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  • Zoos treat obese patients, more people get fatter as world fails obesity
    Zoos treat obese patients, more people get fatter as world fails obesity
    Obesity is pandemic. Of the 7 billion people on the planet, 2.1 billion are overweight, reported the Toronto Star Feb. 18. Obesity causes some odd and scary repercussions. One of the most horrifying is that zoos are having to treat obese people. A...
  • Kamina the gorilla at the Columbus Zoo
    Columbus Zoo hopes to find surrogate mom for Kamina the gorilla
    Columbus Zoo staff members welcomed Kamina, the nearly five-month old western lowland gorilla, on December 29th to its Ohio-based facilities. Born on August 16th at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Kamina’s biological mother...
  • Support marine research: Become a Mote Aquarium Member
    Support marine research: Become a Mote Aquarium Member
    Membership to the Mote Aquarium offers you many benefits as you help support marine research, animals housed at the aquarium and public outreach programs. There are different levels of membership all of which have the benefit of free admission to...
  • Humane group criticizes Pittsburgh Zoo for using dogs to control elephants
    Humane group criticizes Pittsburgh Zoo for using dogs to control elephants
    The United States Department of Agriculture is investigating claims of violating state laws that prohibit dogs from chasing or pursuing wild animals at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium reported the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.Brittany Peet, deputy...
  • Chilean Flamingos
    Fraternity prank kills two flamingos
    It's no secret that rushing or pledging fraternities and sororities involves a certain amount of hazing, pranks and other rambunctious behavior, but what was intended as a crazy scavenger hunt task for prospective members turned deadly for a...
  • Woodland Park Zoo elephants
    Woodland Park Zoo responds to The Seattle Times' poll
    Earlier this week, The Seattle Times published the results of a poll posted on their website asking readers about the elephant habitat at the Woodland Park Zoo. An overwhelming 84 percent said they believe the exhibit should be shut down....
  • El Paso Zoo's Elephant Festival had pachyderm painting, bubble baths
    El Paso Zoo's Elephant Festival had pachyderm painting, bubble baths
    The El Paso Zoo's 12th annual Elephant Festival June 7-8 included breakfast with the pachyderms, bubble baths for them, and painting by Savannah, at 62, one of the oldest elephants in North America.Missed that breakfast? Nary a worry, you can...
  • The Wild Animal Sanctuary
    Denver's Wild Animal Sanctuary: a zoo without walls
    We weren't really sure what to expect with a "wild animal sanctuary" as much of Colorado seemed to be a sanctuary of sorts for animals, wild and otherwise. From the descriptions, it sounded both forbidding and inviting--I just knew...
  • Wild animals in captivity benefit from animal rotations
    Captivity done right: Philadelphia Zoo unveils walkways for their big cats
    The Philadelphia Zoo is now treating its big cats to a far more enriching experience, with enclosed passageways that allow them to leave their exhibits, but keep them separated from visitors and other animals. On May 7, 2014, WPVI in Philadelphia...
  • Beyonce rented a zoo with Jay Z for their daughter's birthday
    Beyonce, Jay Z rent zoo called Jungle Island for Blue Ivy birthday in Miami
    Leave it to Beyonce and Jay Z to rent a zoo for their daughter's second birthday. The stars leased the ideal location in Miami for Blue Ivy's celebration and then the family of three hit Jungle Island for the occasion.According to Us...
  • Animal ethics, wildlife in captivity
    Animal ethics, wildlife in captivity
    Keeping wildlife in captivity is a monumental responsibility. Zoos and private collections, refuges and safari parks must maintain a healthy population. Many are responsible for reintroducing species to their native habitats after the natural...
  • Arizona drive-through zoos
    Arizona's drive-through zoos
    One of Arizona's top attractions may be the Grand Canyon, but this year-round vacation destination offers much more when it comes to wildlife-themed attractions and activities. Animal lovers can find a number of zoos and wildlife parks...
  • Tasmanian Devils in New Mexico
    Tasmanian Devils in New Mexico
    There are only two places in the United States to see Tasmanian devils. The first is the San Diego Zoo. If you are up for an 800 mile drive from Albuquerque the San Diego Zoo is a wonderful place to visit. But, if you're more in the mood for...
  • Baby Chilean Flamingo at Tracy Aviary
    Baby boom at Tracy Aviary
    Summer is always baby season for birds, and Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City has some very special babies this year. The most notable are the two baby Chilean flamingos – Little Marvin and Floyd Jr. – who hatched earlier this summer and...
  • Berlin, the newest polar bear addition to the Kansas City Zoo's exhibit
    A Room With a View
    A lifelong pursuer of human interests, such as myself, cannot help but observe the ‘new American’ as one who now knows the value of a ‘room with a view’ as once was scoffed at by our fellowships in America. A bed and...