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Chongqing Zoo on Mothers' Day 2011 was a magical place. I saw everything from pandas to bears to fish and the delight of the children was infectious. The grounds were magnificent although it was a little hot. After the zoo we had a traditional hot pot lunch before heading to the port to board for a several day cruise up the Yangtze River.
Visitors never seem to notice the crickets that are in the exhibits for food for the various animals. But they are fascinating to watch, too.
A wild duck mother leads her ducklings through the crowd on the main path near Big Cat Falls. Zoo staff said she had actually taken her ducklings in one of the exhibit areas earlier (which was not a good place for her to be). So I tried to steer her past the entrance. But I think she probably doubled back later.
Penguins at the NEW Zoo
Checking out the wind simulator
New Zoo Tortoises
Please take two seconds to like the video and leave a comment. Fraps = RAGE QUIT Tycooning the Zoo #8 Campaign level: Zookeeper In Training (Part 7) Also Campaign level: Troubled Zoos (Part 1)
Neil and Matilda at the Zoo
Keeper for a Day is an amazing experience that takes you behind the scenes into the daily lives of our keepers and gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity to get really close to some of Taronga Zoo's most popular animals. As a Keeper for a Day, participants will be able to try their hand at tasks such as preparing food and devising enrichment activities, cleaning enclosures, feeding and meeting some of our animals, and going behind the scenes at our world-renowned Wildlife Hospital. As part of a group of up to five people, you will be assigned to one of our experienced keepers, who will be your host for the day.
Meet our baby Rhino who was born at Monarto Zoo on Anzac Day. You can adopt him by visiting www.zoossa.com.au
Father, mother and baby giraffes were all out together this weekend. In this video, you can see Gus and Stella nuzzling while Abigail watches - Until Gus sees her, and she slinks away. (I think Gus wants Abigail to have a new sister or brother!)
First Queensland Rhino Baby Born Today Australia Zoo announces new addition to its family PLUS the chance to name her! Win the chance to name our gorgeous baby Rhino cgi.ebay.com.au Australia Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of our first Baby Rhino this morning AEST 3.15am Tuesday 12 April 2011. Manu Ludden, Head of Australia Zoo's Africa Department, said the female calf, weighing between 50 and 60 kilos, is doing extremely well, and has already started feeding from her proud mother Caballe (pronounced KA-BARL-EE). "Our little Rhino Calf was on the move immediately after being born and she has already had at least three good long feeds," Manu said. "She is a really active little girl, and we couldn't be happier with her progress. "Mum is also doing well. She is super relaxed and she seems quite content with her new little calf," she said. Caballe has been with Australia Zoo since August 2010 after she travelled from Hamilton Zoo in Auckland. Caballe is a Southern White Rhinoceros which is listed as Near Threatened by IUCN due to continued poaching threats and the high illegal demand for its horn. One of Africa's 'Big 5' animals, the Rhino is endangered, with an estimated 20150 White Rhinos left in the wild, and 780 in captivity. "White Rhinos are doing the best of all the Rhino species, numbering more than all the other species put together," said Manu. "This hasn't always been the case though, with numbers dropping to less than 100 individuals at the turn of the ...
The newest addition to the Cincinnati Zoo's family. A baby giraffe born on 4-2-2011
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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has achieved another significant first with the successful hatching of a North Island brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) on Mar. 23, 2011. The Columbus Zoo is only the third zoo in North America to successfully hatch a kiwi chick since the first one hatched at Smithsonian's National Zoo in 1975 and this chick is only the fifth kiwi to successfully hatch in as many years. "The fact this egg successfully hatched is a testament to the amazing care and attention given by our staff in consultation with professional colleagues around the world" said Columbus Zoo and Aquarium President and CEO Dale Schmidt. "Like an expectant parent, kiwi expert Kathy Brader from Smithsonian's National Zoo rushed to Central Ohio to be here and assist our team with the newly hatched chick." Kiwis are flightless birds about the size of a domestic chicken and the egg, weighing as much as 20% of the female's body weight, is the largest egg in relation to body size of any bird. The female kiwi lays one egg at a time in the burrow occupied by the male kiwi. In the wild the male completes the average 86-day incubation process on his own. At the Zoo eggs are checked to see if they are fertile 30-45 days after they are laid. To maximize the potential of a successful hatching a fertile egg is placed in an incubator where it is monitored for temperature and humidity and turned slightly each day. Once the chick pips the egg it takes about four days for it to completely emerge and it ...
More ACLU related videos at www.youtube.com When President Barack Obama issued an executive order last week clearly breaking his promise to close the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Jon Stewart's commentary on "The Daily Show" really got to the crux of the issue by pointing out that holding human beings in prisons without evidence treats them more like animals in zoos, as I show in this video. The clips I use of Thomas Friedman come from the June 11, 2006, broadcast of CBS' "Face The Nation," a longer segment of which is available online at www.youtube.com The clip I use of President Barack Obama promising to close the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, comes from my own previously monetized video uploaded November 20, 2008, available online at www.youtube.com The clips I use of Jon Stewart come from the March 9, 2011, broadcast of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," a longer segment of which is available online at www.thedailyshow.com The image I use of President Obama's March 7, 2011, executive order titled "Periodic Review of Individuals Detained at Guantánamo Bay Naval Station Pusuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force" comes from the webpage at www.whitehouse.gov The public domain image I use of President James Madison comes from the webpage at commons.wikimedia.org The quote I use of James Madison's speech proposing the amendments to the US Constitution that became the Bill of Rights comes from the webpage at www.jmu.edu The image I ...
The Brookfield Zoo near Chicago debuted 10 African wild dog puppies to the public Tuesday. The litter was one of only three successful breeding groups among North American zoos in 2010. The species is critically endangered. (March 16)
The African wild dog pups born last Thanksgiving are now out and about on a regular basis at Habitat Africa: the Kopje at Brookfield Zoo. The 10 pups, born to mom Kim and dad Digger, are now 16 weeks old. As long as the weather remains above 40 degrees, they will have access to their outdoor yard, along with Digger's brother, "Uncle" Duke. Brookfield Zoo is one of 11 accredited North American zoos to have a breeding group and one of only three zoos to produce litters this past year. This litter of six males and four females is critically important to the managed population of African wild dogs in North America. Once common in virtually every environment in southern Africa, excluding rain forests and the driest deserts, African wild dogs now inhabit only the savannahs and grasslands, making them one of the continent's most endangered predators.
The Houston Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a female Masai giraffe, the first birth in The African Forest, the Zoo's newest addition which opened on December 10, 2010. There's more info and photos on our website at www.houstonzoo.org The Houston Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a female Masai giraffe, the Mom Tyra delivered the healthy female calf shortly after 5 pm on March 4 at the McGovern Giraffe Exhibit at The African Forest following a 14 month pregnancy. "Tyra went into labor at approximately 3:15 pm yesterday and delivered her baby 5:15 pm," said Houston Zoo Hoofed Stock Supervisor Laurie McGivern. The as yet unnamed calf was standing on her own and nursing by 6:15 pm "The calf weighs 150 pounds and is 6 foot 6 inches tall. She's a strong healthy baby," said McGivern. This is 12 year old Tyra's sixth calf. Kiva, the father is 15 years old. With this new arrival, the Houston Zoo's herd of Masai giraffe has grown to 8, including 5 males and 3 females. While Masai giraffes are not threatened or endangered in their native habitat, there are 92 Masai giraffes living in 24 North American zoos. Giraffes are the tallest living terrestrial animal. The average male is about 17 feet tall and can weigh 3000 pounds, while an average female is over 14 feet tall. On average, Masai giraffes weigh between 125 and 150 pounds at birth and stand approximately 6 feet tall.
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Austrailia House at Brookfield Zoo has a new resident out of the pouch and exploring more every day. A male baby wombat (called a joey), born in the summer of 2010 to mom Kambora, developed in the pouch following a gestation period of approximately 21 days. Immediately after birth, the tiny joey crawled into Kambora's pouch, where he was sleeping and nursing for approximately nine months to get all the necessary nutrients it needs to fully develop. In 1974, Brookfield Zoo was home to the first southern hairy-nosed wombat born outside of Australia. Since then, there have been 15 successful wombat births at Brookfield Zoo. Currently, Brookfield Zoo is one of only four zoos in North America to exhibit southern hairy-nosed wombats.
"Nokopo" (pronounced NOH-koh-poh), an eight-month-old female Matschie's tree kangaroo joey, is starting to explore her world with her mother at the Saint Louis Zoo's Emerson Children's Zoo. Nokopo was born the size of a lima bean in July, 2010. She immediately moved into her mother's pouch to be nurtured and developed. She is named after a village in Papua New Guinea. At about six months old, she started climbing partially out of the pouch. Now at eight months, she just barely fits inside the pouch! When she's about 10 months old, she will officially move out of the pouch, but will continue to nurse until she is at least 16 months old. This is the third offspring for mother "Kasbeth" and father "Iri" and the third tree 'roo ever to be born at the Saint Louis Zoo. Kasbeth and Iri were paired under the recommendation of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan for tree kangaroos. The endangered Matschie's tree kangaroo is a small marsupial found only in the thick, mountainous forests of Papua New Guinea, an island just south of the equator, north of Australia. A relative of terrestrial kangaroos, the reddish-brown and cream colored tree kangaroo also retains the legendary ability to jump. The tree kangaroo can leap as far as 30 feet from a tree to the ground. Little is known about tree kangaroo behavior in the wild, though it is presumed to live a solitary lifestyle. Females and males have non-overlapping ranges, and the only strong social bonds are ...
The Houston Zoo is proud to announce the births of two endangered maned wolf pups. Born December 30 to mom Lucy, 6 years old and father Seis, 8 years old, the pups are being hand reared at the Houston Zoo's Denton Cooley Animal Hospital. "This is the first successful birth of maned wolves at the Houston Zoo in over 10 years," said Houston Zoo Curator of Carnivores and Primates Hollie Colahan. "The pups weigh just over 5 pounds now and are being cared for around the clock by Zoo carnivore and animal hospital staff," added Colahan. The pups are fed 6 times each day and were just introduced to solid food last week. The pups, Diego and Dora, were named after the lead characters in the children's television cartoon programs Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go. Maned wolves were featured prominently in an episode of Go Diego Go. Maned wolves are native to the grasslands, savannahs and tall grass prairies of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia. The species once thrived and ranged throughout much of South America. Unlike other wolves that live in cooperative breeding packs, maned wolves are solitary animals. Little is known about their lives in the wild where their populations are increasingly threatened by habitat loss to agriculture. There are less than 100 maned wolves living in zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Only 17 maned wolf pups were born in 2009. Studies are in place to understand why maned wolves breed poorly. Information collected from zoo ...
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Video courtesy of and copyright by Mesker Park Zoo Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden is proud to announce the birth of a male Francois' Langur (Trachypithecus francoisi). The baby, belonging to mother Liang, was born on November 26, 2010. The baby's bright orange coloring makes it easy to spot in the langur exhibit, located inside the Discovery Center. The baby is held constantly by either Liang or Sai, another female langur in the collection. Francois' Langurs are leaf-eating monkeys found in the forests of Vietnam, Laos, and China. They are usually associated with limestone formations and often sleep in caves. Mother Francois's Langurs typically have one infant at a time, following a 200-day gestation period, and nurse the baby for up to two years. There are only about seventy Francois Langurs in fourteen North American Zoos, seven of them found at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden. Francois's Langurs have been exhibited at the Zoo since the spring of 2003. Evansville's Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden is open 365 days a year from 9 am -- 4 pm (must leave grounds by 5 pm). Winter admission rates are: Adult - $6.50 and children ages 3-12 - $5.50. Children under 3 are free. In recognition of their support, Vanderburgh County residents receive $1 discount. Group discounts and yearly memberships are also available. Please visit www.meskerparkzoo.com for more information.
What does it take to care for a pride of lions? Go behind the scenes with Great Cats Curator Craig Saffoe as he works with animal keepers and veterinarians to prepare the National Zoo's frisky lion cubs for their public debut. For more about the Zoo's growing pride and to watch them on live webcams: nationalzoo.si.edu
Our little Tawny Frogmouth chick was born at Adelaide Zoo in October. Check out this gorgeous ball of fluff as he grows into a mini-me of his parents. www.zoossa.com.au
A series of gags from the Kalama Zoo. Director: Tex Avery Producer: Leon Schlesinger Translate this cartoon: universalsubtitles.org Playlist for Merrie Melodies Cartoons: www.youtube.com
Preview of Dozy's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico Entry Title: "Tuxtla Zoo and Canyon del Sumidero" Entry: "I met a woman named Jennifer who is also a teacher visiting San Cristobal to work on her Spanish (which is already really good), and to create a cultural exchange curriculum for her NYC students using objects and photos. She's attending the same language school as I and we met on a school trip to the Museum of Mayan Medicine. On Friday, I ran into her at school and asked if she wanted to come with me on a trip to the zoo at Tuxtla. She didn't have anything else going on so we met at the Cathedral in the center of San Cristobal at 9am on Saturday. The bus stop for Tuxtla-bound collectivos is just around the corner from the OCC terminal on the carretera. We only waited about 5 or 10 minutes for the van to fill up before we headed to Tuxtla. The scenery on the road is beautiful. I missed it on the way up because I arrived at night. The road is relatively smooth and it took MEX$30 and an hour and 15 minutes before they dropped us in Tuxtla at the bus stop at roughly Ave 7a sur oriente and 1a calle sur oriente. Collectivo number 60- Zooologico was just around the corner and it dropped us at the zoo in about 15 minutes for MEX$4. I don't really like zoos and rarely visit them at all. I was talked into seeing this one ...
On the morning of Thursday, November 4, 2010, the Los Angeles Zoo moved 25-year-old Asian elephant Billy into a completed section of the new six-acre Elephants of Asia exhibit, scheduled to open December 16. Zoo staff used pumpkins to create a trail for Billy to follow into his new home. After cautiously stepping into the new habitat, Billy began eating the pumpkins along with some of the landscaping. Billy then showered himself underneath the new waterfall and dug into the river sand which surrounds the habitat. "Seeing Billy explore and engage inside his new habitat, was an amazing and rewarding sight," said Los Angeles Zoo Director John Lewis. "All of the hard work and dedication on the part of Zoo staff and supporters is paying off and the Los Angeles Zoo is excited to share this incredible exhibit and these stunning animals with Angelenos." The new Elephants of Asia exhibit is scheduled to open December 16th. The habitat will include features dedicated to the health and welfare of the elephants such as bathing pools, sandy hills, varied topography, enrichment opportunities and a state of the art barn that is capable of caring for elephants of all ages. Elephants of Asia will focus on the rich connection between elephants and the cultures of Thailand, India, China and Cambodia. The exhibit will familiarize guests with the challenges Asian elephants face in the wild, including their shrinking natural habitat, and give visitors the opportunity to directly contribute to ...
Early this month, North Carolina Zoo staff made the tough decision to take their new baby chimp in for hand-rearing after it became clear that the baby's first-time mother could not adequately care for her. The baby is healthy and eating well and weighs 3 lbs. 14 oz. She is cared for by staff 24 hours a day and is carried by them most of the time except for brief periods in an incubator. The goal is to get the infant back into the chimpanzee group as soon as possible. She is shown to the chimpanzee group each day for visual socialization. Video by Rod Hackney and copyright North Carolina Zoo. See more at www.ZooBorns.com
Happy Halloween from the Reptile Discovery Center at the Smithsonian's National Zoo!
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Animals at the Detroit Zoo terrorize pumpkins and other features of the fall harvest, alternately destroying the items or guarding them from other creatures. All of this is part of the zoo's annual 'Smashing Pumpkins' event. (Oct. 22)
The Calgary zoo's six-year old female red panda Malikha gave birth to two cubs late last month. In this video we get a sneak peek at the two red panda cubs.
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**Version with Spanish subtitles available: www.youtube.com Humanity relies on nature - and time is running out for many species. The accumulated knowledge of zoos and aquariums is crucial in the fight to save biodiversity. EAZA members are at the forefront of wildlife conservation. This film, produced to mark International Year of Biodiversity 2010, explores some of the links between zoos and field conservation projects. EAZA is the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, linking and representing more than 300 institutions across Europe and beyond. To find your local EAZA member visit: www.eaza.net -------- The video features interviews with the following people: Bengt Holst - Director of Research and Conservation at Copenhagen Zoo, Denmark Patrícia Medici - Coordinator, Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative, Brazil Stewart Muir - Director, Newquay Zoo, UK Nguyen Van Thai - Program Officer, Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program, Vietnam Dr Christoph Schwitzer - Head of Research, Bristol Zoo Gardens, UK; and Executive Secretary, The Lemur Conservation Association (AEECL) Production Team: Director/Producer: Paul King Director of Photography: Mark Verkerk Editor: Natassia Wijdeveld 2nd Unit Camera: Paul Woodd-Walker 2nd Unit Production: Rebecca Harris Production: Esther Hertog Graphic Design: Robert Doets Production Assistant: Suzanne Schreve Music composed and performed by Steven de Geus Special thanks to MacGyver Post Production Amsterdam This production was made ...
If youve spent any time watching the Zoos North American river otters or our Asian small-clawed otters, youve probably noticed that otters seem almost as home in the water as most fish. But, did you know that otters have to be taught how to swim? Otter pups arent born with any innate knowledge of how to swim or handle themselves in the water. And since otters depend on water to survive, mom has to teach her babies how to be as home in the water as they are on land. In March, Audrey, the Zoos North American river otter female, gave birth to three healthy male pups. At around 30 days old, the pups are strong enough to begin their swimming lessons although sometimes, theyre not the most enthusiastic students much like kids everywhere. But Audrey is a good mom and a patient, persistent teacher. She teaches each pup individually at first this allows her to focus her full attention on each pup and each lesson especially since its the first time the pups have been in the water. Audrey teaches the pups in stages making sure each pup is comfortable with one step before moving on to the next. Typically, Audrey eases her pup into the water, then teaches him to float. After floating comes swimming, and the pups learn how to maneuver and swim, skills that are vital to their survival as adults. Once the pup is confident as a swimmer, Audrey teaches him to dive and move underwater. Then, she teaches each pup how to dry off and stay warm after a dip in the pool. As anyone whos been ...
When animal care staff at the Smithsonian's National Zoo need to know when to breed their pandas or when to expect a cub they turn to the Endocrine (Hormones) Research Lab at the Zoo's Front Royal, Va. facility. This lab--one of the largest in the world--is dedicated to enhancing the reproduction and well-being of animals living in zoos and in the wild. Lab technician Sarah Putman explains one of the most frequent questions asked about the pandas: Why is there no panda pregnancy test?
myworldtravel.weebly.com The Red Panda (taxonomic name Ailurus fulgens, "shining cat") is a small arboreal mammal and the only species of the genus Ailurus. Slightly larger than a domestic cat, it has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs. It eats mainly bamboo, but is omnivorous and may also eat eggs, birds, insects, and small mammals. It is a solitary animal, mainly active from dusk to dawn, and is largely sedentary during the day. Endemic to the temperate forests of the Himalayas, the Red Panda ranges from Nepal in the west to China in the east. It is also found in northern India, Bhutan and northern Myanmar. Accurate population figures in the wild are difficult to find, with estimates ranging from 11000 to 20000 worldwide. Although it is protected by law in all countries where it lives, its numbers in the wild continue to decline mainly due to habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, and inbreeding depression. The Red Panda is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN red list (2009.01), and is listed in CITES appendix I. It has been previously classified in the families Procyonidae (raccoon) and Ursidae (bears), but recent research has placed it in its own family Ailuridae, in superfamily Musteloidea along with Mustelidae, Procyonidae, and Mephitidae. Two subspecies are recognized. The Red Panda is quite adaptable to living in captivity and is common in zoos worldwide. As of 2006 the international studbook listed more ...
Zoos are supposed to be about conservation and helping animals. But wildlife experts say some zoos, particularly those that are privately funded, all too often engage in the illegal wildlife trade. At one zoo in southern Malaysia, Al Jazeera was offered several animals for sale including leopard cats, which are protected by international conventions banning their trade. Al Jazeera's Laura Kyle reports (23 Mar 2010)
The Santa Barbara Zoo's four new 4-month-old capybaras are now out on exhibit near the courtyard as of Tuesday, March 2, 2010. This adorable litter, consisting of 3 males and 1 female, came to the Santa Barbara Zoo from the Alameda Park Zoo in New Mexico. Capybaras are the world's largest rodent from Central and South America, and can grow up to 4 feet long and 100-150 pounds! Nicknamed "swamp hogs," capybaras are dependent on water and well adapted to it - they even have webbed feet. Capybaras swim and dive freely and can stay submerged underwater for up to five minutes. They also wallow in water to protect skin from hot sun. Like all rodents, capybaras must chew and gnaw to wear down continually growing teeth. They tend to live in groups of about 20 adults.
A baby bonobo was born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium yesterday afternoon as Zoo volunteers and staff who have been conducting around the clock observations since February 17 watched via surveillance camera. This is the eleventh bonobo born at the Columbus Zoo since the Zoo received its first bonobos in 1990 in conjunction with the Species Survival Plan (SSP) for this endangered ape. This is the fourth baby for mother Susie who is caring for the newborn in the company of the other bonobos in her group including her offspring Donnie, born in 1993, and Lola, born in 2004. Daughter Kimia, born in 1999, now resides at the Cincinnati Zoo. Bonobos live in dynamic groups and confirmation of the babys sire, either Toby or Jimmy, awaits the results of genetic paternity testing. Currently there are 85 bonobos in ten facilities in North America and 15 reside at the Columbus Zoo. Bonobos and people share more than 98% of the same DNA; in fact, bonobos and chimpanzees are more closely related genetically to humans than they are to gorillas. The bonobo is the smallest of the great apes and is a separate species from the chimpanzee. Females give birth to a single baby after a gestation period of approximately 8.5 months. Bonobos were the last of the great apes to be discovered and is the rarest with only 5000-50000 living in the equatorial forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The primary threat to the endangered bonobo is human behavior, mainly habitat destruction caused ...
Three rare maned wolf pups have begun exploring their exhibit at Denver Zoo. Born Dec. 24, 2009, they are Cayenne, a female, and Santiago and Diego, her brothers. They've all just received a clean bill of health by Denver Zoo doctors. Watch this video and then come visit them between Denver Zoo's two Feline Buildings.
The Minnesota Zoos new white cheeked gibbon infant, who is just over 3 weeks old.
The newest additions to the Zoo's Cat House.
Next to the majestic Dusit Palace in the Dusit district of Bangkok is the oldest zoo in Thailand, Dusit Zoo (สวนสัตว์ดุสิต), which numbers more than one-and-a-half thousand animals drawn from around the world in a well thought out and harmonious setting that makes this zoo and enjoyable visit. I arrive late in the afternoon on a weekday, its very quiet and the zoo is starting to wind down for the evening, but there is still time for a pleasant couple of hours trawling round the zoo which is taken in via a long, circular road that follows the perimeter of the tranquil lake that the zoos life revolves around. The zoos history in fact goes back the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), a well-travelled and famous monarch who brought many foreign influences and ideas back to Bangkok with him. He was inspired by botanical gardens he saw on overseas trips and was moved to create one within the Suan Dusit garden by filling in the middle of the lake and constructing a man-made hill; giving it the name Kao Din Wa Na. He also brought back a herd of chital deer from a visit to the Java Islands and bred them in the gardens of the Ambra Villa, in the Dusit Palace grounds; these would later be transferred to the Dusit Zoo. Fast forward to 1938. With Thailand now a constitutional monarchy, the government of the day, headed by the Prime Minister Field Marshal Piboolsongkram requested the land around Suan Dusit to use for a public zoo and recreational area. Prince Arthit Thip-apha, who ...
Holiday Magic presented by ComEd December 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-31 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Its that time of year to celebrate the holiday season with family and friends during Brookfield Zoo's 28th annual Holiday Magic! The Opening Ceremony and Tree Lighting ceremony will be on Dec. 5 at 6:00 pm (North side of Roosevelt Fountain). Zoo director Stuart Strahl will open the ceremony and Cook County Board President Todd Stroger is scheduled to appear for the tree lighting. This year, nearly one million twinkling lights will illuminate the zoos walkways, and you can enjoy ice-carving demonstrations, live musical performances, and the new Wild Lights Spectacular light show at Roosevelt Fountain! (With 50 trees decorated in LED lights, the new choreographed show will take place every hour on the half hour between 5:30 and 8:30 pm each night.) Also new this year is an indoor 41-foot by 25-foot model railroad candyland-theme display that can simultaneously run up to 13 trains. For a full schedule of events go to www.CZS.org
POWELL, Ohio Brighten your holidays with the magic of Wildlights, a celebration at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium presented by American Electric Power beginning November 20, 2009. Wildlights has been a Central Ohio family tradition for 21 years and this year the Zoo, with the generous help from AEP, has converted all of its holiday lights to greener energy saving LED lights. This year the Zoo will premier the Holiday Encounters Village presented by Bob Evans Farms Inc. Enjoy a celebration of pop-culture from holidays past featuring replica memorabilia from great movies like A Christmas Story, Elf, A Charlie Brown Christmas and more. Dont miss A Pop-Culture Christmas, the animated holiday light show set to pop-carols. And, rounding out the Holiday Encounters Village is the jolly old elf himself, Santa and his reindeer. Also new in 2009, the Magical Timbernacle Forest Chorus sponsored by Disney on Ice presents 100 Years of Magic. This chorus consists of 29 melodious animatronic arbors that come together to create a 12 foot tall holiday evergreen. Several trees will give a nod to their favorite Disney characters including Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Pluto. Back by popular demand, Rhythms around the Watering Hole, the original animated Zoo light show will return with a high-energy culmination of contemporary carols. This nine-minute show runs every half hour nightly beginning at 5 pm The hit animal show of the summer is back with a holiday twist. Animals on Safari: Holidays at ...