NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS NDSU on Good Morning America
NDSU's very own Julie Garden Robinson and Dr. Neil Dyer (along with the Red River Valley Fair) are featured on this morning's Good Morning America -- a story about germs and petting zoos.
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For elephants to fly, you have to do more than load trunks on a plane.
Pat Derby, co-founder of the Performing Animal Welfare Society, has been working for two years to get three 10,000-pound elephants in the air. The elephants are scheduled to take off Aug. 2 in what could be a million-dollar move.
The Minnesota Zoo has two new Amur (ah-MOOR') leopard cubs, one of the most endangered cats in the world. The cubs were born at the Apple Valley zoo Tuesday. They join an estimated 90 Amur leopards living in captivity in the U.S.
A Cleveland Clinic women's health specialist made a house call at the zoo Tuesday to demonstrate how to implant the contraceptive. It's about 1 1/2 inches long, slightly thicker than pencil lead and is meant for humans.
Official: Buddy, Pedro watched each other's backs The endangered birds' separation was one zoo officials say was necessary, but their doomed love story took on a life of its own as the two African penguins became an Internet sensation last month.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium was trying to stop Marian Thompson from reclaiming three leopards, two primates and a young grizzly bear that have been cared for by the zoo since last week, when Terry Thompson mysteriously set them free in a rural area of eastern Ohio.
Ann Sanner and Kantele Franko
, October 27, 2011
A couple of young rustlers attempted to use their imagination to escape the long arm of the law Saturday, but after about an hour of story telling they eventually learned they'd made a baaaaad decision.
In an effort to preserve the rare Wyoming toad, the St. Paul zoo placed more than 1,300 tadpoles in oxygenated water Wednesday and shipped them overnight to be released near the Mortenson Lake National Wildlife Refuge outside Laramie, Wyo. The toad is one of the rarest in the world.
The wolf ran onto a public pathway and traveled halfway around the Apple Valley zoo's Northern Trail before zoo workers tracked it down and shot it at about 10:30 a.m. The wolf did not come into physical contact with any humans.
The bears' original home, Roosevelt Zoo in Minot, had to be evacuated last month along with other parts of the city because of flooding. Roosevelt Zoo called Como to see if the St. Paul zoo could take the brown bears temporarily.
Zoo spokeswoman Kelly Lessard says the wolf got out on to the zoo's Northern Trail and ventured over to a bison area. She says the area was evacuated, the wolf was located and then shot and killed because it was considered a direct threat to people.
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