The QI Zoo
is a delightful collection of animated and educational gifs about animals and their quirks.
posted by Apoch
on Apr 8, 2013 -
The Bronx Zoo is managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society, which boasts of running more than 500 projects in sixty-five countries through global field offices whose employees work to advance sustainable development; address issues of global climate change, health and well-being, and natural-resource use; and pursue other noble-sounding objectives that attest to the totality of man’s dominion over the lesser beasts.
posted by latkes
on Jan 20, 2013 -
World War II was a time that called for many things from many different people. However, one Polish soldier stepped above and beyond the call of his nature. He carried ammunition, he helped his squad members get better at wrestling, and he drank and smoked with the rest of them - Wojtek, the soldier bear
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posted by lizarrd
on Aug 12, 2010 -
is the only pig
in Afghanistan. An already lonely existence has been made sadder as fears of swine-flu have caused zoo officials to place him in quarantine
, depriving him of contact with his best friend - a nearby goat.
posted by grapefruitmoon
on May 8, 2009 -
The Eco Zoo
- some amazing Japanese 3D Flash. If you take a close look at the animals there... you might be able to get some tips to live in a more environmentally friendly way!
posted by Artw
on Sep 13, 2008 -
We're all used to animal cams at the zoo
. You can watch animals in the wild
or in captivity
. But how about a live animal cam at...the library
posted by nax
on May 15, 2008 -
Were you psychologically damaged at a petting zoo?. The Childhood Goat Trauma Foundation was created in 1982 by a small group that originally came together as an informal support group for problems that were the result of traumatic experiences at petting zoos as children. This group realized that there were many others out there who were afraid to come forward with their horrific stories and wanted to find some way to help as many people as they could. The Childhood Goat Trauma Foundation is the result of their dream.
posted by amyms
on Jul 30, 2007 -
Hey, Mum, look at the hairless monkeys!
A group of hairless monkeys are the latest exhibit at Adelaide Zoo. Some background information on the project is available here
(you may wonder, as I did, why it took a news site to provide the background to the project) and a live stream from the enclosure here
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posted by dg
on Jan 2, 2007 -
Scott Petersen, aka "reptileman"
, opens his Serpentarium
to visitors 365 days a year.
Have a look at some of his snakes, lizards, invertebrates,
crocodilians, and turtles, and
reptileman recommends that you also visit Zach's
, where you can meet Jerky
, and Cola
, all of whom are lizards.
posted by owhydididoit
on Aug 20, 2006 -
Bought from a slave trader and put on display at the Bronx zoo:
the strange, sad story of Ota Benga, a Pygmy with filed teeth brought from the Congo to America in 1906. Here
are a couple of contemporary news accounts of the controversial exhibit. After the zoo, Benga tried to make a life in America, studying to be a missionary. "But what he really wanted to do
was to tell everyone in this country that his people were dying, and why. I think he thought that eventually they'd listen. But they never did. That, to me, is the real tragedy."
In 1916, at the age of 32, he built a ceremonial fire, chipped off the caps on his teeth, performed a final tribal dance, and shot himself
with a stolen pistol. Creationists
say the story illustrates "the racism of evolutionary theory" and "the horrors that evolutionary theory has brought to society."
posted by CunningLinguist
on Aug 7, 2006 -