The Dream Depot

March 9th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Name : Georgia Aquarium
Species : Hybrid entertainment park
Origin : This $290 million dollar attraction is dedicated to
the people of Georgia and the associates, customers and shareholders of
The Home Depot
Birthdate : November 25, 2005
Current habitat : Atlanta
Diet : Visitors, by millions

“The acquisition of Marineland is part of an overall long-term strategy on behalf of Georgia Aquarium to expand the positive benefits of its programs throughout the Southeastern U.S.”


March 8th, 2011 § 1 comment § permalink

“There are over 2,000 chimpanzees found in a variety of facilities across the United States. In fact, in addition to their housing in accredited zoological parks, chimpanzees are one of the only exotic animals found in biomedical laboratories, sanctuaries and unaccredited animal parks in addition to being owned as pets and performers for television, movies and advertisements.”


About the Chimpanzee Species Survival Plan


March 8th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Species : Pongos
Origin : Several (some from Yerkes)
Current habitat : Atlanta Zoo
Diet : To brocolis, some of them prefer cheeseburgers
Since orangutans in the wild are difficult to observe, Marietta Dindo designed an experiment with captive animals. “We had 13 orangutans at the time of the study, and this allowed us to look at what we call a transmission chain: individuals learning like in the game of telephone. I tell you something, then you tell him something and so on, how does that information then pass on? We wanted to see whether or not these orangutans would learn,” she continues.



Animal look

March 7th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Photographer Vincent J Musi


“Two chickens, both eight weeks old but vastly different in weight, show off size-based breeding by geneticist Paul Siegel at Virginia Tech. “We’re using artificial selection as a tool to look at natural selection. We just accelerate it.”



March 5th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink



March 3rd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Name : Dana
Species : Space Pan troglodytes
Birthdate : January 01, 1962
Current habitat : Florida, World largest chimpanzee sanctuary
Diet : Bananas and peanut buttered pinecone

“In the early 1960s, when Ham was making his first flight into space and Jane Goodall was first encountering chimpanzees in the forests of Gombe, Dana was living in the forests of Sierra Leone.  She was captured in 1966 and was estimated to be five years old at the time.  Presumably her mother and perhaps several of her family members were shot and killed in order to capture her.”




March 2nd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Animal Welfare Act

Is captivity longevity?

March 1st, 2011 § 1 comment § permalink

Name : Nellie
Species : Common bottlenose dolphin
Origin : 1953
Habitat : Marineland aquariums
Diet : Only rewards but first quality fish

Nellie, the world’s oldest dolphin in human care, is approaching 58 years of age and will celebrate her birthday with Marineland staff and visitors. The public is invited to join the festivities at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27, at Marineland’s Dolphin Conservation Center. The celebration will include a fish-and-ice cake made especially for the birthday girl, along with a round of “Happy Birthday” performed by all of her friends and fans. Cake more suitable to the tastes of her human party guests will follow. General admission rates apply.”



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