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3D tech might save the Great Barrier Reef

Researchers at the University of Sydney, Australia are creating virtual maps of coral reefs aimed at precisely modelling how the structure has been altered by environmental change. The idea is to use 3D printing technology to create prosthe...

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Published on: 20 July 2017

No smog allowed

China’s air pollution levels are one of the worst in the world and are rapidly worsening. This comes despite attempts to clean up the country. The country is home to nearly four-billion people. According to a report released by the Hebei lo...

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Published on: 24 June 2017

ZooClubbers don’t sit still for one minute

First off: the ZooClub is a group that can be joined on the successful completion of the zoo’s Junior Nature Conservator’s course. This course is offered from Grades 7-12 during the school holidays. Recently current members and alumnae wh...

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Published on: 11 May 2017

Moulding future conservation ambassadors through mentoring and coaching

Growing demand for conserving natural resources requires the active transfer of skills, knowledge and experiences from one generation to the next. One proven way to achieve this is through the mentoring and coaching of students.   As one...

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Published on: 20 April 2017

No fishy business

Fish food is one the most vital things to be taken into consideration when keeping fish; both the quality and quantity of food needed. A variety of food should be made available to fish in an aquarium. Aquarium fish food could be in the form ...

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Published on: 20 March 2017



Did you know vultures feed on carrion (dead carcasses) and do not kill their own prey? Their feet are weak and better suited to walking on the ground than to picking up prey