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Volunteers clean up BAMZ
Thursday, July 26, 2012

​Some 70 students and volunteers from eleven companies participated in The Centre on Philanthropy’s Community Day.


Saving our 'floating golden rainforest' at a local level
Friday, July 13, 2012

FRIDAY, JUNE 13: The Bermuda Alliance for Sargasso Sea formed last June with the intention of supporting a government led plan to protect the Sargasso Sea and the multitude of species that live within it. The Bermuda Sun sat down with four of the BASS member charities to discuss their mission so far.


Flamingo flockings are over
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

After a month of flockings, the Bermuda Zoological Society’s pink plastic flamingos are returning to their storage roost until next year.


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.



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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.”