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DPZ Celebrates Veterinarian Appreciation Day with Check-Ups for Kids' Stuffed Animals

In honor of Veterinarian Appreciation Day, June 18, Dickerson Park Zoo encourages kids to bring a favorite stuffed animal for a check-up.

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Dickerson Park Zoo Providing Virtual Program for USS Constitution Museum

Dickerson Park Zoo, Springfield, MO, will present a virtual eagle program for the USS Constitution Museum in Boston on Monday, April 19.

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OKC ZOO EXPERTS AUTHOR PUBLISHED RESEARCH STUDY ABOUT ELEPHANT COGNITION

Oklahoma City Zoo’s expert staff and its Asian elephants contribute to new research in Animal Cognition that shows how this species can differentiate quantity by sound.

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DPZ Mourns Death of Beloved Spider Monkey

Bozo the spider monkey, and a favorite of Dickerson Park Zoo staff and guests, died March 25, at the estimated age of 55.

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L.A. ZOO MOURNS THE LOSS OF GIRAFFE MOTHER AFTER DELIVERING STILLBORN CALF

The Los Angeles Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the death of 12-year-old female Masai giraffe, Hasina, and her full-term stillborn calf. Based on the abnormal breech position of the giraffe calf, a natural delivery was not considered possible, and the Animal Health team made the decision to proceed with an anesthetized exam to remove the calf manually. The calf was successfully removed, and Hasina recovered from anesthesia and was doing well, but unfortunately, she passed away last night.

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Second oldest elephant in North America, Shirley passes away at age 72

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee announces the passing of Asian elephant, Shirley, age 72.

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LOS ANGELES ZOO WILL SAFELY REOPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON FEB. 16

After closing its gates on Dec. 7, 2020 due to the statewide regional Stay at Home Order, the Los Angeles Zoo is ready to safely reopen to the public and GLAZA members on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. The Zoo will continue to provide a safe, modified experience for its guests that conforms to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s safety protocols for zoos that includes limited capacity, timed-ticketed entry, closure of indoor and high-touch spaces, requirement of face coverings, and supplemental signage throughout the Zoo.

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Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House Uses Cockroach Dedications for Insect Education

This Valentine’s Day, the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is providing a unique gift opportunity with their brand-new cockroach dedications. The Butterfly House is using the promotion as an opportunity to educate the public about roaches. Despite a bad reputation, roaches have many positive attributes.

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Seattle Aquarium to re-open Feb 9th

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First Korea-born giant panda cub 'Fu Bao' made public debut in Everland Zoo

The first-ever panda to be born on Korean soil has made her public debut, leaving the special home she was raised in away from the public eye for the first time.

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Allen Monroe Recognized as Top CEO of 2020

Allen Monroe, President/CEO of The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, has been recognized as one of the “Top 20 Dynamic CEOs of 2020” by The CEO Publication

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Brandywine Zoo ( Del.) makeover continues through the pandemic

Delaware Public Media reporter observes adaptations at the Brandywine Zoo in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Zoo Lights - Timed Entry Nights!

Due to the popularity of Zoo Lights presented by FPL SolarNow, Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is requiring time-specific entry to the illuminated holiday celebration.

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Wildlife Safari can tailor educational Zoomfaris to match school curriculum

Wildlife Safari is offering virtual field trips and lessons about its many animals through Zoomfaris, which can be tailored to line up with the lessons students are learning in the classroom.

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Brandywine Zoo unveils Madagascar Lemur Habitat

Madagascar Lemur Habitat with mixed species opened at Brandywine Zoo, Wilmington, Delaware on November 19, 2020

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Light Up Your Calendar at Zoo Lights Holiday Festivities

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society announces return of Zoo Lights.

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New Babies at the SF Teaching Zoo!

Baby white-handed gibbon and otter pups at the SF Teaching Zoo.

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Palm Beach Zoo Celebrates Birth of Squirrel Monkey

Palm Beach Zoo's animal family has grown by one tiny new life. On October 8, Luna a 12 year old squirrel monkey gave birth to a healthy baby.

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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES BIRTH OF ENDANGERED INDIAN RHINO CALF

It’s a baby rhino! The Zoo welcomes new calf to its animal family as part of collaborative breeding program for Indian rhino.

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Cheetah Cubs Born at Dickerson Park Zoo

Three cheetah cubs were born October 1, 2020, at Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, MO. The cubs were delivered by C-section.

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Fall in Love with the Zoo!

Palm Beach Zoo Celebrates fall with new attraction openings, and Boo 2020.

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Safari West Reopens after Glass Fire

Safari West closed down operations on Monday September 28th as the Glass fire incident exploded in Sonoma County. As of today, Monday, October 5th, containment on the fire has reached a point where we feel secure reopening.

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Safari West Grass Fire Update

Safari West Closed due to Glass Wildfire Incident

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TORONTO ZOO & TORONTO BOTANICAL GARDEN WORK TOGETHER FOR AMORPHOPHALLUS TITANUM POLLINATION

We aren't just focused on conserving animal species, but we are tackling conservation of endangered plant species as well!

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Toronto Zoo's Scientists Work With Conservation Breeding Initiatives To Fight Extinction

The Toronto Zoo is fighting the fight to protect species from facing extinction.

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CT's Beardsley Zoo Announces Photo Contest Winners

Winners selected for the second annual non-juried photo contest

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Colorado’s Butterfly Pavilion Welcomes World’s First Dragonflies Reared Under Human Care

Three Mountain Emerald Dragonflies have reached adulthood in human care, a first for the species. Dragonfly breeding is one of Butterfly Pavilion’s many global programs advancing invertebrate conservation.

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Rescued and rehabilitated Sea Turtle makes new Home at Mississippi Aquarium

Banner, an endangered Green Sea Turtle was found off the coast of Florida with significant injuries from a boat strike. After four years in rehab at The Florida Aquarium, Banner is now home at Mississippi Aquarium in Gulfport, MS.

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TORONTO ZOO SENDS ENDANGERED EASTERN LOGGERHEAD SHRIKES TO CARDEN ONTARIO FOR RELEASE INTO WILD

We are releasing our shrikes into the wild.

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OKC ZOO’S ENDANGERED ASIAN ELEPHANT, ASHA, IS PREGNANT

OKC Zoo celebrates World Elephant Day, Aug. 12, with a BIG announcement – Asian elephant, Asha, is expecting a calf in February 2022!

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NC Aquarium Is Washing Old Wishes To Pay Bills During Pandemic

For many businesses, the coronavirus pandemic has created a coin shortage. All the sheltering at home put a crimp in the normal circulation of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters, and now some retailers are asking customers to pay with exact change. But a lack of coins is no problem at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.

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Kids Rule the Jungle at Palm Beach Zoo in August

Kids age 13 and under are FREE all month long!

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L.A. ZOO MOURNS THE LOSS OF ITS AFRICAN LION PAIR

The Los Angeles Zoo is sad to announce the death of our African lion pair, Hubert and Kalisa. Animal care and health staff made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize the 21-year-old companions on Thursday, July 30 due to their declining health and age-related illnesses that diminished their quality of life. The beloved pair resided at the L.A. Zoo for the past six years.

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Dickerson Park Zoo Welcomes New Veterinarian

Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, MO, has added Dr. Stephanie Zec as the resident veterinarian.

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Animal Care During Pandemic at OdySea Aquarium

Nice feature story about how animal care teams operated during closure and now during pandemic at OdySea Aquarium

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Jawsome July at OdySea Aquarium

Celebrate Sharks at OdySea Aquariums Jawsome July!!

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Atlantis, The Palm Celebrates the United Arab Emirates Dedicated Shark Week

Atlantis, The Palm Ramps Up Its Conservation Efforts By Hosting A Series Of Interactive Experiences For Shark Week

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TORONTO ZOO CELEBRATES CONSERVATION BREEDING SUCCESS FOR THREE ENDANGERED CANADIAN SPECIES

We are celebrating the success of our breeding programs!

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More to Explore at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

A Sneak Peek of the NEW Rio Tinto Kennecott Plaza Opens to Aquarium Guests

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L.A. ZOO WELCOMES FOUR MEERKAT PUPS BORN DURING ZOO CLOSURE

The Los Angeles Zoo is excited to announce the birth of four energetic meerkat pups, born on May 30, bringing the group’s total to eight meerkats in their mob. Conceived during the Zoo’s closure, the currently unsexed pups spent the first two weeks of their lives tucked safely inside an underground burrow with their mother while they nursed. According to animal care staff, the pups have recently emerged from below and are starting to explore their habitat and soak in the warm sun.

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Three Times the Fluff: Triplet red pandas born at John Ball Zoo

John Ball Zoo is happy to announce the birth of red panda triplets. The triplet cubs were born June 25, 2020 to parents Wyatt and Wasabi.

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Loveland Living Planet Aquarium Welcomes a New Baby Chick

Keel-billed toucan chick hatches at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

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BLANDING’S TURTLES RELEASED IN ROUGE NATIONAL URBAN PARK

We release our annual count of blanding turtles into Rouge National Urban Park to restore the wild population.

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HELLO MY NAME IS… WILDLIFE CHAMPIONS COME TOGETHER TO ANNOUNCE WINNING NAME FOR #BABYLONGLEGS

It’s World Giraffe Day and Your Toronto Zoo is excited to announce that #BabyLongLegs has a name! With over 20,000 people voting in the “Help Us Name #BabyLongLegs" promotion, one name has emerged as your favourite. Introducing, Amani Innis Dagg! Amani, meaning Peace in Swahili was chosen through online voting from a list of eight preselected names. Amani has also been given the esteemed last name of Innis Dagg to honour Canadian Zoologist, Anne Innis Dagg. Dagg is a pioneer in the study of animal behaviour in the wild, and is credited with being the first to study wild giraffes and making significant contributions to research in the field. She has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada and a documentary titled The Woman Who Loves Giraffes was made about her, which retraces her original steps back to Africa where her trail-blazing journey began more than 50 years ago.

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Assessments of first feeding protocols on the larviculture of California grunion Leuresthes tenuis

This paper will inform future work on successfully growing California grunion from hatchlings to mature adult fish. Techniques presented in this paper may also be applied to fish related to grunion including some fish in the aquaculture industry.

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Safari West to Reopen June 20th

The Safari West Wildlife Preserve is pleased to announce that it will be reopening for safari excursions, a variety of behind the scenes adventures, and dining by reservation on Saturday, June 20th.

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Zookeepers Fawning Over New SF Teaching Zoo Key Deer Arrival

In a time where we can feel dispirited and uncertain, conservation continues. This week brings a little ray of sunshine to the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo to brighten our spirits.

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Help Us Name #BabyLongLegs

Toronto Zoo needs YOUR help to give our female Masai giraffe calf #BabyLongLegs a name!

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SOPHIA M. SACHS BUTTERFLY HOUSE TO REOPEN JUNE 16

The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield plans to reopen to the public on June 16.

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Welcome Back, Palm Beach Zoo Members! Members Only Week is Here.

Palm Beach Zoo announces reopening dates for members and general public.

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Re-opening plans for Dickerson Park Zoo

Dickerson Park Zoo, Springfield, MO, opens to members May 26-28 and general public May 29.

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Roars Heard Throughout the Kingdom as Palm Beach Zoo Announces the Birth of X Malayan Tiger Cubs

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society announces the birth of three Malayan tiger cubs.

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Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens to Reopen to the Public on Wednesday, May 13

As part of Florida’s Phase 1 reopening of the state, following federal and local guidelines, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens will be reopening to the public on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 10 AM.

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OKC ZOO TO REOPEN MAY 4 WITH OUTDOOR SAFARI WALK

Oklahoma City Zoo presents an all-outdoor experience for limited guests who reserve online admission, becoming one of the first AZA-accredited Zoos in the nation to reopen.

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New Saint Louis Zoo study shows a visit to the zoo is good for your health

A new scientific study authored by Saint Louis Zoo researchers concludes that immersive, naturalistic exhibits in zoos can elicit positive changes in physiological and psychological measures of health and well-being of visitors. The study titled “Changes in human health parameters associated with an immersive exhibit experience at a zoological institution" was published on Friday, April 17, 2020, in the journal PLOS ONE.

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Elmwood Park Zoo Reveals Gender of Baby Saki Monkey

In a short video, EPZ's reveals the gender of the zoo's baby white-faced saki monkey

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Enjoiy the Seattle Aquarium from home

Seattle Aquarium launches virtual events with new themes weekly

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Reid Park Zoo Welcomes Birth of Female Elephant Calf

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National Aviary Launches CyBIRD Learning Platform

New distance learning platform will reach educators, families around the country

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BRINGING THE TORONTO ZOO TO YOU!

We are trying to engage people going through the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Safari West Keepers Proceed with "Business as Usual"

During the coronavirus closure, Safari West caretakers persevere.

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Tips from the animals (COVID-19)

We’ve looked to our animals for some tips to share on getting through COVID-19 and here’s what we think they’re trying to teach us.

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Utica Zoo launches "Uti-kaZoo: Kid's Academy" for digital educational content

The Utica Zoo has launched their digital education program for kids entitled "Uti-kaZoo: Kid's Academy" featuring educational videos, activities, and crafts.

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Hutchinson Zoo Closes, Golf Course Remains Open

The Hutchinson Zoo announced it was closing at 4:45 p.m. Friday, until further notice due, to the CDC and Reno County Health Department recommendations regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Two Endangered Loggerhead Sea Turtles Released Back to the W

The Florida Aquarium’s Animal Response Team, supported by Florida Blue, offers a story of inspiration and hope in the wake of the ever-evolving situation around COVID-19. “Titan and Starbird,” two threatened loggerhead sea turtles, were released on the pristine sands of the Atlantic Ocean at Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park in the city of New Smyrna Beach.

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Dickerson Park Zoo Temporarily Closed

To help protect the public amid COVID-19 concerns, Dickerson Park Zoo will close March 19.

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OKC ZOO LAUNCHES INTERACTIVE DIGITAL SERIES DURING INDEFINITE CLOSURE

OKC Zoo @ Two digital series presents Zoo experiences daily at 2 p.m. CT starting Thursday, March 19

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SEA-SPAN Facebook Live Starts Tomorrow

Tampa, Fla. – This past weekend the Florida Aquarium made the difficult decision of temporarily closing to the public in support of community efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). During the closure, the Aquarium is launching its first ever SEA-SPAN Facebook Live to keep kids learning and adults entertained during these difficult times.

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Oregon Coast Aquarium Temporarily Closed to the Public For Two Weeks Effective March 16, 2020

Our press release stating our closure

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Utica Zoo Temporarily Closed due to COVID-19

Utica Zoo in Utica, NY has temporarily closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak.

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Giant Sea Bass Release

The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium released 180 critically endangered giant sea bass in Southern California on March 4, 2020. As part of a collaborative project with the Aquarium of the Pacific and Cal State University Northridge, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium successfully raised 600 giant sea bass. Another 200 fish will be released next week with the hope of ushering in a new generation of this endangered species.

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TORONTO ZOO AND NUCLEAR WASTE MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION PARTNER TO CONSERVE NATIVE BATS IN ONTARIO

We partner up with nuclear waste management to fight for conservation of native bats.

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IMPROVED ANIMAL CARE DRIVE ONTARIO TECH UNIVERSITY-TORONTO ZOO PARTNERSHIP

We partner with local university to promote business technology!

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TORONTO ZOO’S PUERTO RICO FIELD WORK IN SUPPORT OF CONSERVATION EFFORTS

We release many PRCs into the wild

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TOMORROW IS SUPER BOWL SUNDAY, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, IT’S SUPERB OWL SUNDAY!

Our owl guesses who is going to win the Superbowl

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Plastic beverage bottles are a thing of the past at John Ball Zoo

Continuing with their mission to inspire our community to be actively engaged in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment, John Ball Zoo has announced that beginning this season they will no longer have plastic beverage bottles in the Zoo.

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At Roger Williams Park Zoo - A Lesson in Frog Speak

Lou Perrotti, director of conservation programs at Roger Williams Park Zoo prepares citizen scientists to listen for frog calls.

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Colorado’s Butterfly Pavilion Celebrates 25 Years of Conservation in 2020

Visit Butterfly Pavilion all year to celebrate 25 years of conservation with events, exhibits and more!

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Winter is a great time to visit local zoos

Boston Herald published a story about all the fun to be had when you visit our Zoo in the wintertime!

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OKC ZOO’S ENDANGERED INDIAN RHINOCEROS IS PREGNANT

Indian rhino calf due this fall – Oklahoma City Zoo is committed to conserving this rare species

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Palm Beach Zoo Welcomes Dr. Kathleen Woodie

Dr. Kathleen Woodie joins Palm Beach Zoo as Director of Animal Care.

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IT’S A GIRL! L.A. ZOO CONFIRMS THE SEX OF ITS CRITICALLY ENDANGERED WESTERN LOWLAND GORILLA BABY

Western lowland gorillas Kelly, 32, and first-time mother N’djia (en-JEE-uh), 25, had their first baby together on Jan. 18, 2020. After three weeks of bonding and clinging tightly to her mother, L.A. Zoo animal care staff were finally able to confirm the baby’s sex as female. The Zoo feels very fortunate as the pregnancy and birth went extremely well, and the result led to a historic moment for the Los Angeles community as it is the first birth of a gorilla baby at the L.A. Zoo in over 20 years.

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OKC ZOO SETS NEW FEBRUARY WEEKEND ATTENDANCE RECORD

Warm weather and the OKC Zoo’s Connect with Wildlife Challenge - guests disconnected with their phones to reconnect with wildlife!

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SeaWorld Parks Leading the Future of Zoo and Aquarium Design

Since 2018 SeaWorld Parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio have been working on an exciting project to bring more diverse and enriching environments to the park’s habitats. The Dynamic Habitat Initiative (DHI) is a fresh way of thinking about zoo and aquarium environments, with multiple species of animals living together including marine mammals, birds, sharks, rays, invertebrates and fish.

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Otterly Exciting News at the SF Teaching Zoo!

For the first time in nearly ten years, the zoo welcomes 5 Asian small-clawed otter pups.

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Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is Certified Sensory Inclusive

KultureCity has partnered with the SF Teaching Zoo to improve the zoo's ability to assist and accommodate guests with sensory needs.

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THE L.A. ZOO ANNOUNCES WESTERN LOWLAND GORILLA BIRTH!

The Los Angeles Zoo’s Campo Gorilla Reserve has a new resident – a brand-new baby! The L.A. Zoo is excited to announce that 25-year-old female critically endangered western lowland gorilla N’djia gave birth to her first baby early Saturday morning – the first gorilla birth at the L.A. Zoo in over 20 years! N’djia and her baby, which has yet to be sexed, spent their first day together bonding behind-the-scenes.

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Los Angeles Zoo Announces Honorees for 2020 Beastly Ball Gala

GREATER LOS ANGELES ZOO ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES BEASTLY BALL GALA HONOREES FOR 2020: DR. BARBARA NATTERSON-HOROWITZ AND KATHRYN BOWERS; AND THE KRATT BROTHERS, CHRIS AND MARTIN KRATT This June, Four Dedicated Animal-Welfare Heroes Will Receive Top Honors At Annual Zoo Fundraising Event in Los Angeles, California

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The Florida Aquarium Names Debborah Luke, PhD Senior Vice President of Conservation

Tampa, Fla. – The Florida Aquarium announced today that Dr. Debborah Luke, an internationally recognized leader with over 25 years of marine and environmental conservation leadership experience, has joined its executive team as Senior Vice President of Conservation. In this role, Debi will be expanding the Aquarium’s dedication to understanding and conserving aquatic species and ecosystems.

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Double Trouble! BPZoo Celebrates the Birth of Bearded Emperor Tamarin Twins

The Buttonwood Park Zoo has a lot to celebrate this holiday season – including the birth of bearded emperor tamarin twins!

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Potter Park Zoo Welcomes Critically Endangered Rhino Calf, First Born at the

For the first time in the 100 year history of Potter Park Zoo, a black rhino calf has been born at the zoo.

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National Aviary Breaks Ground on New Event Space and Entryway

The new facility will host weddings, events, and education programs beginning fall 2020

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African Penguin Chick Hatched at Lincoln Park Zoo

The African penguin colony at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove recently grew by one! An endangered African penguin chick hatched November 26.

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River Museum gives 4-inch fish a fighting chance

The Barrens Topminnow is facing a “one, two punch” in its fight for survival, as the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium joins its corner to go the distance in a hopeful comeback.

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Little Rock Zoo Welcomes Baby Gibbon

The Little Rock Zoo proudly announces birth of a female baby gibbon born on October 31, 2019. The third birth to both mother and father.

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Oklahoma City Zoo Welcomes Clouded Leopard Cubs to Cat Habitat Forest

Male, J.D., 7 months old, and female, Rukai, 8 months old, are now on public view

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The Wilds Welcomes Another Rhino Calf

The Wilds is celebrating the arrival of a female white rhinoceros calf, the second to be born at the conservation center in a little over a month.

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Lincoln Park Zoo Breaks Ground on Lion Habitat with Generous Gift from the Pepper Family

Pepper Family Wildlife Center Construction Begins

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Zoo Atlanta Welcomes Patagonian Maras

Lilo and Stitch are the newest additions to the Zoo’s complement of South American wildlife

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LA Zoo Successfully Hatches First Congo Peafowl Chick in Over 20 Years

The Los Angeles Zoo welcomed its first Congo peafowl chick, a pheasant native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.

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Help Name Maryland Zoo's Newest Penguin Chick

The Maryland Zoo wants to add a dash, sprinkle and pinch of new names to the growing African penguin colony!

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The Shores Team at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Hatches Endangered Turtles in Breeding Milestone

Two new babies at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium may be tiny, but they bring big hopes for one of the most endangered species on the planet.

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Audubon Nature Institute Renews Community Connect Program

Audubon continues its commitment to engaging and educating the community about the wonders of nature by renewing the Audubon Community Connect program in 2020. This ongoing initiative helps to grow accessibility to Audubon Zoo, Aquarium, Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and Audubon Louisiana Nature Center for New Orleanians.

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Armenia's First Ever Reptile Breeding Center Opens with Support from Saint Louis Zoo

Reptiles and amphibians on the brink of extinction in Armenia are getting some critical assistance with the creation of the country’s first-ever conservation breeding center for these species — and the Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute was instrumental in its establishment.

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Potter Park Zoo Receives Grant from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

Potter Park Zoological Society has been awarded a grant of $24,000 for operating support and $8,550 to complete a renovation for part of the zoo’s farmyard from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA).

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CMZoo Staff Members Return to Ecuador to Continue Mountain Tapir Conservation Efforts

In early December 2019, four staff members from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will travel to the Andes Mountains of Ecuador for an important conservation expedition to help save critically endangered mountain tapirs (tay-purrs).

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New exhibits at the River Museum & Aquarium receive significant support through recent grants

In recent weeks, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium has been awarded an overwhelming $255,000 by two area granting bodies.

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NEWS RELEASE: Polar Bear Cub Born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on Thanksgiving Day

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium welcomed a polar bear cub born on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, to mother, Aurora, and father, Lee.

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Rare Birdwings Butterflies Arrive at Colorado’s Butterfly Pavilion Saturday

Make your holiday season extra beautiful and bright and discover some of the world’s most spectacular butterflies - Northern Birdwings! Typically, only found in the rainforests of Southeast Asia and Oceania, they’re taking flight in Butterfly Pavilion’s Wings of the Tropics exhibit for a limited time.

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Los Angeles Zoo is Having a Gorilla Baby!

L.A. Zoo is Delighted to Announce That First-Time Mother N’djia is Expecting A Baby This Holiday Season

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Tennessee Aquarium-Led, International Team Develops Interactive Map of World’s Turtle Communities

In the midst of what has been called the planet’s sixth mass extinction, many scientists describe the rate of species loss on earth as having reached crisis levels.

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Tracy Aviary and Young Living Bring in 70k for Owl Conservation Project

Last night, Tracy Aviary and Young Living Essential Oils celebrated their partnership and accomplishment in bringing in $70,000 for a new Western Owl Conservation Project

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Toronto Zoo Collaborates with Local Partners to Continue Blanding's Turtle Conservation Efforts

We collaborate with local partners to get Blanding's Turtle hatchlings in.

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Conservation Partnership Continues to Thrive in Louisiana With the Release of Whooping Cranes

A group of eleven juvenile whooping cranes were transferred to the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area in Southwest Louisiana as part of an ongoing effort to protect the species from extinction.

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Brevard Zoo to award annual grant to conservation partner

Brevard Zoo has announced that long-term conservation partner Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary will be the recipient of a $5,000 grant to be awarded every year in perpetuity.

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Florida Panther Kittens Under Zootampa Care

Team of Experts Work Collaboratively to Help Key Endangered Species

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Zoo’s oldest gorilla to have a major medical exam to investigate critical geriatric issues

Woodland Park Zoo’s animal health team and local medical specialists will perform a medical exam this week on Amanda, a 49-year-old female gorilla.

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The Florida Aquarium Board of Directors Appoints Kimberly A. Bruce as Chair

Tampa, Fla. – The Florida Aquarium’s Board of Directors today unanimously approved Kimberly A. Bruce, as the organization’s new Board Chair at its annual meeting.

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Aquarium and partners to release endangered white abalones in the wild

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in collaboration with the Aquarium of the Pacific, the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory, the Bay Foundation, Paua Marine Research Group, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and various other partners have been working together to help save the white abalone from extinction.

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Western lowland gorilla Kimani will soon move to new home

Western lowland gorilla Kimani will soon move to her new home where it is hoped that she will be successful in starting her own family.

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Utica Zoo opens contest to name Red Panda cubs

Since July, the newborn Red Panda cubs have been seen by millions of people online, visited by thousands on International Red Panda Day, and the wholesome social media content everyone has needed. Now is the time for the community to get their chance to voice their opinions and help name the cubs!

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Maryland Zoo Welcomes First Penguin Chicks of the Breeding Season

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is excited to announce the hatching of two African penguin chicks – the first to hatch during the 2019-2020 breeding season at Penguin Coast. The chicks hatched in late October.

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NEW Zoo Welcomes Nigel the Giraffe

The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park is excited to announce the arrival of Nigel, our new nine-year-old male reticulated giraffe.

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Columbus Zoo Manatees Carmen and Heavy Falcon Return to Florida

After being rescued as orphans off the coast of Florida in early 2018, manatees Carmen and Heavy Falcon have completed their rehabilitation at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and began their journey back to Florida late Monday night.

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Calgary Zoo: Canadian Fishers Get Passports

18 Alberta fishers were relocated from northern Alberta to the Northern Cascades in Washington State this month.

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Calgary Zoo; The Conservation Dance

Monty arrived at the Calgary Zoo as an unhatched egg from Montana and joined the zoo team at the Snyder-Wilson Family Greater Sage-Grouse Pavilion in spring 2019.

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Sedgwick County Zoo announces new brand identity

The Sedgwick County Zoo has announced a new brand identity as part of the ongoing implementation of the Zoo’s Strategic Master Plan.

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LA Zoo Welcomes Female Masai Giraffe Calf

The Los Angeles Zoo is happy to announce the birth of a female Masai giraffe calf born on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 to mother, Hasina, and father, Phillip. The currently unnamed calf weighed in at 138 pounds and stands at 6-foot-6. This will be the 11-year-old mother’s fifth calf and the 7-year-old father’s sixth calf. Hasina and Phillip were paired together through a Species Survival Plan (SSP) program that breeds Masai giraffes in order to ensure the survival of a species that is endangered in the wild.

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Boo @ the L.A. Zoo

Halloween Month Brings New Interactive Activities, Animal Feedings, Kids Shows, Autumn Photo Ops, Trick-or-Treating and Other Festive Fall Fun at the L.A. Zoo, Every Weekend in October

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CAZA Recognizes the Winners of the Outstanding Achievement Awards

Toronto Zoo reproductive biologist wins an award!!!

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Endangered Giant River Otters Introduced

Four giant river otter pups made their much-anticipated public debut Saturday at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. The pups were born to 7-year-old mother Sarave and 11-year-old father Buddy, who was born in Guyana and rescued as an orphan. Buddy is blind and the most genetically-valuable giant river otter in the Species Survival Plan (SSP), which makes these first offspring of his such a huge success for conservation.

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Holding hands with a chimpanzee: Surgeon investigates lump on Susie's wrist

Last month, John Ball Zoo reached out to Spectrum Health for an unusual patient - our chimpanzee, Susie. Susie, a 32-year-old chimp, developed a mysterious lump on the back of her right hand that needed looking into. Our zoo veterinarian, Dr. Ryan, cares for roughly 2,000 animals at John Ball Zoo - which involves 210 different species. “When you’re practicing zoo medicine, you are the ultimate generalist,” he said. “Our expertise comes in caring for so many different species. Partnering with specialists can give us their focal knowledge when we need it. By working together, we can provide the best care possible for all our patients.” Since chimpanzees and humans share very similar anatomy, we asked Dr. Jebson, a hand-surgeon at Spectrum Health, if he would come take a look.

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Mote receives federal grant to study highly migratory sharks as part of new consortium

Mote Marine Laboratory is bringing its long history of shark expertise to a new consortium studying highly migratory species, thanks to new federal funding. Dr. Robert Hueter, Director of Mote's Center for Shark Research, will be leading the shark research at Mote.

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The Maryland Zoo to Reach New Heights

BALTIMORE, MD – Some of the primates at The Maryland Zoo will soon be seen monkeying around overhead thanks to the addition of the new Colobus Trail.

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Audubon Zoo Releases Rarest Snakes in the United States

Three representatives of the rarest snake species in the United States were released into the wild thanks to partners from around the country. Three Louisiana pine snakes were released by Audubon Zoo and the United States Forestry Service (USFS) in the Kisatchie National Forest on September 19, 2019. Hatched at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in 2017 and then transferred to Audubon Zoo in 2018 for head-starting, or rearing to larger sizes that would be less vulnerable to predation prior to their release, these three individuals play a critical role in the recovery of this disappearing species. With around 200 individuals estimated to be left in the wild, Louisiana pine snakes (Pituophis ruthveni) are classified as endangered by the IUCN. Audubon Zoo's release follows the release of an additional 22 Louisiana pine snakes earlier this month that were hatched at Memphis Zoo and Fort Worth Zoo.

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Helping a Giraffe to Become a Mom

The Calgary Zoo team announced today that they’re hopeful 8-year old Masai giraffe “Emara” will become a mother for the first time by overcoming pregnancy challenges she has faced in the past.

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Toronto Zoo Receives Marketing Award from Association of Zoos and Aquariums

We were recognized by the AZA on our marketing campaign.

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Loveland Living Planet Aquarium Welcomes 5 Millionth Guest

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium welcomed their 5 Millionth Guest in five and a half years.

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The Calgary Zoo introduces its new male western lowland gorilla

The Calgary Zoo announced that its new male western lowland gorilla, “Jasiri”, has finished his 3-month quarantine and made his public debut in the TransAlta Rainforest.

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Let the Baby Aldabra Tortoise Race Begin

Members of the media are invited to the Tulsa Zoo at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, to watch the baby Aldabra tortoise race and interview animal care staff. This pre-race is a celebration of the upcoming Ascension St. John ZooRun presented by CommunityCare, happening Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Tulsa Zoo.

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Monarch Magic takes Center Stage at Butterfly Pavilion, Sept. 16-29, 2019

• The Annual Monarch Migration Travels Through Colorado • Celebrate World Monarch Day on Saturday, Sept. 21 • Special Monarch Magic Admission starts at $24 for 2

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National Aquarium Promotes Dr. Lori Westmoreland to Director of Animal Health and Welfare

The National Aquarium is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Lori Westmoreland from Associate Veterinarian to Director of Animal Health and Welfare, effective immediately.

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Parks Canada And Toronto Zoo Reach Agreement to Enhance Visitor Experiences at the Rouge

We are coordinating with Parks Canada

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Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Says Goodbye to Changbai, One of Three Amur Tigers

A Species Survival Plan Transfer Will Take Changbai to Another Zoo

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Detroit Zoo to Meet 100% Renewable Energy Goal

Will use Michigan-made clean energy through DTE’s MIGreenPower

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FIU, Zoo Miami Land National Funding For Undergraduate Research Opportunities

FIU, Zoo Miami and the Zoo Miami Foundation are teaming up to expand conservation research opportunities for undergraduate college students.

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Toronto Zoo Sends Endangered Eastern Loggerhead Shrikes to Ontario for Release into the Wild

We are releasing our shrikes!

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Columbus Zoo Welcomes Litter of Three Lion Cubs

Three African lion cubs were born on August 16 through August 17 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Mother Naomi is doing well and is being very attentive to the cubs, who appear to be healthy. All are being monitored behind the scenes by the Zoo’s veterinary and Heart of Africa animal care teams.

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Somali Wild Ass Foal Born at St. Louis Zoo

A male Somali wild ass (Somali is pronounced so-MAH-lee) foal named Tobias (toh-BYE-us) was born at the Saint Louis Zoo on July 30 to mother Tukia (too-KEE-uh), who came to St. Louis from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in 2005, and father Hirizi (her-EE-zee), who was born at the Saint Louis Zoo in 2013.

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Triplets for Masu the Red Panda!

The Virginia Zoo welcomes three red panda cubs to mom, three-year-old Masu and dad, four-year-old Timur.

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ZooTampa Reveals Gender of New Baby Koala

Is it a Girl or Boy?!

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Utica Zoo welcomes 2 newborn Red Panda cubs

Utica Zoo is excited to announce the birth of two Red Panda cubs. The cubs were born in the early morning hours of July 6, 2019 at the Utica Zoo to Ming Yue (mother) and Muse (father).

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National Science Foundation-Funded Study Underway at OKC Zoo's Lizard Lab

Conservation research aims to improve survival rates of threatened Texas horned lizards reintroduced to the wild

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Toronto Zoo Sends Critically Endangered Dusky Gopher Frogs To Memphis for Release in the Wild

We are helping Gopher frogs.

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Endangered Grey Crowned-crane Makes Public Debut at National Aviary

An endangered Grey Crowned-crane hatched at the National Aviary on July 27.

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Los Angeles Zoo Announces New Director of Conservation

The Los Angeles Zoo is pleased to welcome the arrival of Dr. Jake Owens as the new Director of Conservation – the first position in the Zoo’s history dedicated solely towards wildlife conservation.

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Zoo Atlanta Opens All New African Savanna

All life is connected in one of Earth’s most legendary wild places

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The Maryland Zoo Welcomes Baby Blue Duiker

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is “fawning” over the newest animal addition – a baby blue duiker.

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Buttonwood Park Zoo Celebrates Selection as a Shaw’s Community Bag Program Beneficiary

Fresh off completing the Plastic Free Ecochallenge in July, the Buttonwood Park Zoological Society has been selected as a beneficiary of the Shaw’s Community Bag Program for the month of August.

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Two white-naped cranes hatch at Woodland Park Zoo

Chicks mark the first hatching of the vulnerable species for the zoo

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Inaugural Asian Elephant Awareness Month Highlights Plight of Endangered Species

World Elephant Day events, #TONSoflove social media campaign, Empire Slice House partnership and more announced

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Little Rock Zoo Proud to Announce Birth of Baby Orangutan

The Little Rock Zoo welcome a new female baby Northwest Bornean orangutan.

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Toronto Zoo Is Celebrating Vancouver Island Marmot Breeding Success

We are celebrating another great year with our marmot breeding!

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Canada Lynx On Exhibit at NEW Zoo

three Canada lynx kittens born at the NEW Zoo in May are making their public debut!

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Toronto Zoo's Iconic Red Barn Helps With Conservation Breeding for Three Endangered Canadian Species

Our red barn serves to be a breeding facility for endangered canadian animals.

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Toronto Zoo & McMaster University Collaborate On Protocol For Amorphophallus Titanium Pollination

We try to attempt some cool plant science.

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San Diego Zoo Global Announces Historic Birth of Southern White Rhino Calf

San Diego Zoo Global is excited to announce a historic, successful birth of a southern white rhino calf at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park—the conservation organization’s first rhino born following hormone-induced ovulation and artificial insemination.

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Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Marks Global Tiger Day with $2.5 Million from City of Bridgeport

Latest Pledge Brings New Tiger Habitat Closer to Fruition

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Brevard Zoo plans triple sea turtle release

Up to three rehabilitated sea turtles will be returned to the ocean at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach on Thursday, August 1 at 10 a.m.

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Doppsee’s Pregnancy: Updates From Potter Park Zoo’s Veterinarian

Doppsee’s Pregnancy: Updates From Potter Park Zoo’s Veterinarian

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Little Rock Zoo Loses Trudy, Oldest Living Western Lowland Gorilla

The world's oldest living Western Lowland Gorilla living in an AZA accredited zoo passes away. Trudy was one of the first two gorillas ever exhibited in the State of Arkansas.

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First Sequence of Komodo Dragon Genome is Legacy Of Animals From Zoo Atlanta

New study provides groundbreaking insights into the evolution of lizards

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Lion Cubs Debut at Naples Zoo

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is excited to announce that the lion cubs will make their grand debut to the public on Wednesday, July 31st.

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KU School of Medicine-Wichita faculty member performs procedure on SCZ gorilla

Veterinarians at the Sedgwick County Zoo recently partnered with Dr. Nathan Tofteland, assistant professor of gastroenterology at KU School of Medicine-Wichita, to perform an upper and lower gastrointestinal exam on Billy, a 28-year-old lowland gorilla.

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Western Lowland Baby Gorilla Born at Zoo Atlanta

Birth adds a crucial new member to the zoological population of a critically endangered species

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The Calgary Zoo Welcomes 5 Endangered Vancouver Island Marmot Pups

The Calgary Zoo announced today that 5 Vancouver Island marmot pups have been born at the Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre. Since the Calgary Zoo became involved in the Vancouver Island marmot reintroduction breeding program in 1997, 131 marmot pups have been born at the Calgary Zoo and released into the wild. These 5 new born pups don’t have names yet: once they receive their vet checks in the fall, there will be a public naming contest.

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Zoo Atlanta welcomes African Elephant Msholo

Zoo Atlanta welcomes Msholo, an adult male African elephant from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, to the Zambezi Elephant Center at the all-new African Savanna, opening on August 8, 2019.

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Ambassador Eagle Turns 30

Phoenix the bald eagle, Dickerson Park Zoo's most recognized education ambassador, turn 30.

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The Living Desert's Annual Attendance Grows for 6th Year in a Row

The Zoo Welcomed Over 512,000 Guests For 2018-2019

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Oregon Coast Shows Up for Summer Bioblitzes

Newport, Oregon—Bioblitzes held all along the Oregon Coast this summer saw a great turnout from both locals and coastal visitors alike. The Bioblitzes, aimed at surveying the organisms at each of Oregon’s five marine reserves, took place in early June and July and saw over fifty participants at each public event.

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What’s a “Doofah”? Potter Park Zoo Announces Arrival of Adorable Male Red Panda

Potter Park Zoo has recently welcomed a new male red panda named “Doofah.”

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Fur Seals Find Forever Home at Mystic Aquarium

Mystic Aquarium’s Gibbons in CA to Assist with Additional Rehab Efforts

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Brevard Zoo to release two rehabilitated sea turtles

Juvenile green sea turtles Don King and Kazoo will be returned to the Indian River Lagoon on the northeast side of the A. Max Brewer Bridge in Titusville tomorrow at 10 a.m.

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Buttonwood Zoo Welcomes Female Red Panda

The Buttonwood Park Zoo is now home to not one, but two, endangered red pandas.

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Baby Chimpanzee Debuts at the Maryland Zoo

The newest and tiniest member of The Maryland Zoo’s chimpanzee troop made her debut on Friday, July 19.

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Cute Alert: Western Grey Kangaroo Joey

We have a new joey! Come see the Kangaroo Walk-Thru and try to spot the Joey.

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Quads Born to Endangered Red Pandas at Lee Richardson Zoo

Lee Richardson Zoo is very happy, and a bit astounded, to announce the birth of four red panda cubs.

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Oregon Coast Aquarium Rehabilitates and Releases Giant Pacific Octopus Caught as Bycatch

The Oregon Coast Aquarium rehabilitated and released a giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) that was caught in a crab trap back in March

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Success for Audubon Nature Institute’s Community Connect Program

Audubon Nature Institute launched its Community Connect program in January 2019 with the commitment to help grow accessibility to Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and Audubon Louisiana Nature Center for New Orleanians.

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Potter Park Zoo Welcomes New Male Snow Leopard “Taza”

The Potter Park Zoo team is excited to announce that their newest resident is ready to make his debut.

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Utica Zoo announces Limited Edition “Lion’s Roast” coffee, Supports African Lion conservation

The new, limited edition coffee, aptly named “Lion’s Roast”, is a single source coffee from Tanzania, which boasts the largest concentration of wild Lions in Africa.

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The Oregon Coast Aquarium is Going LIVE in 3..2..1..

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is excited to announce the installation of three new live cameras: The Shark Cam, the Seabird Cam, and the Otter Cam.

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Chimpanzee Born at Maryland Zoo

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is thrilled to announce the birth of a female chimpanzee, born on Friday, July 5, 2019, to 29-year-old chimpanzee Bunny.

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Memphis Zoo helps to release hundreds of endangered frogs into the wild

The Memphis Zoo recently led the release of 622 critically endangered dusky gopher frogs into the wild, the largest ever release of captive-bred individuals of this species.

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Month-Old California Sea Lion Pup makes Public Debut at Brookfield Zoo

A male California sea lion pup born on June 10 has a name—Charger and can now be seen at Brookfield Zoo’s Pinniped Point.

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Potter Park Zoo Sends 2,000 Tadpoles to Puerto Rico to Help Critically Endangered Species

Potter Park Zoo recently shipped nearly 2,000 Puerto Rican crested toad tadpoles to be released in the wild in Puerto Rico, an essential step in securing a viable population of this critically endangered species.

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OKC Zoo Sets New Single Day Attendance Record

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden welcomed 23,294 visitors on Sales Tax Appreciation Day (Free Day), Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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Baby Boom at Zoo Miami

Not only were we celebrating the birthdate of our country, we are also celebrating the birth of not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, but 6 new babies to 6 different moms, that have all arrived in the last 7 days!!

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Mote Scientist Earns Prestigious Presidential Award for Coral Disease Research

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is extremely honored to announce that Dr. Erinn Muller, Science Director of Mote’s Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration and Manager for Mote’s Coral Health & Disease Research Program, has been awarded the prestigious Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Welcomes Giraffe Calf, and It's a Girl!

Msitu, a 10-year-old reticulated giraffe at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, welcomed her third calf into the world on Saturday, July 6 at 1:20 p.m. Mom and baby girl seem to be doing great.

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Potter Park Zoo's Alaskan Moose Receives New, Innovative and Effective Chemotherapy Treatment

A new, innovative, and effective cancer treatment is helping save the life of Potter Park Zoo’s five-year-old Alaskan moose, Meeko.

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Rock Hyrax Pups Born at Brevard Zoo

Brevard Zoo welcomed two rock hyrax pups on Wednesday, June 19 to mother Buffy and father Fangs.

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Shedd Aquarium Welcomes Healthy Beluga Whale Calf

The Calf is Already Reaching Important Milestones Like Swimming, Bonding and Nursing

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Don Hutchinson to Step Down as President of the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore announced that Donald P. Hutchinson will be stepping down from his role as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) next year after twelve-and-a-half years with the organization.

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Independence Day Assistance for Flood Victims

The Tulsa Zoo will donate half of all full-priced admissions on the Fourth of July to the Disaster Relief Fund for Eastern Oklahoma.

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LA City Council Confirms Denise M Verret as Zoo Director of the Los Angeles Zoo

Verret Now Serves as the First African American Female Zoo Director of an Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Accredited Institution

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Birmingham Zoo Welcomes Two New Male African Elephants

Birmingham Zoo is thrilled to announce the newest additions to our Zoo family, two young male African elephants. Ages 9 and 10, both bulls come to us from San Diego Zoo Safari Park, also accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

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California Sea Lion Pup Born at Brookfield Zoo

A California sea lion pup was born at Brookfield Zoo on June 10.

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John Ball Zoo Announces New Executive Leader

John Ball Zoo has announced a new leader to join its executive team. John Ball Zoo welcomes Michael Lomonaco into a new role as its Chief Development and Community Engagement Officer.

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Potter Park Zoo: Rhino Training Important for Daily Care and Monitoring Pregnancy

Rhino Training Important for Daily Care and Monitoring Pregnancy for Pregnant Black Rhino "Doppsee" at Potter Park Zoo

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Swing on By Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo for Opening of New Spider Monkey Habitat

The Spider Monkey Habitat Ribbon Cutting Takes Place Saturday, June 29 at 11:00 a.m.

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Toronto Zoo Provides Antivenom For Patient at Grand River Hospital

We provided antivenom to save someones life.

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Washed Ashore Comes to the Tulsa Zoo

Oklahoma Debut of Art to Save the Sea

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Minnesota Zoo to Release Rare Prairie Butterfly for Final Time at Preserve

Hundreds More Dakota Skippers Heading to Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie

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Buttonwood Park Zoo Celebrates 125 Years with Zoobilation!

The Buttonwood Park Zoo is the 12th oldest zoo in the US and celebrating its 125th year !

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Blanding's Turtles Released in Rouge National Urban Park

Toronto Zoo's Blanding's turtles get released into Rouge National Urban Park.

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The Toronto Zoo Has Some Exciting News! Female Masai Giraffe Mstari is Expecting her First Calf

Toronto Zoo announces a giraffe pregnancy!

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Oklahoma City Zoo Announces Birth of Endangered Red Panda Cubs

Online voting contest to help choose names of the male and female red panda cubs

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The Maryland Zoo Opens New African Journey Habitats

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is proud to announce the official opening of the newly renovated lion, giraffe and elephant habitats in the African Journey section of the Zoo.

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Colorado’s Butterfly Pavilion Announces Pollinator District, a New Model for Conservation

Pollinator District is a first-of-its-kind initiative, linking natural resources, city and county government agencies, real estate development and non-profit conservation organizations. Baseline, a new community in Broomfield, Colo., will be the world’s first Pollinator District.

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Rare Amur Leopard Cubs Make Their Debut at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

Two of the rarest (and littlest) of the big cats on earth are ready to make their debut at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo!

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It's a Boy! LA Zoo Welcomes a Second Zebra Foal to the Herd

On the heels of the first Grevy’s zebra foal birth since 1988, the Los Angeles Zoo welcomed a second healthy foal on April 24.

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The Buttonwood Zoo Holds 13th Annual DreamNight

Bubbles and the smell of cotton candy filled the air at the Buttonwood Park Zoo on Friday, June 7 during the 13th annual DreamNight!

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Juvenile Brown Pelican Found Snared by Fishing Hook and Line at Oregon Coast Aquarium

The Oregon Coast Aquarium admitted a juvenile brown pelican Thursday night that was found snared in a fishing hook and line. Civilians transferred the large bird to the Aquarium after finding it severely entangled and in distress at Devil’s Punchbowl State Park.

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Welcome to the New African Lions Habitat at the Zoo de Granby!

This summer, everyone will be able to discover the smartly designed and carefully planned space for our African lions.

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Memphis Zoo Veterinarian Help Save Injured Bald Eagle

Dr. Felicia Knightly, Senior Veterinarian at Memphis Zoo’s animal hospital, and her team work diligently to save an injured bald eagle.

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African Elephants Kelly and Tara Pack Their Trunks in Major Milestone

See the elephants in their state-of-the-art new habitat when the African Savanna opens later this summer at Zoo Atlanta.

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Virginia Zoo Opens New Nature Playground

The Virginia Zoo staff, volunteers, donors and members christened the new “Run Wild! Nature Discovery Zone” during the Zoo’s annual Member Night.

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Second Newborn Gorilla Joins Troop at Lincoln Park Zoo

Newest Critically Endangered Western Lowland Gorilla Arrival Born June 12

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Sedgwick County Zoo delivers two Mexican wolf pups to Arizona in cross-foster effort

Animal care experts from the Sedgwick County Zoo delivered two critically endangered Mexican wolf pups to Arizona to be cross-fostered by a wild pack last month.

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Endangered bird emerges at Brevard Zoo

On June 8, an as-yet-unnamed wrinkled hornbill chick that hatched on April 12 emerged from its nest at Brevard Zoo.

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Escape Extinction: Sharks Opens at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas announces an exciting addition open June 12, “Escape Extinction: Sharks” is an all-ages, family-friendly new interactive experience presented by Escape My Room. The mission is to save sharks from going extinct.

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You Otter Know! ! Zoo’s otter pups now have names.

Woodland Park Zoo’s otterly adorable North American river otter pups officially have names! The two boys are named Tucker and Nooksack, and the two girls are named Piper and Tahu.

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Potter Park Zoo Announces birth of Critically Endangered Cotton Top Tamarins

The Potter Park Zoo animal care team announced the recent birth of critically endangered cotton-top tamarins to parents Yuri and LG.

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Rare Andean Condor Chick Hatches at National Aviary

A rare Andean Condor chick hatched today at the National Aviary, and viewers around the world can now see the chick being cared for by its parents, Lianni and Lurch, via live-streaming web cam at https://www.aviary.org/condor-nest-cam.

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Virginia Zoo Has Two New Attention Hogs

The Virginia Zoo’s red river hog sounder, or group, is growing by two this summer. Mrembo and Tikiti, both females, joined the Zoo last month.

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Rolling Hills Zoo’s New Pride Arrives

Rolling Hills Zoo’s new lion pride arrived from Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago the morning of June 5th. The pride, made up of a male and two females, along with Lincoln Park Zoo’s animal curator and keepers, left Chicago at 3 p.m. yesterday afternoon and drove through the night to arrive at Rolling Hills Zoo the next day.

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Two Male Giraffe Calves Mix with the Herd for the First Time at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Two male giraffe calves born earlier this year began interacting with the herd today (June 4, 2019) in their field exhibit at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, enthusiastically racing around and kicking up their heels.

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Western Lowland Gorilla at Brookfield Zoo Celebrates 1st Birthday

Ali (pronounced Al-ee), a western lowland gorilla at Brookfield Zoo, turns one tomorrow, June 1, and animal care specialists celebrated her birthday a day early!

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Woodland Park Zoo's baby giraffe’s feet abnormalities improve—shoes are removed

A couple of weeks ago, Woodland Park Zoo’s baby male giraffe, Hasani (huh-SAW-nee) got a new pair of custom shoes to treat congenital rear leg abnormalities. Because of significant improvements, the giraffe is now shoe-free.

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Critically Endangered Eastern Black Rhino Born at Lincoln Park Zoo is a Male

Calf Born at Regenstein African Journey on May 19 is a Male; Continues to Surpass Milestones

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Celebrating Rolling Hills Zoo’s 20th Anniversary!

The year 2019 marks Rolling Hills Zoo’s 20th Anniversary, a significant achievement in the Zoo’s lifetime. As with any special milestone, a year-long celebration is being planned which will include special events and activities, monthly specials and a 20th Anniversary Celebration on the anniversary of the Zoo’s official opening day, and a very special gallery show that takes the zoo’s guests back in time.

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Join the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo for World Sea Lion and World Otter Day 2019

On Thursday May 30, 2019 from 1 PM to 6 PM, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo will be participating in World Sea Lion and World Otter Day.

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Birmingham Zoo’s Elephant Callee Joins New Herd At Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Birmingham Zoo’s 18 year old male African elephant Callee has moved into a breeding herd at his new home at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

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Orphaned Mountain Lion Cubs Find Home at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Six-week-old cubs will be visible to guests in the coming weeks.

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Male Snow Leopard Coming To NEW Zoo & Adventure Park

The NEW Zoo is in the final stages of arranging to bring in a male snow leopard from the Tulsa Zoo.

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Critical Surgery Performed On Juvenile Pygmy Hippo At Zoo Miami

“Aubergine,” the pygmy hippopotamus that became a media star and visitor favorite at Zoo Miami when he was born on August 4th of last year, underwent critical surgery yesterday to repair a birth defect that had the potential of becoming a life-threatening condition.

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LA Zoo Pioneers New Breeding Technique to Raise Critically Endangered California Condors

The Los Angeles Zoo leads the charge in California condor conservation with the discovery of a successful breeding technique never before tried by any other Zoo. With only 500 California condors left in the world, the L.A. Zoo has spent the last 30 years refining the delicate process of breeding these birds, with the goal of releasing them back to their native habitat. The new, advanced approach of allowing the adult birds to foster more than one chick at a time has shown Zoo staff what the condors are capable of while also increasing the numbers of a critically-endangered species.

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Butterfly Pavilion Celebrates Pollinator Week with Bee Movie

Outdoor Movie Night will take place outside on the front lawn of the invertebrate zoo in Westminster on June 21. Rice’s Honey® is a proud sponsor of the Butterfly Pavilion and its global PACE initiative to increase awareness of the importance of pollinators. Butterflies at Chatfield Farms opens tomorrow!

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“Pollinators: All The Buzz” Como's New Exhibit Opens Friday!

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is excited to unveil a new exhibit called “Pollinators: All The Buzz” opening Friday, May 24th and continuing until Labor Day weekend.

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Pacific Visions wing at the Aquarium of the Pacific Opens May 24

New wing opening May 24, 2019, features interactive exhibitions, the state-of-the-art immersive Honda Pacific Visions Theater, an art gallery that transports visitors under the ocean, and live animal exhibits.

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The All-New Donna M. Fernandes Amphibian and Reptile Center at the Buffalo Zoo Ready to Open

On Friday, May 24, 2019, the Buffalo Zoo will open to the public the newly renovated Donna M. Fernandes Amphibian and Reptile Center. The exhibit will feature over 40 amphibians and reptiles, including the Komodo dragon, the largest living lizard in the world and the Bushmaster snake, the longest venomous snake found in the Western hemisphere.

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Lion Cubs Born at Naples Zoo

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is celebrating the birth of three African lion cubs. The first cub was born on May 13th and cubs two and three were born the next morning on May 14th to first time mother, 13-year-old Shani. This is the first time lion cubs have been born at Naples Zoo in over 30 years.

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New Arrivals: Shedd Aquarium Welcomes Sibling Penguin Hatchlings

The Aquarium Provides a First Look at the Magellanic Chicks.

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Bat-eared Fox Kits Born at Brookfield Zoo

Three bat-eared fox kits were born at Brookfield Zoo on March 23. Following their birth the two females and one male, named Helen, Jane, and Edward, remained in their den for several weeks. Now, guests visiting their habitat at the Desert’s Edge exhibit can see the kits wrestling, playing, and running around together.

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Koala Joey Emerges from Mother’s Pouch at ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Animal care team welcomes first koala baby born at the Zoo

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Oklahoma City Zoo Welcomes Rescued Sea Lion Pup

11-month-old pup travels 1,400 miles from California to her new home at OKC Zoo

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Saint Louis Zoo Debuts Plans for Primate Canopy Trails

$11.5 million outdoor expansion will open in 2021

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New partnership enhances Brevard Zoo dining options

Brevard Zoo has partnered with Denver-based Service Systems Associates (SSA) to manage the Zoo’s culinary offerings. The Flamingo Café has been transformed into Nourish 321, a stylish venue offering classic twists on old favorites.

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Florida Aquarium to Return Four Rehabilitated Sea Turtles to Florida's East Coast

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, The Florida Aquarium’s Animal Response Team, supported by Florida Blue, will return four green sea turtles into the Atlantic Ocean at Wilbur-By-The-Sea in Volusia County.

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Aquarium Unveils New Pacific Visions Expansion in Gala Premiere Event Featuring the Long Beach Opera

Approximately 450 guests attended the Premiere, which celebrated the Aquarium’s first major expansion in its twenty-one-year history.

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Up to Our Necks in Zoo Babies at Virginia Zoo

The Virginia Zoo welcomed a female Masai giraffe calf on May 20, 2019. At birth, the calf weighed 141 pounds, and stands almost six feet tall. This is the sixth giraffe to be born to mom, Imara and seventh for dad, Billy.

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BABY WATCH: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Announces Giraffe Pregnancy

Msitu (muh-SEE’-too), a 10-year-old reticulated giraffe at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, is pregnant, according to various test results and experts. CMZoo veterinary staff and giraffe keepers believe she is likely to have a calf in the next two months.

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Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's Beastly Ball Raises Nearly $1.2 Million

The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s (GLAZA) annual BEASTLY BALL attracted over 800 guests and raised nearly $1.2 million on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

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Audubon Zoo Welcomes Lions with Celebration Fit for a King

With great pride, Audubon Zoo introduced their new lion pride to New Orleans today.

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Rare Albino American Alligator at Brookfield Zoo

Guests visiting Brookfield Zoo will have the unique opportunity to see Snowflake, a 16-year-old albino American alligator. Measuring 7 feet long, Snowflake will make his home at The Swamp habitat through September before heading back south to Florida’s St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, a facility accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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Coast into Summer on New Rides at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is gearing up for even more summer fun with the addition of new rides and attractions. This May, guests will be able to enjoy a journey back in time on the Dinosaur Island boat ride and get an adrenaline rush on two new rides in the Zoo’s Jungle Jack’s Landing area.

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Maryland Zoo Trumpeter Swan Released in Iowa

A juvenile trumpeter swan, hatched in May 2018 at The Maryland Zoo, was recently released in Iowa as part of a conservation program.

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The Toronto Zoo Presents Washed Ashore – Art to Save the Sea

Canada's debut Washed Ashore Art to Save the Sea exhibit debut!

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Endangered Crowned Lemur Born at Zoo Atlanta

Just in time for Endangered Species Day, Zoo Atlanta celebrates the birth of a rare new arrival. An infant crowned lemur was born May 4, 2019, to parents Sava and Xonsu.

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Toronto Zoo Delivers Missing Information Critical to Sustaining Biodiversity

We help save species from extinction!

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Toronto Zoo to Bring World-Class Lumina Night Night Walk Experience to the Zoo in Winter 2019

We have a special announcement, we are getting a state-of-the-art light show coming this winter!

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Cute Alert! Endangered African Penguin Check Hatched

Toronto Zoo has a new baby penguin!

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TORONTO ZOO LAUNCHES PODCAST

We have a podcast about our zoo!

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Wee Wee Have Girls! Toronto Zoo's Red River Hoglets Need Names

Our red river hogglets have names!

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Toronto Zoo's Baby Stripes Has a Name!

We have a name for our Zebra colt!

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Red River Hoglets Born at Toronto Zoo

We have two hogglets!

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Toronto Zoo Welcomes Birth of New Grevy's Zebra Foal

We have a new baby Grevy's Zebra!

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Toronto Zoo's Greater One-Horned Rhino Kiran Celebrate His First Birthday!

Our Indian Rhino celebrates his first birthday.

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California Condor Release into the Wild

Big Sur, CA – On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard time, four California condors will be released into the wild for the first time by Ventana Wildlife Society biologists.

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Renowned Wildlife Experts Join International Expeditions' Summer 2014 Amazon River Cruises

Wildlife enthusiasts have three opportunities to explore the diverse Amazon Basin with renowned zoology and conservation experts on International Expeditions’ summer 2014 Amazon River cruises. Known for its focus on environmental education, IE departures will also be accompanied by two native naturalists and an expedition leader who all provide lectures and field interpretation during immersive daily excursions.

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Oakland Zoo’s CSS Presents “Saving the Puma”

These Big Cats are in crisis, facing increased conservation issues each year as humans encroach further into their habitat. Speaker Zara McDonald, Founder and Director, of Felidae Conservation Fund and Bay Area Puma Project will highlight where in the Bay Area the pumas have been found, how they are being tracked, and why the human versus wildlife conflict has become a hot button topic in California. Ms. McDonald will captivate cat lovers with video clips that show viewers the similarities between Big Cat behaviors and those of domestic cats.

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Ellen Trout Zoo Announces Birth of Linne's Two-Toed Sloth

This is the fifth sloth born at the Ellen Trout Zoo to this set of parents. Young sloths are cared for by the dam (female) although sometimes they are observed on the sire (male). They have been observed to start eating small amounts solid food as early as three days old, picking up and consuming bits that the dam drops on herself while eating.

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Praire Dogs Settling In at Carlsbad Zoo

CARLSBAD -- With their little colony dwindling away -- there were just three of the original residents left -- the Prairie Dog Village at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park was ready to receive the immigrants. There are 24 of the new rodents, and they arrived here in October, said Holly Payne, head curator at the Living Desert.

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