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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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Red Panda Born Same Night as OKC Thunder Championship

It was a night for the history books in Oklahoma City. On June 6, 2012, thousands of ecstatic fans celebrated as the Oklahoma City Thunder won its first Western Conference Championship … all while Oklahoma City Zoo staffers quietly witnessed … Continue reading

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Amur Leopard Cubs on Exhibit at Minnesota Zoo

Two Amur leopard cubs went on exhibit for the first time last week at the Minnesota Zoo.  Born May 29, the cubs (one male and one female) have spent the last several months nursing, bonding with mom and building up … Continue reading

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Meet the Executive VP of Animal Health: Gary West at the Phoenix Zoo

Describe your job? As the Executive Vice President of Animal Health and Collections I oversee a staff of 100 amazing and dedicated professionals including curators, keepers, and the veterinary staff of the Phoenix Zoo as well as more than 1,100 … Continue reading

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Join the BatsLive Webcast to Learn More About these Incredible Animals

BatsLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure is an exciting, free education program for children in the 4-8th grades and their educators, that will bring bat conservation to life in your classroom or community. Bats are essential to the health of our … Continue reading

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