Category Archives: Enrichment

Blacktip Reef Sharks Make a Splash at National Aquarium

Sleek, fast-moving blacktip reef sharks dove into their new home at the Blacktip Reef exhibit in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Twenty sharks s have taken up permanent residence in the National Aquarium’s new centerpiece attraction. Just as they are a vital … Continue reading

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Saint Louis Zoo’s Three Generations of Asian Elephants

Contributing to the Conservation of Elephants at Home and in the Wild After a 688-day gestation, the Saint Louis Zoo’s Asian elephant family welcomed a new member this past spring.  The female calf, named Priya, weighed 251 pounds at birth … Continue reading

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Buffalo Enrichment for Lions at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

I have worked as an artist in the zoo and conservation world for 18 years now and have always enjoyed when that association leads me down new avenues not previously taken, or allows me to meet friends that share the … Continue reading

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Oregon Zoo Breaks Ground on Elephant Lands Habitat

Golden shovels were on hand, but the Oregon Zoo broke ground elephant-style: with a 30-ton excavator. Construction of the 6.25-acre Elephant Lands habitat — the most ambitious project in Oregon Zoo history — officially kicked off with massive displacement of … Continue reading

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Mountain Lion Cub Makes Debut at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum traditionally adopts orphaned mountain lions, which have not been suitable for release into the wild, including the Museum’s newest addition, a five and a half-month-old male cub found in San Jose, Calif., in March weighing only 15 … Continue reading

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AFRICA EXHIBIT SET TO OPEN AT BLANK PARK ZOO

Iowa’s Blank Park Zoo will open phase one of the first major expansion of the Zoo since 2001 in early May. The exhibit name, Jaama Kwa Africa, means ‘your connection to Africa’ and Zoo officials hope visitors will connect to … Continue reading

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Smithsonian’s National Zoo Opens New Home for Asian Elephants

The commitment at the National Zoo to save Asian elephants from extinction and ensure a future for this endangered species spans more than 50 years. In keeping with the best practices for elephant management, the Zoo has invested in a … Continue reading

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It is Ravens vs. Rhinos as San Francisco Squares Off With Baltimore on Super Bowl Sunday

The San Francisco Zoo and the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore are squaring off over the Super Bowl this Sunday.  Don Hutchinson, president and CEO of The Maryland Zoo and Tanya Peterson, executive director and president of the San Francisco Zoological Society … 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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New River Otter Exhibit at Central Florida Zoo!

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens will open the Zoo’s new North American river otter exhibit sponsored by Sean and Nina Barth. The Grand Opening is scheduled for Saturday, September 1 at 10 a.m. This state-of-the-art exhibit will be the … Continue reading

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