The Los Angeles Zoo is excited to announce that 10-year-old female Masai giraffe Zainabu and 10-year-old male Masai giraffe Phillip welcomed a healthy male calf on Friday, April 8. The yet-to-be-named calf weighs in at 172 pounds and stands at six foot seven inches, which makes this calf the tallest giraffe calf in the history of the Los Angeles Zoo. This birth marks the fourth calf for Zainabu and the sixth calf for Phillip.
Your Toronto Zoo has received 320 doses, with two doses required per animal given about two - three weeks apart. We have 120 animals that have received or will soon receive the vaccine, based on the COVID-19 sensitivity list that has been developed through on-going research and reports of positive cases in other zoos.
Your Toronto Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a critically endangered Sumatran orangutan, born Friday April 8 at 3:06 p.m. to mother Sekali. The day prior to the birth, Sekali was exhibiting signs of restlessness and discomfort. Keepers monitored her closely overnight and although she seemed to settle down and looked comfortable, it was noted that her eyes were open for a much larger portion of the night than usual. The morning of April 8, keepers noticed Sekali was showing increasing signs of discomfort, and her water broke at 11:30 a.m. Things progressed smoothly right through to the baby’s birth. Sekali’s maternal instincts kicked in right away: she immediately held the baby against her body, cleaned it, and showed concern whenever it vocalized. She even carefully repositioned the umbilical cord when shifting positions and thanks to the maternal training provided by Keepers, Sekali brought the baby up to the Keepers to let them get a close visual check a few hours after it was born – and identify the newborn as a male!
During the early hours of the morning on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Care Center team transported ten rehabilitated Kemp's ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys kempii) to Little Talbot Island State Park near Jacksonville, Florida. The warm Florida waters served as the ideal release point for these turtles, as the waters off the Carolina coast are too chilly this time of year.
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of a beloved member of our Toronto Zoo family: Ashakiran, a 17-year-old female greater one-horned rhinoceros. Our veterinary team made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize Ashakiran, affectionately known as “Asha”, after 2 months of intensive care. She has been a much-loved member of her Zoo family, and a favourite for many Zoo staff, volunteers, members, and guests.
World-renowned non-profit KultureCity has certified the Los Angeles Zoo as a sensory inclusive venue. The Zoo joins over 900 other KultureCity certified venues in five countries serving those with sensory needs. This is a major next step for the L.A. Zoo in the work to create an inclusive and equitable space for every guest.
One of the Zoo's newest residents, Cleo the African crested porcupine, gave birth to three baby porcupines, or "porcupettes," in the early hours of February 3, 2022.
The Los Angeles Zoo and Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens have entered into a friendly and wild wager for the upcoming Super Bowl LVI game on Sunday, Feb. 13. Both zoos are rooting for their home teams to win the game and are putting their logos on the line. The losing zoo will change their logo on Feb. 14 for one whole day on social media – incorporating the mascot of the winning team!
Woodland Park Zoo (WPZ) is proud to announce recipients of its Capacity Building Grant Program. This is the second of three granting rounds from 2021-2023, with a total of $3.3 million in grant funds to distribute. In this round, WPZ is funding 10 grants from nine organizations: six in Tier 1 (up to $250,000) and four in Tier 2 (up to $50,000). Funding for both tiers totals $1,631,856.
Toronto Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of three beautiful cheetah cubs born Monday January 24! Emarah, a 4.5-year-old female cheetah and first-time mom, gave birth in the early hours of the morning after a 92-day pregnancy.
CNN's Anderson Cooper show "Full Circle" featured the new baby Masai giraffe calf born last week. Raymie is Adia’s second calf and according to Dr. Julie Barnes, the Zoo’s VP of Animal Care & Health, she is once again showing excellent maternal behavior. At his first medical exam on Thursday, January 20, he weighed 71.4 kg and measured approximately 5 ft 9 inches tall.
Today your Toronto Zoo is excited to wish Charles, our beloved Western Lowland silverback gorilla, a happy 50th birthday!
Mississippi Aquarium and New England Aquarium are proud to announce the release of a Kemp's ridley sea turtle that began its rehabilitation process over a year ago at New England Aquarium. Mississippi Aquarium staff will be releasing an endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle at 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 13. The release will be held on the beach in front of Edgewater Mall on U.S. Highway 90 in Biloxi.
The Santa Barbara Zoo unveils new immersive habitat offers up-close experiences with iconic Australian species & promotes wildlife conservation.
Christmas has come early! Over the weekend the Abilene Zoo welcomed a baby steenbok into the world. The Abilene Zoo’s Animal Care team is currently hand-raising this baby, who was born slightly under weight and did not begin nursing immediately. The Abilene Zoo’s hope is to reunite her with her Mother shortly after the first of the year.
The Abilene Zoo collaborated with several agencies to successfully rehabilitate and release a bald eagle.
The Board of Trustees of the Chicago Zoological Society announced October 15 that Michael Adkesson, DVM, MBA, Dipl. ACZM & ECZM, has been named president and CEO of the Chicago Zoological Society and director of Brookfield Zoo.
SITES Gold certification for the meerkat exhibit makes John Ball Zoo the first zoo in the world to receive this recognition.
The Museum of Life and Science is pleased to announce that it has appointed Carrie Heinonen as its next President and Chief Executive Officer.
Barry A. Van Deman announced last week that he is leaving the Museum of Life and Science as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective December 31, 2020, following 16 years at the helm of the popular Durham attraction.