Tag Archives: wildlife

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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Animals Inc. On Location: Dispatch 3 – Nile Crocodiles on the Mara River

Tim is traveling with AZA Commercial Member Classic Escapes. Be sure to visit the Animals Inc. website to view photos of his experiences in Kenya and to learn more about actions you can take to help protect the species that … Continue reading

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Brown Pelican Rehabilitated and Released Back to the Wild

On Thursday, October 24, the Texas State Aquarium released a rehabilitated brown pelican back into the wild. The adult shore bird was brought to the Aquarium’s Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation Program in late September, after being found on Padre Island … Continue reading

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Images of Africa: Wild Namibia

Coming into the holiday season, I thought I would do a simple post and share some of my favorite shots from a recent trip I took to Namibia in southern Africa. All the photos were shot with a Nikon D80 with a … Continue reading

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Black Bear Exhibit at the Minnesota Zoo

Minnesota Zoo opened a new black bear exhibit on 15 September.  Located on the Medtronic Minnesota Trail, the new exhibit features three bears who are approximately 2 ½ years of age. Female Tiva and males Syke and Kuruk”were orphaned in … 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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Penguins Plunge at the Calgary Zoo

Four species of penguins now inhabit the Calgary Zoo’s $24.5 million Penguin Plunge exhibit that opened mid February 2012. The exhibit houses four of the 18 species of penguin – Humboldt, gentoo, king and rockhopper, and will eventually have over 50 … 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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AZA Zoos and Aquariums Spent $130 Million to Conserve Wildlife in 2010

One of the best things about visiting an AZA accredited zoo or aquarium is that in addition to seeing hundreds of amazing animals you are also helping to protect them in the wild.  Through the support of millions of visitors, … Continue reading

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Fly Away: Kori Bustards, Fly-Fishing and Conservation

This week, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo celebrated the hatching of its 50th kori bustard chick. This little one represents a great milestone in a bigger story of protecting this impressive bird species from dwindling numbers. Kori bustards are the heaviest … Continue reading

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