By: KDKA-TV News Staff POWELL, Ohio (KDKA) — A 4-year-old greater one-horned rhino has a new home at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. READ MORE: State Troopers Investigating Shooting Death Of 21-Year-Old In Cambria County The rhino, named Brian, arrived at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on April 9, 2021 from the Center for Conservation of Tropical Ungulates in Florida. (Photo Credit: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium) Brian weighs around 3,500 pounds, and zoo experts say that his species is particularly vulnerable and only recently was elevated from endangered status due to dedicated conservation efforts. READ MORE: Marsha Skibicki Arrested Multiple Times Overnight, Accused Of Repeatedly Fighting Back Against Officers “Brian’s move was recommended as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Species Survival Plan® (SSP), a cooperatively managed program designed to maximize the genetic diversity and increase the population sustainability of threatened and … [Read more...] about Visitors Can See Member Of Once-Endangered Rhino Species At Columbus Zoo And Aquarium
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April 11, 2021 - 09:23 BST Arya Jyothi Find out which attractions you can visit from April 12 as the Prime Minister confirms further easing of lockdown restrictions. The long-awaited opening of outdoor attractions is finally upon us! From 12 April, you'll be able to get out and about (with the necessary COVID precautions in place, of course) and mix with five other people or one other household. To help you plan your family-friendly day trips, and celebrate reaching Stage Two of the lockdown roadmap, we've gathered together the very best attractions, so you don't have to. Bring out your wildest spring outfits and get ready for good things ahead! Zoos Visit your favourite animals next week with a trip to the zoo. Reopening after months of lockdown, zookeepers are certain the animals will be just as excited to see you as you are them! Check out some of the most exciting zoos to reopen from Monday 12th, but don't … [Read more...] about 12 April lockdown: family-friendly attractions that are re-opening from theme parks to zoos
One aquarium in Chicago is barring guests during the COVID-19 pandemic—so it is allowing its own resident penguins to have a run of the place. Shedd Aquarium announced on March 13 that it is closed to the public until March 29 as a precaution amid the coronavirus outbreak. It assured the public that caretakers and veterinarians will still look after the animals during its temporary closure. With exhibits empty, the aquarium allowed one of its rockhopper penguins to explore, as seen in a video yesterday, March 16, on Instagram. The aquarium said, “Some of the penguins went on a field trip to meet other animals at Shedd. Wellington seemed most interested in the fishes in Amazon Rising!” Today, it shared a video of a pair of rockhopper penguins, Edward and Annie, looking around the facilities with curiosity. The Shedd said it will keep providing digital coverage of its animals during the closure and assured, “Our caregivers are constantly providing new activities, experiences, … [Read more...] about WATCH: Penguins walk free in aquarium during coronavirus closure
The US Department of Agriculture licenses 470 zoos in America. This number makes them a great place to experience wildlife and nature. The USA has some of the oldest zoos and best zoos in the U.S. Some of the largest zoos, with their top-class facilities, have a wide range of exotic and endangered animals to offer to the general public. If you are an animal lover and looking for some thrilling animal encounters, then you can enjoy the wide range of animal-focused attractions offered in the country. Should keeping animals in captivity be legal? There is a lot of controversies attached to keeping animals in captivity for human spectators. Many animal rights activists have spoken against it. However, the USA has managed to make its zoos committed to animal conservation. There are plenty of strict laws that are followed for animal safety and happiness. Related Articles Top 5 CBD Gummies on Amazon 6 Benefits of Eating Organic Chicken Can Cats Have Asthma? Which … [Read more...] about Best zoo in the U.S.
'Tis the season to be jolly, and what could be more jolly than amusing animal stories? From Christmas tree lights powered by electric eels to the "magical" origin of flying reindeer, here are some of our favorite holiday critters. Eel-powered decorations Zoos and aquariums have come up with some creative holiday exhibits in the past, but this one ranks among the best: An aquarium in Kamakura, Japan, allured guests with a Christmas tree tastefully lit with electricity from electric eels. The eels' tank contained two aluminum panels, and each time the animals moved, they generated enough electricity to power one string of flashing white lights on a 6.5-foot (2 meter) tree, Reuters reported in 2010. Electric eels have organs with special power-storing cells that work like tiny batteries. When the eels are hunting or feel threatened, the cells discharge a burst of about 600 volts — five times as much power as a standard U.S. wall socket. A recent study revealed how … [Read more...] about Adorable Animal Holiday Stories That Will Make You Jolly
We may not be able to travel overseas right now, but the government has given us $100 in (domestic) tourism credits to use on attractions, staycations and other fun things to do. Have you used yours? Don’t panic if you haven’t, as the expiry date of these vouchers have been extended from end June to end December 2021. For fresh, fun ways to rediscover this 728-square-km city, take some cues from local celebs such as Zoe Tay, Hong Ling and He Ying Ying. 1. Hong Ling: Exploring the Rail Corridor The “118” actress headed up to the newly reopened Rail Corridor to relax in the fresh air. “Woke up super early today for a walk,” Hong Ling wrote via Instagram, sharing this pic of herself looking fab in athleisure. 2. Tay Kewei: Getting cultured at Selegie Arts Centre The “Momo Ai Zhe Ni” singer has always been about finding activities for her entire family. According to her Instagram, this included an outing to the Selegie Arts Centre — an iconic shophouse that is managed … [Read more...] about How have celebs like Zoe Tay been rediscovering Singapore?