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Survival of the fattest: why the country birds are coming to town

Treating our feathered friends has had a major effect on the variety and numbers in our gardens. But not all species feel the benefit As a child, I remember my nan throwing out a few crusts of stale

Why Corned Beef Sandwiches — And The Rest Of The Universe — Exist

Somehow, at the beginning of time, there was an imbalance of matter and antimatter. That's how all the stuff in the universe came about. Scientists think they may find an answer by studying neutrons.

How can we say we love our pets when we treat them so badly? | Chas Newkey-Burden

There are so many ways we fail our pets – from daily neglect to the owner who had her healthy dog killed to be buried with her Every year, more countries ban wild animals from being used in circuse

Texas Wetlands debuts just in time for Summer

Kathrine G. McGovern Texas Wetlands at the Houston Zoo opened to the public today, Friday, May 24, just in time to kick off Memorial Day Weekend. The Texas Wetlands brings together three native…

At $2.1 Million, New Gene Therapy Is The Most Expensive Drug Ever

The Food and Drug Administration approved a new gene therapy for a rare but devastating genetic disorder. The drugmaker says the cost is worth it because it's a one-time treatment that saves lives.

'Reluctant Psychonaut' Michael Pollan Embraces 'New Science' Of Psychedelics

Author Michael Pollan experimented with mushrooms, LSD and other psychedelics while researching his latest book, How to Change Your Mind. Originally broadcast May 15, 2018.

Mayor Faulconer Reopens OB Pier Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, May 24, 2019 - NEWS RELEASE San Diego – Following a series of unusually strong storms that ravaged the Ocean Beach pier and caused its temporary closure, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer was joine

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Albatross lovebirds, white storks in England and a walrus mother and baby Continue reading...

Experience: I’m a full-time cat sitter

I’ve looked after 30 cats, saved £10,000 on rent, and it has helped my social anxiety I was living in a 15-person hostel dorm in early 2017 when I decided to start cat sitting. Since moving to Lon

Scientists pursue universal snakebite cure using HIV antibody techniques

British specialist among those aiming to develop ‘next generation’ treatment that could help millions of victims each year Scientists in five countries, including the UK, hope to find a universal

'Elusive and cryptic' lizard may be first Australian mainland reptile declared extinct

Hunt is on in Melbourne for grassland earless dragon – not seen since 1969 – after one species was reclassified as four A newly reclassified species of lizard that is native to areas now paved by

The 2019 Hurricane Season Will Be 'Near Normal.' But Normal Can Still Be Devastating

NOAA forecasts that two to four major hurricanes will form this year in the Atlantic. But even an average year can cause record-breaking damage, as storms get bigger and wetter.

Dog weepie movies – ranked!

With mutts all over our screens in John Wick 3, A Dog’s Journey, Paw Patrol and more, which of film’s furry friends can melt the most hearts? Russian mobsters kill Daisy, the beagle puppy left to

Botswana condemned for lifting ban on hunting elephants

Country with Africa’s largest elephant population says its growth is affecting farmers Conservationists have reacted with outrage and concern to a decision by Botswana to lift its ban on elephant h

Since The 1960s, Researchers Track Perry Preschool Project Participants

For decades, researchers have followed the participants of a 1960's preschool program. They found a range of social and economic benefits, and not just for the participants in the program.

Marlin jumps into boat, seriously injuring two men off NSW north coast

100kg fish lands in brothers’ five-metre vessel north of Coffs Harbour, slicing man’s arm open A large marlin weighing up to 100kg jumped into a small boat off the New South Wales coast, seriousl

'Mushy-headed vegans': WA may introduce restraining orders to curb animal activism

John Quigley says laws include ‘ongoing orders’ for activists who have been charged with trespassing Western Australia is considering introducing restraining orders for animal activists to preve

News Brief: Impeaching Trump, Iran Threat, CRISPR Modified Viruses

House Democrats meet to decide whether to move forward with impeaching the president. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are briefed on the threat Iran poses. And, the latest on genetically modified viruses.

Scientists Modify Viruses With CRISPR To Create New Weapon Against Superbugs

Superbugs are bacteria that can beat modern medicine's most powerful drugs. So doctors are racing to find new ways to fight back.

Computerized Model Reveals Details Of How Human Cells Divide

The nonprofit Allen Institute in Seattle has produced a visualization of human cell division that promises to be useful for professional scientists and curious amateurs alike.

Can CBD Reduce Cravings And Stress In Opioid Users?

Researchers wanted to know if CBD can help people who are former opioid users resist relapse. Their double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial suggests CBD can help reduce stress and cravings.

Get Wet and Learn Lifesaving Water Safety Skills at May 25 Summer Splash Day Event

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Wildlife Tourism And Other Dangers Facing Our Most Coveted Species

What's behind those cute selfies with wild animals?

City Opens First Business Accelerator in Southeastern San Diego

Monday, May 20, 2019 - NEWS RELEASE San Diego – As part of his commitment to bring opportunity to every San Diego neighborhood, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today opened the first business accelerator

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

I am a Pollinator Pal

  Our Staff Pollinator Pal today is DeAndra Ramsey.  DeAndra is our School Program Coordinator in the Conservation Education Department and Conservation Champion for Texas Bat Monitoring.  She star

Free CPR/AED Workshop

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New Law to Address Proliferation of People Living in Unsafe Conditions in Vehicles on City Streets

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - NEWS RELEASE San Diego – Today Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer won City Council approval of a new emergency ordinance that will protect the quality of life in neighborhoods and ad

San Diego's Startup Ecosystem

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San Diego's Incubators & Accelerators Ecosystem

San Diego City Government For startups, a list of all incubators, accelerators, and coworking spaces that provide training, networking and advice. Resource Link:  https://www.sandiego.gov/economic-

2019 Building Safety Month

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You and the Zoo are Saving Wild Whooping Cranes!

In less than two weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Houston Zoo’s new Kathrine G. McGovern’s Texas Wetlands habitat! As you embark on your first adventure through our new exhibit,

Dallas Zoo helps release flamingo chicks back into the wild after life-saving emergency rescue

In January, the Dallas Zoo was part of an unprecedented rescue effort after 1,800 lesser flamingo chicks were abandoned at their nesting grounds due to severe drought. But the work was far from over.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mom deserves the BEST of everything, but getting her the perfect gift can be tough. Not to worry…we’ve got you covered!

Saving our state reptile

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (like our state reptile was during the winter months), you know how much we love Texas horned lizards here at the Dallas Zoo. Last weekend we began our 10th ye

Houston Zoo Statement Regarding Lawsuit Against Houston Interactive Aquarium and Zoo

HOUSTON (May 2, 2019) — On April 17, 2019, attorneys for the Houston Zoo sent a cease and desist letter to a for-profit business entity named the Houston Interactive Aquarium and Zoo, also…

May’s Featured Members: The Adams Family

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 family of Zoo Members that deserve…

Dallas Zoo’s popular evening concert series Safari Nights Presented by Reliant kicks off April 27

Enjoy live bands, animal encounters, dinosaurs, and more for 11 consecutive Saturday nights DALLAS (April 25, 2019) – The wildest evening concert series to hit North Texas is back for its seventh se

Meet the Zoo’s Snake Saving Partner Murthy Kantimahanti on Monday, April 29th!

The Houston Zoo will be hosting the Houston Venom Conference this month – created in 2013 the conference serves to educate physicians, nurses, EMS professionals, and nature enthusiasts about the man

Camp Zoofari Inspires 11 Year-old to Start Cell Phone Recycling Project in Africa, Saving Gorillas in the Wild!

Hi, I am Ainsley Swiger, an 11 year old girl who currently lives in Angola, Africa. I moved here because of my Dad’s job when I was 8 years old. Living here has…

Grab a Drink and Save Animals in the Wild at Brew at the Zoo on April 25th!

Do you ever wish you could throw back some of your favorite brews and save wildlife? Well raise your glass, because for the second year in a row you will be protecting animals…

Life-saving Protocols Activated to Save Baby Elephant

Houston Zoo Elephant Calf Completed Treatment for Deadly VirusA nearly two-year-old Asian elephant calf at the Houston Zoo recently completed successful treatment for elephant endotheliotropic herpesv

Be An Ocean Hero – Sea Lion Spotlight on Species & Member Morning

Have you ever walked on the beach or jetty and wondered where all the trash comes from? Was it left from the last person that visited? Was it blown off a boat? Or…

Creating a better world for turtles

With a family tree that began 300 million years ago, turtles have been around since the time of the dinosaurs.

Giant dinosaurs hatch at the Dallas Zoo this spring

DALLAS (March 19, 2019) – More than 24 larger-than-life animatronic dinosaurs will roar into Texas’s largest zoo on FRIDAY, APRIL 5, and it’s going to be epic. Dinos at the Dallas Zoo will tr

Update from the field: Emergency flamingo chick rescue mission

Senior Zoologist Dana I. and Assistant Bird Supervisor Nathan C. guest blog on ZooHoo!

Dallas Zoo welcomes another baby gorilla! 

Baby gorilla playdates will be endless this year at the Dallas Zoo! We are welcoming our second baby gorilla born in 21 years – and the second born in just the last year. Our 13-year-old critically

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

Zovargo Gives Back

In January of 2018, Zovargo provided a free animal show for our military community in San Diego, Ca. Nearly 200 people attended and it was an awesome show!

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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!

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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