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Columbus Zoo Lends its Giraffe Plasma to Maryland Zoo’s Newborn Calf

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The giraffe calf drinks from a bottle. Photo via Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

Despite getting off to a rough start, Maryland Zoo officials are feeling optimistic about their giraffe calf’s future, thanks in no small part to a fresh infusion of antibody-rich plasma from an adult giraffe in Ohio.

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore Gets Another Baby Giraffe

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Photo via Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

After two decades with no newborn giraffes, Baltimore’s zoo in Druid Hill Park has welcomed two in the last four months.

Md. Natural Resources Police Save Two Deer Stuck in Anne Arundel Co. Mud Pit

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Photo via Maryland Natural Resources Police

Two members of the Maryland Natural Resources Police force helped a pair of deer miraculously escape from a bog this past weekend in a bayside Anne Arundel County town.

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore Bids Farewell to Stalwart Zebra

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Photo by Jeffrey F. Bill, courtesy of the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore lost an enduring member of its herd yesterday.

Unusual Discovery in Dundalk Yields Body of Manatee

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Courtesy Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Courtesy Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Normally it’s a lucky day when you spot a manatee in Maryland waters, though it probably doesn’t bode well for the animal if it’s this late in the year. Someone in Dundalk had that recent misfortunate when they stumbled across a manatee that had passed away and was left stranded.

Maryland’s Own Boo Boo the Bear Walks on Two Legs, Just Like You

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via Brenda K. Douglas/Facebook

They may be losing out to hunters, but Boo Boo the BiPedal Bear is ready to stand up for bears.

Maryland Zoo Gets Three Tiny New Penguins

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Courtesy Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Courtesy Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Keepers at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore have welcomed a trio of small, fuzzy baby penguins into world over the last six days. The birds are the first to hatch at the zoo during this year’s breeding season for African penguins.

No More Live Animal Experimentation for Johns Hopkins Students

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For years, medical students practiced certain procedures on live animals–primarily pigs–in order to hone their techniques before dealing with actual patients; afterwards, the animals are euthanized. But that practice has increasingly come under attack from animal rights activists.

Horse Falls in Ditch, Rescued with Crane

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The rescue (photo courtesy Howard County FD)
The rescue (photo courtesy Howard County FD)

Pulling an 1,800 lb. horse out of a ditch takes more than a few guys, or even a few trucks. Howard County firefighters had to call in a construction crane to rescue a Clydesdale on Thursday.

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