Category Archives: Houston Zoo

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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It’s Not Easy Being Green: An Extinction Update

Amphibian populations are declining around the world, and two recent stories caught my eye: one hopeful and one sad.   In 2011, Texas suffered from devastating wildfires. It was feared that the fires in Bastrop County may have killed off the … Continue reading

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Adopted! Baby Orangutan Accepted by Surrogate Mother

After months of around-the-clock hand-raising by a team of 50 trained care givers, Aurora – the Houston Zoo’s baby Bornean orangutan – has finally been adopted by surrogate orangutan mother, Cheyenne. Aurora was abandoned by her mother, Kelly, shortly after … Continue reading

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Innovative Stem Cell Therapy Gives Animals New Hope

Back in July, Explore highlighted the importance AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums place on animal care and well-being with a story on the power of partnerships.  This week, I’d like to feature a story of hope based on good science. Five … Continue reading

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