Monthly Archives: November 2012

Tennessee Aquarium and Partners Reintroduce 2,600 Endangered Lake Sturgeon to Natural Habitat

Thanks to a collaborative conservation effort, biologists from the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute (TNACI), Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) reintroduced 2,600 lake sturgeons into the species’ native habitat on Thursday, 1 November. The … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry! It’s Just a Black Rhino

Ears cupped forward listening and eyes staring myopically through the surrounding mopane trees, the black rhino looked over the dried river bed for any signs of danger. Cream colored grass, bleached white by the sun, spreads out in front of him. … Continue reading

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Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf Leaves Brookfield Zoo to Prepare For Reintroduction to Native Habitat

  Ernesta, an endangered female Mexican gray wolf, will soon be making great strides for the future of her species. With only 58 Mexican gray wolves living in the wild in New Mexico and Arizona, the 4 ½-year-old wolf left … Continue reading

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Rocky Shores Exhibit at Utah’s Hogle Zoo

Utah’s Hogle Zoo has experienced record attendance for 2012, thanks in no small part to the addition of the beautiful new Rocky Shores which opening on 1 June. Covering 3.5 acres, Rocky Shores is an $18 million, state-of-the-art facility that … Continue reading

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Lincoln Park Zoo Sending Bat Signal to Public For Help

While Halloween festivities come to an end as we move into November, it’s important to remember that animals associated with Halloween—most notably bats—are important all year long. Along with other AZA-accredited facilities, the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago is taking … Continue reading

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Akron Zoo Café Earns Four Stars from Green Restaurant Association

The Akron Zoo’s Komodo Kingdom Café has been awarded four-stars by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA), making it one of the greenest restaurants in the U.S. The zoo’s café is the first four-star green restaurant in the state of Ohio … Continue reading

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