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Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children & Denver Zoo Announce Mascot Contest Winner

DENVER , June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Denver Zoo and HealthONE's Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) revealed today Denver's newest mascot, Jack, the Rocky Mountain river otter. Jack, named after Dr. Jack Chang, is the official animal mascot of the new pediatric hospital. (Photo:...

Lincoln Park Zoo researcher awarded prestigious conservation biology fellowship

Sarah Keenan Jacobi, Ph.D., an environmental analyst for Lincoln Park Zoo's Urban Wildlife Institute was recently selected from a pool of highly qualified candidates worldwide to receive the prestigious Smith Fellowship from the Society for Conservation Biology and the Cedar Tree Foundation. It is...

Foot-and-mouth Disease Outbreak Forces Thiruvananthapuram Zoo to Shut Down

The Thiruvananthapuram Zoo has barred the entry of visitors for a week following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease . The zoo has reportedly lost its entire stock of Indian gaur (Bos Gaurus) -- a lookalike of the Indian bison - and 12 blackbucks in the week gone by. It was confi...

San Diego Zoo Prepares Itself Against Bird Flu

In an attempt to protect against bird flu, it has been proposed to spend an amount of $500,000 towards the protection of more than 3000 species// of rare birds (only found in captivity) in the San Diego Zoo. The previous threats from Newcastle disease that occurred three years ago in the Uni...

12 Deer Die of Pneumonia in Tripura Zoo

At least 12 spotted deer have died of pneumonia at the Sipahijala wildlife sanctuary-cum-zoo in Tripura, officials said Saturday//. A wildlife officer said the deer suffered from a bout of pneumonia as the state was lashed by thunderstorms and intermittent rains during the past week. "I...

Gorilla Dies during Heart Surgery at Washington Zoo

Kuja, a 23-year-old western lowland gorilla died at Washington's National Zoo on Saturday while undergoing surgery //for heart disease. This animal was one of Washington zoo's two adult male western lowland gorillas. These gorillas are an endangered species native to the tropical rain forests...

Diseased Parakeets in Exhibit in Zoo

A zoo official has alleged that the San Francisco Zoo had knowingly imported parakeets with a contagious and commonly fatal bird disease for an exhibit encouraging human interaction //. While the disease is not infectious cannot to humans bird lovers are concerned that the virus which causes ps...

Arizona's AM 1230 KOY to be Broadcast from SCAN Health Plan Studios

...munity-outreach initiatives by the health plan. Last month more than 114 SCAN employees and families participated in the Arthritis Walk at the Phoenix zoo to raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation. The November opening of the SCAN Resource Center provided a place for local seniors to attend programs an...

SCAN Health Plan Partners With Local Station ABC 15 to Provide Healthy Living Tips and Resources to Area Seniors

...eries of community-outreach initiatives by the health plan. On May 2 more than 40 SCAN employees will participate in the Arthritis Walk at the Phoenix zoo to raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation. The November opening of the SCAN Resource Center provided a place for local seniors to attend programs an...

Human Services, Health Organizations and Transit Receive a Majority of Kresge's Nearly $73 Million in First Quarter Grants

...mmunity College Springfield $850,000 Mid-Ohio Foodbank Columbus $1,450,000 The Toledo zoo Toledo $600,000 OREGON Clackamas County Children's Commission Marylhurst $200,000 ...

Dr Howard Holtz Named New Jersey Top Doctor for Third Consecutive Year

...elemedicine services, such as blood pressure monitoring, through "e-appointments" in 2009. His practice is located near the Turtle Back zoo at the intersection of Northfield Avenue and Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange, New Jersey, near the South Mountain Reservation. Contact information ...

Karen Winnick Appointed Chairwoman of Winnick Family Foundation

... Winnick International Conference Center at the Simon Wiesenthal Center / Jerusalem Winnick Children's zoo in Los Angeles Winnick Faculty Scholar at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University ...

Thinking Man's Chimp Shows 1st Animal 'Planning'

... Swedish zoo resident would secretly stash rocks, 'missiles' to...-- For years, Santino, a male chimp at the Furuvik zoo in Lund, Sweden, was in the habit of spending two hours before the zoo opened collecting rocks and other "ammunition" to ...

Papua New Guinea declares first national conservation area

...rk with conservation biologists from Woodland Park zoo in Seattle and Arlington, Va.-based Conservation I...abek, field conservation director at Woodland Park zoo and director of the zoo's Tree Kangaroo Conservati...tive, has provided a grant to CI and Woodland Park zoo to support the YUS Conservation Area, PNG communit...

eDiets.com(R) and Diversified Health & Fitness Announce New Strategic Marketing Partnership

...S. and approximately 20 clubs in the international markets of Canada and Europe operating under the brand names Rejuvenate Health and Fitness Centers, zoo Health Club, Liberty Fitness and Weight Loss Centers, ShapeXpress, and Sedona Fitness for Women and Fit Zone for Women, The Blitz, Ultimate Woman, Fit...

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey(R) Proudly Announces Its First Elephant Calf Born From Artificial Insemination

...ly the fourth elephant to be born in the United States from artificial insemination (AI). The first calf born from an AI was in 1999 at Dickerson Park zoo in Springfield, Missouri under the watch of Dr. Dennis Schmitt, Chair of Veterinary Care and Director of Research for Ringling Bros. and Barnum &...

'Hot' Toys May Not Be the Best Present

...money, and children love spending time with their parents and other children," Kramer said. "Whether it's a day at the ice-skating rink, a trip to the zoo or an IOU to take them and a friend to a movie of their choice, giving a part of yourself is economical, builds positive memories and strengthens the ...

Cancer Patients in Southeastern Florida Now Benefiting From RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Treatments

...ion of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) two to eight times faster than was previously possible. Robbins, a former director of the National zoo in Washington, DC, is mid-way through his eight and one half weeks of treatment. "I feel very healthy for my age," said Robbins, who swims over 70 l...

Sex Bomb - What Really Turns Us On in the Naughty 'Noughties'?

...made up of: comedienne Jenny Eclair, Radio One sex and relationships guru, Dr Mark Hamilton, The Sun's agony aunt Deidre Sanders, actress Claire King, zoo magazine editor Ben Todd, Coco de Mer Founder Sam Roddick, TV presenter Lisa Rogers, sex and relationships journalist Catherine Townsend and former Co...

Sanderson Farms Launches New Summer Program Encouraging Families to Get Healthy

...ses. Backyard Bargains cost less than $13 and create active "together time" that can be found in any hometown. From learning about animals at the town zoo to a day of hiking at a local park, there are options that appeal to the whole clan. Sanderson Farms is recommending that families visit their local C...

Crocodile Babies Cry Out for Hatching

...digging, the researchers said. The study was published in the June 23 issue of the journal Current Biology . More information The Honolulu zoo has more about Nile crocodiles . -- Robert Preidt SOURCE: Cell Press, news release, June 2...

CVS Caremark Employees Raise $1 Million and Increase Awareness for Children with Disabilities through Easter Seals Walk With Me Events Nationwide

...ough Walk With Me pledges and local Easter Seals fundraisers. In Providence, hundreds of CVS Caremark employees will converge at Roger Williams Park zoo this Saturday to raise money for local children with disabilities. Since 2006, some 7,000 CVS Caremark employees have raised more than $1 million thro...

Majesco Entertainment and Interactive Game Group Announce 'Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009' for Wii(TM)

...nge of casual and family oriented video games on leading console and portable systems. Product highlights include Nancy Drew(TM), Cooking Mama(TM) and zoo Hospital(TM) for Nintendo DS(TM) and Cooking Mama: Cook Off for the Wii(TM) system. The company's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under t...

UPMC for Life is Pennsylvania Sponsor for National Senior Health & Fitness Day

... Event scheduled for Pittsburgh zoo & PPG Aquarium for May 28 PITTSBURGH, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC for Lif...eir communities." In Pittsburgh, the event will be held at the Pittsburgh zoo & PPG Aquarium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Included among the fitness activities...

Animal behavior turned into robots and more at 4th international AMAM symposium

... International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM). Its science fiction of yesteryear turned into todays reality. A Robot zoo of crawling, leaping, creeping and swimming mechanical devices with names like AMOS-WD06, Robot III and AmphiBot will be on public display on Thursday...

West Coast Bank Sponsors Reach the Bridge Run to Benefit the American Lung Association of Oregon

...start times, but must reach the Burnside Bridge by 9:00 a.m. when the bridge rises. The course begins at the World Forestry Center, next to the Oregon zoo and winds through the paved roads of Forest Park. West Coast Bank Relationship Manager and ALAO President Jan Jensen said, "Reach the Bridge is an o...

Study garners unique mating photos of wild gorillas

... behavior, added Breuer, whose study is funded by the Brevard Zoo, Columbus zoo and Aquarium, Cincinnati zoo and Botanical Garden, Max Planck Society, Sea World & Busch Gardens Conserv...

Two Little Hands Productions, Creators of Popular Children's TV Series Signing Time, Debuts Second Season at This Year's Toy Fair 2008

...luding: My First Signs, Playtime Signs, Everyday Signs, Family, Feelings & Fun and ABC Signs, My Favorite Things, Leah's Farm, The Great Outdoors, The zoo Train, My Day, My Neighborhood, Time to Eat and Welcome to School. About Two Little Hands Productions Two Little Hands Productions was formed in t...

Conference on Elephant Tuberculosis Research Establishes Action Plan at International Symposium on Elephant Conservation

...to mobilize these critical areas of research. In 2005, IEF and the Houston zoo initiated an Endotheliotropic Elephant Herpesvirus (EEHV) workshop to bring... Missouri State University, University of Sydney, the Leibniz-Institute for zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany, the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation...

Banco Popular Commits To Make A Difference Day 2007

...A-Bed Project. This gardening and beautification projection will focus on the entrances of the Houston Zoo. Additionally, DreamMakers will support the zoo BOO, an event focused on children and their enjoyment of the Zoo's offerings, animal education and other entertainment at the Houston Zoo. Others will...

Gorilla Receives State-Of-The-Art Treatment for Uterine Fibroids from Interventional Radiologists

...hat develop in the muscular wall of the uterus. She lives at the Brookfield zoo in the suburbs of Chicago, IL, and is a 46-year-old menopausal western lowl...cial insemination/assisted reproduction while on a breeding loan at Memphis zoo in 1981. Then, in 1986, she was the first and is still the only gorilla to ...

Females avoid incest by causing male relatives to leave home

... Researchers at the University of Sheffield in the UK and Leibniz Institute for zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) in Berlin, Germany, have found that female hyenas avoid inbreeding with their male relatives by giving them little choice ...

Kuwait Reports New Case of Birdflu in Ostrich

...found in falcons, chicken and quails was 106. Kuwait has culled around 1.7 million birds, banned import of live birds, closed down the country's zoo as well as poultry shops in residential areas since the first case was reported this year in February. Kuwaiti news agency KUNA said earlier in ...

Delhi Kids to Be Immunized Against Polio

...talls would be stationed at railway stations, major bus terminals, public places like Appu Ghar, major temples, Delhi Metro stations, millennium park, zoo and McDonalds outlets. 'Apart from this, a door-to-door weeklong survey would also be conducted under search and immunization pulse polio campai...

Human Skin Harbors Many More Types of Bacteria

...ht previously. Researchers said that it appears that the skin, is a kind of zoo and some of the inhabitants are quite novel. Researchers found evidence...dicine, one of the authors of the study. "The skin is home to a virtual zoo of bacteria," he says. This study is published February 5, 2007, in the onl...

1.8 mn Delhi Children to Receive Anti-polio Drops

...h 7,500 booths stationed at railway stations, inter state bus terminals, public places like Appu Ghar, major temples, metro stations, Millennium Park, zoo and outlets of McDonald's. Besides, a door-to-door weeklong survey would also be conducted under search and immunisation phase of 64th Round Up ...

Zoo Animal Succumbs to Avian Influenza in Germany

... The death of a zoo animal, an Australian black swan, in Germany follo... the death of the Australian black swan at Dresden zoo in eastern Germany has raised fears that animal co...virus. The bird was found floating dead on a zoo pond on Tuesday....

Petting Zoos Can Lead To Bacterial Infection And Illness

...es or stepping in manure, drying hands on clothes after washing them at the zoo were found to result in increased risk of infection and illness. On the oth...and, washing of hands and feet wit soap and lather following a visit to the zoo has a protective effect. Similar results were obtained from another s...

Bird Flu attacks the feline community

...ed cases of a cat transmitting the virus to people. Maria Cheng of the World Health Organization in Geneva said that tigers and snow leopards in a zoo in Thailand became infected after being fed chicken carcasses. She also said that further studies about the transmission patter of the virus by th...

Mental Health Services at Wellington Hospital in Poor Shape

... of ward 27 walked away form the ward and killed himself in July 2003. Yet another patient is said to have jumped into the tiger enclosure at a nearby zoo in February 2003. The two proposed care centers are likely to open by the beginning of next year, the locations of which has not been disclosed so...
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