Tag Archives: zoos

AFRICA EXHIBIT SET TO OPEN AT BLANK PARK ZOO

Iowa’s Blank Park Zoo will open phase one of the first major expansion of the Zoo since 2001 in early May. The exhibit name, Jaama Kwa Africa, means ‘your connection to Africa’ and Zoo officials hope visitors will connect to … Continue reading

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Meet the People!

Over the last year, AZA‘s Explore blog has brought you stories about the accomplishments of the dedicated and caring people who work at AZA accredited zoos and aquariums.  As the blog enters its second year, we thought we would take … Continue reading

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Enter The LAIR

Today, the Los Angeles Zoo will open its doors to its newest exhibit: The LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates and Reptiles). Encompassing six diversely themed exhibits, The LAIR is home to more than 60 unique and endangered species. The exhibit features both indoor … 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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