Category Archives: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

A Brace Fit For a Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Komodo Dragon

This spring, Enam the Komodo dragon is looking forward to something far better than warmer weather–being mobile once again. A young spirit at heart, 7-year-old Enam has arthritis in his left wrist that caused him to drag his foot, slowing … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Colo!

December 22 is a day that has a long list of historical significance. Some of these events include Ludwig van Beethoven premiering his Fifth Symphony at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna in 1808; the Lincoln Tunnel opening to traffic … 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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Animals are Invading Capitol Hill!

It’s that time of year again, when word spreads throughout the halls of Capitol Hill that a cheetah, a kangaroo, or a penguin has been spotted somewhere in the House of Representatives office buildings. On May 9th, AZA will bring … Continue reading

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AZA Zoos Unite to Address Human-Wildlife Conflict in Africa

Human-wildlife conflict is a serious obstacle to wildlife conservation worldwide.  As human populations increase, development expands, and the global climate changes, people and wildlife are forced into greater direct competition for shrinking resources. Recognizing the critical need for wildlife professionals to address escalating … Continue reading

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Research Supported by Columbus Zoo Reveals Growth of Illegal Ivory Sales in China

New research funded by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and the conservation charities Elephant Family and Aspinall Foundation, reveals significant growth in the sale of illegal ivory in China.  Researchers investigated two prominent ivory markets in China – Guangzhou and … Continue reading

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