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Animal Attractions: Amazing Tales from the San Diego Zoo

Modern Zoos

Modern Zoos It’s not Australia, but koalas feel at home. If you are the sort of person who complains about overly large zoo exhibits that allow animals to stray from the most prominent viewing areas, you should take a closer look at what these wildlife parks are trying to accomplish. As “Gorilla Tropics,” “Polar Bear […]

Animal Attractions: Amazing Tales from the San Diego Zoo

Condors: Back to the Wild

Condors: Back to the Wild During the 1930s, an estimated 150 California condors lived in the wild. By 1987, that number was down to just 27 birds. Researchers believe that suburban sprawl, sport hunting, and pesticides all contributed to the near demise of this species. In 1987, the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park […]

Animal Attractions: Amazing Tales from the San Diego Zoo

Nature vs. Nurture

Nature vs. Nurture During the 20th century, as humans have encroached more and more on animals’ territory, zoos have come to be more than just places to view wild animals. They have become breeding facilities, wild animal hospitals, and research centers. As you see in Animal Attractions: Amazing Tales from the San Diego Zoo, a […]

Animal Attractions: Amazing Tales from the San Diego Zoo

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NATURE takes you an a whirlwind tour of the animal kingdom as we explore the World-Famous San Diego Zoo and Animal Park. Every animal has a story…and so does the staff at the San Diego Zoo. NATURE’s presentation of Animal Attractions: Amazing Tales from the San Diego Zoo invites you to look through the eyes […]

Animal Attractions: Amazing Tales from the San Diego Zoo

Animal Medicine

Animal Medicine Some of the most gripping scenes in the NATURE program Animal Attractions show the drama of veterinary medicine at the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park. Animal health care is an important part of the zoo’s mission, and staff members pay daily “house calls” to residents. Whether an infant gorilla is struggling […]

Jackals of the African Crater

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Ancient Egyptians believed they were gods of the underworld, and that their evening yips and yowls were the haunting songs of the dead. Modern cultures dismissed them as cold-hearted and calculated killers, the vicious thugs of the animal world. But as NATURE’s Jackals of the African Crater shows, the dog-like jackal lives a far more […]

Showdown at Grizzly River

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A roaring waterfall may not seem like a promising place to raise a child. The rocks are sharp and steep, and the frigid water speeds by faster than a freeway, threatening to sweep away toddling youngsters. But in the Alaska wilderness, the powerful McNeil River Falls is a very popular nursery spot — for growing […]

Cheetahs in a Hot Spot

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Online Resources We recommend these Web sites for those interested in the subjects shown on the program. All links are valid as of February 22, 2001. Africat Foundation http://www.africat.org Lise Hanssen’s cheetah rescue and education organization. Cheetah Conservation Fund http://www.cheetah.org/ Supports wild cheetah conservation research and education. Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) http://dialspace.dial.pipex.com/agarman/cheetah.htm Basic facts from Big […]