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Aquarium Welcomes New Tree Kangaroo
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ] has welcomed a new tree kangaroo to their exhibits. Karau [pronounced KUH-row] comes to BAMZ from Lincoln Park Children’s Zoo in Chicago.


‘We hope it inspires them to become environmental stewards of the future’
Friday, June 29, 2012

Maybe some of them will pursue a career in conservation and become the next David Wingate or Jeremy Madeiros.


BASS works to raise awareness to save Sargasso Sea
Friday, June 08, 2012

FRIDAY, JUNE 8: Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle described the Sargasso Sea as the “golden floating rainforest of the Atlantic Ocean” and now ten local non-governmental and environmental groups have teamed up to raise awareness about its importance.


Sargasso Sea: BASS Aims To Raise Awareness
Thursday, June 07, 2012

Ten local non-governmental and environmental groups are teaming up to raise awareness on the Island about the importance of protecting the Sargasso Sea.


Flamingos on the move
Saturday, June 02, 2012

Plastic flamingos will be paying surprise visits across the Island this month — as they move on from their starting point on the lawns of Government House.



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Aquarium Welcomes New Tree Kangaroo
Bernews
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ] has welcomed a new tree kangaroo to their exhibits. Karau [pronounced KUH-row] comes to BAMZ from Lincoln Park Children’s Zoo in Chicago.

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Karau is now settled into his enclosure in the Australasia Exhibit. The tree roo which turns two in September, belongs to the Species Survival Plan [SSP], a program run by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to protect the world’s most endangered species.

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The World Wildlife website says, “Tree-kangaroos are macropods adapted for life in trees. Unlike their close cousins, their arms and legs are approximately the same length. Tree kangaroos also have much stronger fore-limbs to help in climbing the trees they inhabit.

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“Living in the trees, the tree kangaroo eats mostly leaves and fruit, though they’ll eat out of the trees as well as collecting fruit that has fallen to the ground. The animals will also eat other items such as grains, flowers, sap, eggs, young birds, and even bark. Their teeth are adpated for eating and tearing leaves.”