices, looking the part in the snow.  With considerably more glamour and youthful keenness, Gemma appears in a slightly more tropical location. Tom will spend the…

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