Category Archives: Education

Rodrigues Fruit Bats Come to the Philadelphia Zoo

By Kim Lengel Veterinarian Dr. Tim Georoff and I left from JFK Airport in New York City for our flight to Mauritius, by way of Johannesburg, South Africa. We’re travelling all this way for the primary purpose of accompanying 30 … Continue reading

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Halloween Fun at AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums

Zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are getting in the “spirit” of Halloween season! From hayrides and treat stations to costume contests and games, zoos and aquariums are holding a variety of Halloween events … Continue reading

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Tennessee Aquarium and Partners Release 1,100 Lake Sturgeon

Biologists from the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute (TNACI), Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and the University of Tennessee’s Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries  released 1,100 Lake Sturgeon on October 9, 2013. This reintroduction took place near Knoxville at the Seven … Continue reading

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The Human Dimensions of Conservation: Global Conservation Leadership Program for Youth-Botswana

Botswana’s subsistence farmers often lose their crops, their property, and sometimes their lives when elephants move outside protected areas. The country’s economy has become increasingly reliant on wildlife-based tourism, but most community members lack opportunities to benefit from this industry. … Continue reading

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Live Theater Delivers Important Lessons About Ocean Conservation

Milwaukee might be thousands of miles from an ocean, but boy do we have a Great Lake. Our city sits on the western coast of Lake Michigan, which stretches beyond the horizon for about 118 miles. So you can excuse us … Continue reading

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World Oceans Day Events at AZA-Accredited Aquariums and Zoos Raise Awareness of Ocean Conservation

You’re invited to dive into ocean conservation by joining aquariums and zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) in celebrating World Oceans Day on June 8. “The AZA’s 222 accredited aquariums and zoos are actively engaging millions … 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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Birch Aquarium at Scripps’s Lecture Series is UCSD-TV’s Most-Watched Science Programming With Milestone 10 Million Online Views

Sharks, Medicines From the Sea, Exploring 1,000 Years of Earthquake History Along the San Andreas Fault, Genetics and Gray Whale Behavior, New Insights into the Early History of the Earth and Moon, 135 years on Climate Change … these are … 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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Red Wolf Graphic Novel

Red wolves are one of the most critically endangered animals in the world, and education efforts have been identified by the US Fish & Wildlife Service as vital to the future of this animal. One unique and innovative education project … Continue reading

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