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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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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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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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Red Panda Arrives at Chattanooga Zoo

The Chattanooga Zoo  welcomes another red panda, 13-year old Wen-Dee, to her new home in the Himalayan Passage exhibit. Wen-Dee hails from the Kansas City Zoo where she was recommended for relocation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) … Continue reading

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AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums to Celebrate International Polar Bear Day on February 27

On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, you’re invited to join zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) in celebrating International Polar Bear Day. Initiated by AZA conservation partner, Polar Bears International (PBI), this event takes place … Continue reading

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Casanova Arrives at Adventure Aquarium

Adventure Aquarium in Camden, N.J., announced the hatching of an African black-footed penguin, appropriately named Casanova in honor of its media debut on Valentine’s Day.  Casanova was hatched on 11 January 2013 to parents Kali and Tyson. Casanova, whose gender is … Continue reading

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Rare Okapi Born at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Officially, he’s one in a hundred, but to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, he’s one in a million. A rare okapi calf – a forest giraffe found only in Central Africa – was  born on 6 January, representing the first birth … Continue reading

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Web Cams at Milwaukee County Zoo and Chattanooga Zoo Engage Feline Fans

All of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) 221 accredited facilities participate in the AZA’s Species Survival Plan® (SSP) program, which strives to manage and conserve typically threatened or endangered species populations with the cooperation of other AZA-accredited institutions. … Continue reading

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Red Panda Born Same Night as OKC Thunder Championship

It was a night for the history books in Oklahoma City. On June 6, 2012, thousands of ecstatic fans celebrated as the Oklahoma City Thunder won its first Western Conference Championship … all while Oklahoma City Zoo staffers quietly witnessed … Continue reading

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The Saint Louis Zoo Makes A Special Baby Announcement

On August 1, the Saint Louis Zoo made a big announcement – Ellie, one of the Zoo’s Asian elephants, is pregnant! This will be Ellie’s third calf. Her daughter, Maliha, is six years old. Her 16-year-old daughter, Rani, is the mother … Continue reading

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