Category Archives: Zoo

Animals Inc. On Location: Dispatch #5 – Kenya’s Endangered Giraffes

Tim Lewthwaite reports from Kenya where he has been traveling in search of the country’s diverse and beautiful wildlife. Giraffes are one of the real African savanna icons, and I was hoping to see all three Kenyan subspecies while in the … Continue reading

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Animals Inc. On Location: Dispatch 4 – Black Rhinos and Cheetahs

Tim Lewthwaite reports from Sweetwaters wildlife reserve near the foothills of Mount Kenya where he has been travelling in search of the country’s diverse and beautiful wildlife. “A species that has long fascinated me is the black rhino, but in … Continue reading

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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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Eastern Black Rhino Calf Thrills Visitors at Lincoln Park Zoo

  Lincoln Park Zoo’s newborn Eastern black rhinoceros calf thrilled zoo guests as he took his first steps outside at the Harris Family Foundation Black Rhinoceros Exhibit. A little timid at first, the calf quickly followed his mom’s lead and … 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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Endangered Indian Rhino Calf Conceived by Artifical Insemination Becomes World’s First

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) and the Montgomery Zoo, in Montgomery, Ala., announced the birth of a male Indian rhino calf produced by artificial insemination (AI). This is the first … Continue reading

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Suli’s Story: A Kangaroo’s Battle With Cancer

January 29, 2013 started as a normal day at the Racine Zoo in Racine, Wis.  Two red kangaroos were scheduled for their routine veterinary exams and keepers were busy preparing.  Suli, a 16-year-old red kangaroo, and Coing, a 13-year-old red kangaroo … 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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