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  • Friday, September 4, 2015

    Weighing up to 550 pounds the Galapagos giant tortoise is the largest living tortoise species.  They have a predominantly plant diet but their shell varies from island to island.

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    Last week we wrote about the twin giant panda cubs born at the National Zoo.  Unfortunately, the younger of the giant pandas passed away on August 26 at 2pm.  The panda cub was with her mother from the night of August 25 until the early morning of August 26 when they swapped the cubs out.

  • Monday, August 31, 2015

    Nandi the elephant just celebrated her first birthday party at Reid Park Zoo.  The baby calf was born at 10:55pm on August 20, 2014 weighing in at 245 pounds.  She was closely monitored by the Reid Park Zoo team until no longer necessary.  Just a month later she weighed in at 345 pounds.

  • Monday, August 31, 2015

    Who knew that out own backyard would be the number 1 travel destination for 2015. According to Lonely Planet, Queens is the best place to travel due to its many eclectic restaurants, museums, sites and people.

  • Thursday, August 27, 2015

    The Galapagos Fur Seal is the world’s smallest seal and is endangered due to being victims of severe hunting by “sealers” in the 19th century and a slow reproductive rate.  These seals are about 4 feet 11 inches and weighing only 130 pounds.

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