San Antonio Zoo Accused of Elephant Mistreatment

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In Defense of Animals has taken up the cause of Lucky the elephant, the only elephant at the San Antonio Zoo, alleging poor conditions and emotional distress. She has been at the San Antonio Zoo for 47 years. What amazes me is Lucky's age.49 years old. Is this right?

Cute California sea lion pups

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SeaWorld San Antonio is thrilled to announce the arrival of seven California sea lion pups born in June. They are adorable, and full of energy! These pups are full of energy and charm guests with their playful mannerisms. Park guests … Continue reading → The post Cute California sea lion pups appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cute animals wildlife

Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants

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San Antonio Zoo (Texas) Edmonton Valley Zoo (Canada), Buttonwood Park Zoo (Mass.), San Diego Zoo Safari Park (Calif.) This list was issued by In Defense of Animals last month. Here they are. Central Florida Zoo (Fla.), Niabi Zoo (Ill.), Topeka Zoo (Kan.), Honolulu Zoo (Hawaii), Wildlife Safari (Ore.), York's Wild Kingdom Zoo (Maine) tied with Southwick's Zoo (Mass.), Pittsburgh Zoo's ICC (Penn.). earned a dishonorable mention.

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Investigation Demanded for Southwest Lab

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SAEN) is calling for an investigation of Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in San Antonio, TX. Stop Animal Exploitation Now! SAEN says previous USDA reports revealed primates have died at the Texas lab from dehydration and hypothermia, while others have simply been "found dead" -- possibly without veterinary care -- after suffering from serious disease conditions that include temperatures up to 105 degrees.

Help the Almagordo Chimpanzees

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However, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to move the chimpanzees—many of them at least 30 years old—to the Southwest National Primate Research Facility in San Antonio, Texas, where they can be used in painful, invasive experiments.". Here's an action alert from Physicians for Social Responsibility. Since 2001, chimpanzees have been housed at APF, where they cannot be used for research.

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New Mexico Governor Opposes Chimp Transfer

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The animals can be used again for medical experiments if transferred to the Southwest National Primate Research Center in San Antonio, Texas. From the AP. Bill Richardson is asking to tour a former medical research lab in southern New Mexico that houses more than 200 chimpanzees. Richardson made the comment Tuesday after meeting in Bethesda, Md. with officials of the National Institutes of Health, which contracts with a private company to care for the chimps.

Good News for the Alamagordo Chimps!

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Bill Richardson on Thursday the chimps will not be transferred to a San Antonio, Texas, facility until the National Academy of Sciences reviews policies on using chimpanzees in biomedical research. I received an alert from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The Alamagordo chimps will be allowed to remain in New Mexico for about two years while the NIH studies the issue of their transference.

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The Golden-cheeked Warbler and Conservation Banks

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The endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler breeds only in Texas Hill Country near Austin and San Antonio, but much of its nesting grounds have cleared in favor of subdivisions. Given the explosive growth of the region, development will continue , placing additional pressure on the warbler’s vanishing habitat. One way developers are navigating the warbler’s endangered status is by utilizing conservation banks. What is a conservation bank? # # #.

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The Little Big Year – Week 43: Last minute trip to Texas

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Next stop was a night in San Antonio, where I am afraid, after a mediocre meal at a BBQ join next to our hotel, I went straight to bed. Things had just started to settle down a bit, now that we had parked the RV in Tucson. We were making some new birding friends, learning the local hotspots etc. Well, that’s just not really our style, so at the very last minute, we rented a high gas mileage car, thru a few things in a cooler, and our birding gear and headed for south Texas.

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Birding Mount Baldy in June

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Mount Baldy, more properly though less popularly known as Mount San Antonio, is no exception. The highest point in Los Angeles County, at 10,068 feet (3,069 meters), it is a refuge in all seasons, considering the ski area carved out of its eastern flank, which is actually in San Bernardino County. The mountains of southern California are a necessary escape from the heat, smog, and suburbia that can plague the denizens of places like Orange County and Los Angeles.

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What’s the Next ABA-Countable Exotic?

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Outside of Florida, there are also growing populations in Los Angeles, San Antonio, and Houston. Red-masked Parakeet, a near-threatened endemic of southwestern Ecuador and northwestern Peru, has sizeable population clusters in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale. These are the famous parakeets of the documentary The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill , which is based on the population in San Francisco.

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Pat’s Year List, it’s 2016!

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Piratic Flycatcher – Legatus leucophaius; San Antonio, 17-Jan. White-eyed Vireo – Vireo griseus; San Antonio, 17-Jan. Giant Cowbird – Molothrus oryzivorus; San Antonio, 17-Jan. Another year, another list. That’s January for birding. Coming from Niagara Falls, New York, it also means freezing, bitter cold, watching for imaginary Polar Bears while pretending to walk through an Arctic landscape, and looking for owls.

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Our Best Birds of 2020

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Carrie, on-the-other-hand, got a bird precisely where it belonged, even if she didn’t get a photo, as she tends not to: In the first week of March, I was in San Antonio. 2020 will be remembered as a year that we’d like to forget.

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From Today's New York Times

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Kellman San Antonio, Oct. To the Editor: Re “ The Carnivore’s Dilemma ,” by Nicolette Hahn Niman (Op-Ed, Oct. 31): Living “green” is not easy. Yes, every decision we make results in more or less of an impact on our environment. As a parent of young children, I have much to worry about regarding what my children eat—a balanced, wholesome diet, free from antibiotics, hormones or bacteria. Need we feel guilty about being carnivorous? The best advice Ms.