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December 10-13, 2019

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How We Hear Our Own Voice Shapes How We See Ourselves And How Others See Us

At some point in our lives, many of us realize that the way we hear our own voice isn't the way others hear us. This gap has consequences. It shapes how we see ourselves and how others see us.

These Engineers Have Found A Way To Use Sweat For Some Medical Tests

Engineers at the University of California Berkeley have developed a patch that can measure someone's sweat composition and sweat rate at the site of excretion.

Carrie Symonds warns politicians of 'gigantic' climate crisis responsibility

Boris Johnson’s partner makes first solo public appearance since moving into No 10 Boris Johnson’s partner Carrie Symonds said politicians had a “gigantic responsibility to make the right decis

Animal Rebellion activists to blockade UK's biggest meat market

London’s Smithfield Market part of next wave of Extinction Rebellion climate protests Thousands of animal rights and environment activists are planning to blockade Smithfield Market – the largest

Barbara King: Do Animals Grieve?

In 2018, an orca made headlines when she carried her dead calf on her back for weeks. Barbara King says this was a display of animal grief and explains how this changes our relationship with animals.

Deinse Herzing: Do Dolphins Have A Language?

We know that dolphins make distinctive clicks and whistles. But is that a language? Researcher Denise Herzing thinks it might be — and for the past 35 years — she's been working on unlocking it.

Devastating Banana Fungus Arrives In Colombia, Threatening The Fruit's Future

A fungus that has destroyed banana plantations in Asia is now in Latin America. The disease moves slowly, but there's no cure, and it could mean calamity for the continent's banana industry.

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Endangered bonobo, migrating storks and one of the world’s biggest raptors Continue reading...

Czech Republic's historic stud farm - in pictures

The national stud farm, which was established in the 16th century to breed and train ceremonial horses for the Habsburg court, has become a Unesco world heritage site. Located 56 miles east of Prague

These Experimental Shorts Are An 'Exosuit' That Boosts Endurance On The Trail

No ordinary pair of shorts, these were designed by Harvard scientists to work with the wearer's own leg muscles when walking or running, and might make a soldier's heavy loads easier to carry.

In Defense Of Naked Mole Rats And What We Can Learn From Them

Picture a pinkish, hairless, wrinkly rodent about the size of a small sweet potato. Researchers are studying naked mole rats to figure out what they can learn about longevity and health.

'Lithium' Is A Homage To A Drug — And To The Renegade Side Of Science

By celebrating those who applied the substance as a drug, Walter A. Brown aims to raise awareness — and to demolish what remains of the myth that scientific progress is driven by rigorous dispassion

Museum shrouds endangered wildlife exhibits in mourning veil

Bristol Museum to highlight biodiversity crisis after children demand true stories of exhibits One of Britain’s largest natural history collections is to shroud its exhibits of extinct and endanger

Birdwatch: owl be your baby tonight

Young birds are everywhere, but none of them compare to the brood keeping my teenage son awake It’s baby bird time in the garden. Family groups of pied wagtails periodically launch themselves off o

Game birds subject to 'cruel' conditions, undercover footage shows

As England’s pheasant egg imports double in three years, campaigners condemn lack of laws regulating rearing and breeding for shooting industry Pheasants whose chicks are destined to be shot in the

How the far right in Spain has seized on bullfighting to make its point | Guillem Martínez

A ‘sport’ that went out of fashion after Franco is the axis of a new cultural battle as nationalism seeks to re-establish itselfLast Friday, after a brief prohibition, bullfighting returned to Mal

Walter Chandoha's purrfect cats – in pictures

In 1949, Walter Chandoha adopted a stray kitten in New York. When he began taking pictures of his new pet, Loco, he was so inspired by the results that he started photographing kittens from a local s

Country diary: collared doves cosy up for a summer fling

Sandy, Bedfordshire: After three mornings, the male’s song changed and the birds began billing instead of cooing At the songless end of summer, a bird was playing trumpet down my chimney. A clatter

Is Grass-Fed Beef Really Better For The Planet? Here's The Science

There are many elements to consider: climate, animal welfare, greenhouse gas emissions, land use. And with so many factors at play, sometimes the answer gets complicated.

Mayor’s Latest “Housing SD” Reform Receives Unanimous Council Approval

Monday, August 12, 2019 - NEWS RELEASE San Diego – Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer won unanimous City Council approval last week for the latest “Housing SD” reform aimed at removing the barriers to b

October 2019 Archives Month Calendar

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Trump Administration Makes Major Changes To Protections For Endangered Species

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says the revisions will make the landmark conservation law more efficient. Critics say it will hurt endangered plants and animals as they face mounting threats.

The Pride of Our Zoo — Big Cat Edition

“Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope.” – Mufasa In

Let’s Talk Animal Enrichment

Animal enrichment plays a huge role around the Zoo. In order to keep the animals physically and mentally stimulated, zookeepers provide them with a variety of enrichment – cognitive, behavioral, foo

August/September 2019 Newsletter

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Sea of Shirts

During the summer, the Houston Zoo becomes a sea of various colored T-shirts that make up almost every color of the rainbow. The sea of shirts not only consists of guests from different…

Houston Zoo’s Elderly Female Tiger Dies

Satu, the Houston Zoo’s 18-year-old Malayan tiger, was humanely euthanized last night after a long life. Due to the tremendous care provided to her by the Houston Zoo keepers and veterinary team, Sa

Updates to Policy to Create More Affordable Housing Approved by Council

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Heroes in Training (HIT)

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Moto Swap-N-Shop, September 2, 2019

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Swap Shop Trader is Tackling Plastics Reduction and Recycling One Toothbrush at a Time

Two summers ago, staff at the Houston Zoo began recycling their toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, floss containers, and toothbrush packaging here at the Zoo as part of the “Plastic Free July Challenge

Updates to Policy to Create More Affordable Housing Coming to Council

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Carnival & Festival, August 17, 2019

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Architectural & Engineering (A&E) and Other Consultant Contracts FY2019

Architectural & Engineering (A&E) and Other Consultant Contracts FY2019 FY2020: A&E and Other Consultant Contracts Awarded FY2019:   A&E and Other Consultant Contracts Awarded fo

Vultures make the world a better, cleaner place

Vultures play a critical role in the environment and are beneficial to all animals, including humans. They consume carrion (or dead animals), which rids the environment of potentially deadly carcasses

Lemur Researcher Dr. Jonah Ratsimbazafy Trains the Next Generation of Wildlife Saving Heroes

Each year, 10 students from universities around the US are selected to spend a summer at the Houston Zoo in order to train, learn, and work alongside Zoo staff and regional conservation partners…

Dollar Day survival guide

Dollar Day is August 13! This is one of the most exciting days at the Zoo, but also one of the busiest. Here's how you can make the most of it.

I Am A Pollinator Pal

The Houston Zoo is well known for its efforts in saving wildlife.  Sea turtles, Houston Toads, Attwater’s Prairie Chickens and even butterflies!  Yearly, staff and volunteers participate in Monarc

July’s Featured Member: Catrena Hodge

We love our Members. Their incredible support allows us to make a difference to animals both locally and all over the world. This month, we’re spotlighting a Zoo Member: Catrena Hodge. We asked…

Meet Angelica, Senior Zovargo Educator!

Angelica is a Senior Educator at Zovargo. Watch and discover what her passions are and how she grew into her important role at Zovargo!

An update on Witten’s passing

Thank you for your outpouring of love and support over the loss of our beloved giraffe Witten. Monday was a tragic whirlwind. We know you have a lot of questions, and we’ve tried to answer them belo

Dallas Zoo welcomes endangered African painted dogs back to Dallas

We are bringing back a very special species for the first time in 57 years – three endangered African painted dogs! African painted dogs are one of the most social mammals on earth, with the most st

Baby hippo will make its public debut this Saturday

Mom Boipelo and her calf explored the Simmons Hippo Outpost on Friday morning for the first time since the baby’s birth and quickly made themselves at home.

Dallas Zoo’s baby hippo to make its public debut Saturday June 1

DALLAS (May 31, 2019) – Mom Boipelo and her calf explored the Simmons Hippo Outpost on Friday morning for the first time since the baby’s birth and quickly made themselves at home. Boipelo led the

Saving our state reptile, part II.

Springtime is never boring on the rolling plains of Texas. Our latest expedition to the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch in search of Texas horned lizards (aka “horny toads”) started a little r

Dallas Zoo welcomes a healthy baby hippo

Calf born to mom Boipelo Tuesday evening DALLAS (May 16, 2019) – The Dallas Zoo is proudly welcoming a Nile hippopotamus calf born Tuesday, May 14, around 6:30 p.m. to 12-year-old mom Boipelo after

Dallas Zoo welcomes a healthy baby hippo

The Dallas Zoo is proudly welcoming a Nile hippopotamus calf born Tuesday, May 14, around 6:30 p.m. to 12-year-old mom Boipelo after an eight-month-long gestation. Both mom and calf are doing well

Zovargo earns GS Friendship Award

At the 2018 Girl Scouts San Diego Conference, Zovargo was awarded the Friendship Award. Through several letters and nominations, we proudly earned this award. We are honored to have earned this speci

Say NO to Palm Oil

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 2856 in San Diego, Ca - with help from GSSD community partner, Zovargo - took on the problem with palm on as their Take Action Project. Watch this video to see what they disc

WILD LIFE: A Moonlight Masquerade KNSD TV 10 9 18 web content

Zovargo is the special guest for the San Diego Museum of Man's event WILD LIFE! Bringing along lots of crawling insects and arachnids for educational encounters, Zovargo is proud to partner with this

Zovargo on Fox 5 San Diego!

Zovargo provided an interactive Reptile Show for the Shoppes at Carlsbad in September 2018. To help promote our special Creature Encounter, we visited Fox 5 to spread the word and preview some of our

Meet Zovargo Educator, Vanessa!

Meet Zovargo Educator, Vanessa! Learn about her background and what her experience has been like as a Zovargo Educator. Everyone on our team has a different story and different experiences - enjoy! S

What is Conservation?

Conservation means many different things to everyone. Hear from our Zovargo partners and friends what conservation means to them and how we can all make a difference to help our world. Schools, Scout

Thank You Doyle Elementary HD

This year was our third time coming out to Doyle Elementary! We had a great time with the whole school and really appreciate these letters! Schools, Scout Meetings, Classroom Programs, and Birthday P

Zovargo on San Diego Fox 5 News!

In support of the 10th annual STEM Expo in San Diego, Zovargo provided a preview on live morning TV of all the neat "teacher creatures" that they will have during the Expo Day at Petco Park

Zovargo on San Diego's KUSI Morning Show

In support of the 10th annual STEM Expo in San Diego, Zovargo provided a preview on live morning TV of all the neat "teacher creatures" that they will have during the Expo Day at Petco Park

Animals | Smithsonian's National Zoo

The Smithsonian's National Zoo is home to more than 1,500 animals across 300 different species. Learn more about animals, exhibits, conservation and education at the Zoo!

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Zovargo San Diego Animal Birthday Parties - YouTube

Every wonder what it's like to have Zovargo provide an animal birthday party? Here's a sneak peak into what it's like! Schools, Scout Meetings, Classroom Pro...

Colorado couple welcomes new giant baby

A Colorado woman was shocked when doctors placed a 14-pound baby girl in her arms. Alisha Hernandez of San Luis Valley had been told in pre-natal appointments that she’d likely deliver a 7-pound ch

The ugliest Christmas sweaters you’ve ever seen

We can blame Colin Firth for the ugly Christmas sweater trend. In the role as Mark Darcy, he was wearing a roll-neck emblazoned with a giant smiling reindeer head when he first met Renee Zellweger i

Most popular baby names of 2014

BabyCenter has just released its list of top baby names for 2014. The online parenting and pregnancy destination compiled over 406,000 baby names and combined those that sound the same but have differ

The most awkward Thanksgiving photos ever

Let’s be honest. Thanksgiving is often more like a scene out of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation movie than like a pretty and perfect spread from the pages of Martha Stewart. Uncle Joe dri

Middle schooler accepts spot on college basketball team for 2020

Now at age 13, the 5-foot-8 star athlete, who's a seventh-grader at Luna Middle School in San Antonio, Texas, has made a verbal agreement with the University of Texas women’s basketball team and acc

Mom photographs baby in different costume every day until Halloween

A New York mom has made it her goal to dress her baby in a different Halloween costume every day during the month of October in celebration of Halloween. Jessica Chavkin has been taking photos of her

Toys R Us agrees to pull ‘Breaking Bad’ dolls

Update: The Associated Press reported late Tuesday that Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC’s hit series “Breaking Bad.”  The toy giant, which is base

Halloween costumes that bring the family together

The family that dresses up for Halloween together, stays together! Some of the best and most memorable Halloween costumes are worn by families dressed up around a theme. We’ve hunted down costumes

Kids and pets: Readers’ adorable photos

What do you get when you combine cute kids and their cute pets? Cute overload! Here’s a collection of adorable photos from our readers that will make you smile. If you’ve been on the fence about w


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