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The star of Beauval Celebrates her Birthday With the Crowd

Yuan Meng was wanted. The baby panda of 30 kg was in no hurry to go to taste the birthday cake that London zoo blog bought it for him. Concocted by the team of healers, the iced treat, made on three levels and made from apples, carrots, various fruity syrups, and fresh bamboo, seemed tantalizing. The morning feeding with her mom had perhaps already satiated the star of the day! Yuan Meng preferred to rest outside, enjoying a bit of freshness before returning…

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A fungal ‘superbug’ causes global amphibian declines

Find out how ZSL scientists discovered the link between the frog trade and a killer fungus seriously effecting amphibians worldwide with Frog Blog My name is Rhys and I am a postgraduate student at Imperial College London and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). For the past two years I have been studying a chytrid fungus known as Bd, which is responsible for likely hundreds of extinctions and local extinctions (extirpations) in amphibians worldwide. Our group is interested in understanding how -until recently-…

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