New England Aquarium & Roger Williams U. Team Up to Advance Marine Fish Aquaculture & Conservation

With a $750,000 NOAA Sea Grant, NEAq and RWU lead initiative to catalyze sustainable breeding and raise awareness of aquaculture among public and commercial fishermen

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OKC ZOO ANNOUNCES BIRTH OF A RARE, ENDANGERED OKAPI CALF

Four little hooves and all ears! The Zoo’s baby boom continues with the arrival of a male okapi calf born to first-time mom, Kayin, as part of an AZA breeding program for this endangered species.

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AVOIDING EXTINCTION: START-UP OF THE FIRST HUEMUL BREEDING CENTER IN ARGENTINA

The project is carried out in the Province of Chubut, between Temaikèn Foundation, the Flora and Wildlife Directorate of the province and Shoonem Foundation. Its objective is the recovery of the species through the setting up of a Rehabilitation and Breeding Station, which will also carry out research that will contribute to obtain critical information for the conservation of this emblematic Patagonian deer.

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WOODLAND PARK ZOO ANNOUNCES THIRD ROUND OF CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS

“These grants will nurture and sustain empathy engines at zoos and aquariums throughout the ACE for Wildlife Network,” said Woodland Park Zoo President and CEO, Alejandro Grajal. “By inspiring empathy for wildlife in our guests we look to spark behavior changes that will positively impact wildlife and communities.” This is the third of three granting rounds from 2021-2023, with a total of $3.6 million in grant funds to distribute. In this round, WPZ is funding 15 grants from 12 organizations, totaling $652,872. Projects span multiple focus areas: from empathy-focused play spaces to new animal biography signs, amplifying volunteer impact, fostering empathy through enriched experiences, caring for animal care staff and more.

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North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher Team Ready for Otter Pups to Emerge

Curious and adorable, the three Asian small-clawed otter pups born May 21 at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (NCAFF) have reached two important milestones—exploring shallow water and eating solid foods. The otter team is baby proofing and preparing to present the Otters on the Edge habitat to the pups, all females, on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 9 a.m.

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Baby Boom: Third Rare Rhino Born at Lion Country Safari in Less than a Year

Lion Country Safari welcomed a female southern white rhinoceros calf to its herd on August 6th, 2022. This is the third calf born at the park in less than a year and an important contribution to the white rhinoceros Species Survival Plan.

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Innovation at Work – Wood Bison Calves Born Using Groundbreaking Reproductive Techniques!

If you have visited our Canadian Domain recently, you’ve probably noticed some very special additions – three wood bison calves! Born the week of June 20th, there are two females and one male. These three little calves are quickly becoming a visitor favourite as they follow the much larger adult females around the paddock, peeking out behind their mothers’ legs. What makes these little ones extra special is the innovative reproductive techniques that enabled us to deliberately produce females!

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Your Toronto Zoo Welcomes The Birth of Endangered Red Panda!

Toronto, Canada (July 21, 2022) – Your Toronto Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a red panda cub! Born at 4:11pm on Wednesday, July 13, this is only the third red panda birth at your Zoo in over 25 years, and the first cub for four-year-old mom, Paprika. Mom is comfortable enough to leave the nest box for short periods of time, and this allowed our Wildlife Care staff to quickly assess the cub’s health and were also able to determine the cub is a male.

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Your Toronto Zoo Pioneers Innovative Livestream of Wildlife for Zoos Around the World

Innovative partnership with Zoolife.tv allows people a front row seat to view wildlife hundreds of kilometres away.

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Asian Small-clawed Otter Pups Born at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Three Asian small-clawed otter pups—all female, born May 21, are growing and bonding with their parents, Leia and Quincy behind the scenes at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (NCAFF). This overwhelming amount of adorable represents success in the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan®(SSP) Program. Leia is among 16 breeding female otters in the AZA SSP Program in the United States.

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THE L.A. ZOO ANNOUNCES THE BIRTH OF ITS TALLEST MASAI GIRAFFE CALF!

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.

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Mississippi Aquarium sends thousands of pounds of Mard Gras beads to be recycled

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Your Toronto Zoo is Administering Vaccines to COVID-19 Susceptible Animals

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.

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Mississippi Aquarium releases endangered Kemp's ridley turtles from its research boat

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Your Toronto Zoo Welcomes Birth of Critically Endangered Sumatran Orangutan!

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!

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YOUR TORONTO ZOO IS SADDENED TO ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF GREATER ONE HORNED RHINO

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.

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THE L.A. ZOO RECEIVES KULTURECITY SENSORY INCLUSION CERTIFICATION

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.

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Three African Crested Porcupettes Born at Palm Beach Zoo

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.

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L.A. Zoo and Cincinnati Zoo MAKE WILD WAGER FOR SUPER BOWL LVI

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!

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Toronto Zoo Welcomes Birth of Cheetah Cubs!

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.

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Your Toronto Zoo Celebrates 50th Birthday of Critically Endangered Western Lowland Gorilla Charles!

Today your Toronto Zoo is excited to wish Charles, our beloved Western Lowland silverback gorilla, a happy 50th birthday!

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Mississippi Aquarium, New England Aquarium releasing joint-rehabbed Kemp's ridley sea turtle

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.

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Santa Barbara Zoo Welcomes Guests “Down Under” With Grand Opening of Australian Walkabout Habitat

The Santa Barbara Zoo unveils new immersive habitat offers up-close experiences with iconic Australian species & promotes wildlife conservation.

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Mississippi Aquarium rehabbing more than 50 Kemp's ridley sea turtles

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Missisippi Aquarium treating 40 Kemp's ridley sea turtles

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Sea turtle conservation at Mississippi Aquarium

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Brookfield Zoo Names New CEO Dr. Michael Adkesson to Lead Renowned Conservation Institution

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.

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Museum of Life and Science announces Carrie Heinonen as President and CEO

The Museum of Life and Science is pleased to announce that it has appointed Carrie Heinonen as its next President and Chief Executive Officer.

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Museum of Life and Science head Barry Van Deman announces departure

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.

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