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Giant hogs-for real? (Pt. 1)

Hogzilla. That is the name bestowed upon a huge hog killed in 2004 by Chris Griffin on Ken Holyoak’s hunting preserve. As the story goes,…

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Ivory & Extinction

African elephants have been at the forefront of international wildlife conservation efforts for the last 30 years. When ivory poaching was brought to the public’s…

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The Search for “Little Foot”

Kingdom Zoo has partnered with Bear Creek Feline Center in Panama City, Fla. to take their “Search for Little Foot” to Texas. The “Little Foot”…

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Jaguar Truths (Pt. 2)

Did you know jaguars are native to the United States? They were once known to range as far north as the Red River region in…

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Jaguar Truths (Pt. 1)

A few years back a friend asked me what would be the first thing I would buy if I inherited a vast fortune or otherwise…

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Dwarf Whitetails Update

Last summer Kingdom Zoo started soliciting information about tiny or “dwarf” whitetail deer. My father and uncle both reported seeing fully developed whitetail bucks that…

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Manatee in Texas? Yes!

Last week we reported on a manatee spotted near Lake Calcasieu just a few miles east of the Texas-Louisiana border. Now we have a confirmed…

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War and Wildlife

The human tragedy of war is horrific. It must be the first concern in any conflict. The cost to wildlife however can often be tremendous…