Monthly Archives: May 2012

Meet the People!

Over the last year, AZA‘s Explore blog has brought you stories about the accomplishments of the dedicated and caring people who work at AZA accredited zoos and aquariums.  As the blog enters its second year, we thought we would take … Continue reading

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New England Aquarium Researcher Gets Shipping Lanes Changed to Protect North Atlantic Right Whales

Moira Brown, a New England Aquarium and Canadian Whale Institute whale scientist and researcher, spearheaded a complex, multi-year effort to accumulate the scientific data to make the case and then built an unlikely coalition of stakeholders among shippers, fishermen, environmentalists … Continue reading

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Cheetah Cubs Transferred to the National Zoo

Three weeks after their unconventional and rocky entrance into the world, two three-week-old cheetahs were transported to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in good health, thanks to the hard work and swift actions of animal care staff at the Smithsonian Conservation … Continue reading

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Tembo Trail Opens at Toledo Zoo

On Friday May 18th, the Toledo Zoo in Toledo, Ohio, will open Tembo Trail.  The new exhibit will house four African elephants in over 45,000 square feet of space.   The new exhibit  also features lions, meerkats, hippos, white rhinos, and … Continue reading

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Meet the AquaVan Operations Lead: Lydia Gibson at the Vancouver Aquarium

Describe your job: I work with the Vancouver Aquarium’s classroom on wheels, the AquaVan. For four to seven weeks at a time, we travel throughout various provinces in Canada, bringing marine education programs into schools and communities. We bring with … Continue reading

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Wildlife Conservation Society Launches Global Effort to Save Turtles

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced a new strategy that draws on all of the resources and expertise across the institution – from its zoos and aquarium, Global Health Program, and Global Conservation Programs – to take direct responsibility for … Continue reading

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Animals are Invading Capitol Hill!

It’s that time of year again, when word spreads throughout the halls of Capitol Hill that a cheetah, a kangaroo, or a penguin has been spotted somewhere in the House of Representatives office buildings. On May 9th, AZA will bring … Continue reading

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Lincoln Park Zoo Vaccinates One Millionth Dog in Serengeti

On April 25th, Lincoln Park Zoo researchers vaccinated their one millionth dog in a now decade-long conservation project designed to save endangered carnivores in Serengeti National Park by eliminating rabies. In 2003, the Serengeti Health Initiative team began traveling to … Continue reading

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River Giants: An Extreme Makeover at the Tennessee Aquarium

November 2011 – A group of people, standing above the Tennessee Aquarium’s Gulf of Mexico exhibit, watch aquarists below performing a saltwater rodeo. The last puffers, tangs and moray eels are rounded up and gently hoisted out of the nearly … Continue reading

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