Monthly Archives: March 2012

Meet the Animal Curator: Liz Hile at the Living Desert in Palm Springs

Describe your job: As Curator of Animals, I manage Animal Department personnel and the animal collection, but not on the front lines like the Keepers do. I am responsible for the overall health and welfare of the animal collection.  I … Continue reading

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AZA’s Green Summit

Around the world, zoos and aquariums are demonstrating leadership in sustainability, and discovering there are significant advantages to their operations, while actively reducing the impact their institution has on the environment. Beginning on March 27th, leaders from accredited zoos and … Continue reading

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Noted Conservationist David “Jonah” Western to Give Keynote at AZA’s Mid-Year Meeting

AZA and the Living Desert in Palm Springs, Calif., welcome noted conservationist David “Jonah” Western as the keynote speaker at AZA’s Mid-Year Meeting on 27 March. Western will speak on the role of zoos and aquariums in conservation.  In an … Continue reading

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Join the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to Get the Scoop on the Power of Poop!

Read the summary on Storify! Next week, AZA members will come together in Palm Springs for the AZA Mid-Year Meeting, featuring AZA’s second annual Green Summit. As part of the Green Summit, Denver Zoo, winner of last year’s AZA Green … Continue reading

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Chat with a Penguin Keeper!

Read the highlights of #AZAchat with Anthony Brown on Storify! Currently the primary Penguin Keeper for the San Francisco Zoo‘s colony of Magellanic Penguins, Anthony Brown began his zoo career 18 years ago, at the age of 12, as a volunteer.  … Continue reading

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“Spring Forward” into Amphibian Conservation: Celebrate an Extra Hour of Daylight with Kermit the Frog

What do you consider the signs announcing the arrival of spring? For some, it may be the arrival of flocks of American robins swooping into neighborhood yards, while others look to budding trees or sprouting crocuses and daffodils. Perhaps you … Continue reading

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Enter The LAIR

Today, the Los Angeles Zoo will open its doors to its newest exhibit: The LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates and Reptiles). Encompassing six diversely themed exhibits, The LAIR is home to more than 60 unique and endangered species. The exhibit features both indoor … Continue reading

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Penguins Plunge at the Calgary Zoo

Four species of penguins now inhabit the Calgary Zoo’s $24.5 million Penguin Plunge exhibit that opened mid February 2012. The exhibit houses four of the 18 species of penguin – Humboldt, gentoo, king and rockhopper, and will eventually have over 50 … Continue reading

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Stay Cool for Polar Bears

February 27th was designated as International Polar Bear Day by Polar Bears International (PBI).  PBI is an organization dedicated to the conservation of the polar bear and its habitat.  This year for International Polar Bear Day, PBI encouraged people all … Continue reading

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