Monthly Archives: October 2012

Orange and Black Lobster Arrives at New England Aquarium in Time For Halloween

As kids all over the country dress up and prepare to enjoy the treats they collect during Beggars’ Night, a lobster has joined the festivities at the New England Aquarium! A lobster already “dressed” in Halloween colors–with an orange side … Continue reading

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Pronghorn Overpass in Wyoming

Scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced the successful use of newly constructed overpasses that provide safe passage for thousands of  migrating pronghorn over U.S. Highway 191 in Trapper’s Point, Wyoming, and surrounding areas. The event marks a new … Continue reading

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Nashville Zoo Welcomes Baby Giant Anteater

With its long body, bushy tail, distinctive markings, large claws, elongated snout, and tongue that can reach 24 inches in length, the giant anteater is an intriguing species. Adult anteaters fascinate zoo visitors, and of course, it’s also pretty special … Continue reading

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Black Bear Exhibit at the Minnesota Zoo

Minnesota Zoo opened a new black bear exhibit on 15 September.  Located on the Medtronic Minnesota Trail, the new exhibit features three bears who are approximately 2 ½ years of age. Female Tiva and males Syke and Kuruk”were orphaned in … Continue reading

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AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Help to Ensure There is Something for Everyone!

As the 224 zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) collectively welcome more than 175 million visitors each year, it is important to ensure that, in addition to providing great educational and recreational opportunities, the … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking Training Program for Medical Procedures Improves Animal Welfare

 Western lowland gorillas at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium are part of an innovative training program to teach them to voluntarily participate in echocardiograms. Countless hours of training by animal care staff have led to gorillas at Omaha’s Henry … Continue reading

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Senators Ben Nelson and Jerry Moran “Stand Tall” For Zoos and Aquariums

A lot of hard work goes into caring for animals in managed settings, initiating and implementing conservation projects to protect threatened and endangered species in their native habitats, conducting wildlife research and educating the 175 million visitors who stream through … Continue reading

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Migratory Species Come to Capitol Hill

On Tuesday, October 2nd, AZA hosted congressional staff and other guests at a briefing entitled, “Wild Animal Migrations:  Connecting People and Places.”  The briefing raised awareness about a variety of national and international migratory species initiatives while educating the audience … Continue reading

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Rescued Sea Lion Finds New Home at the Indianapolis Zoo

California is a long way from the Indianapolis Zoo, but after a tough start in life, Ray the sea lion is settling in at his new home in the Crossroads of America. Ray is a rescued animal from California with … Continue reading

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Woodland Park Zoo Partners With Local Brewery to Craft Silverspot IPA

Pelican Pub & Brewery, in conjunction with Woodland Park Zoo and other conservation partners, joined to craft the new Silverspot IPA that not only delivers a great taste, but supports an important conservation mission. The Silverspot IPA was created by … Continue reading

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