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2011-11-10 14:30:00

The Explore blog brings you exciting, informative, and inspiring wildlife conservation features, zoo and aquarium stories, and profiles. Be sure to visit http:// http://wildexplorer.org to get your wild animal fix! Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) November 10, 2011 Every year, over 20 million seahorses are taken from their habitats to be used for medicinal and commercial use. This past weekend, the John G. Shedd Aquarium hosted âœThe Husbandry, Management and...

2011-11-09 14:15:00

The Mall Will Be A Zoo â“ Why Not Shop At A Real Zoo? Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) November 09, 2011 This year, shoppers can do their holiday gift shopping at an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoo or aquarium nearest them. Gift shops are always stocked with fun toys, beautiful ornaments and unique eco-friendly products not found anywhere else. âœSpend Black Friday with a black-footed ferret or a blacktip reef shark,â...

2011-11-03 13:10:00

The Explore blog brings you exciting, informative, and inspiring wildlife conservation features, zoo and aquarium stories, and profiles. Be sure to visit http://wildexplorer.org to get your wild animal fix! Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) November 03, 2011 The Detroit Zoological Society recently partnered with the Herpetological Resource and Management (HRM) near Jackson, Michigan to lend a hand to the Blandingâs turtle. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums explores this story on...

2011-10-27 19:00:00

The Explore blog brings you exciting, informative, and inspiring wildlife conservation features, zoo and aquarium stories, and profiles. Be sure to visit http://bit.ly/rNOh1l to get your wild animal fix! Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) October 27, 2011 Zoo Boise recently announced a project to help sloth bears both in captivity and in their natural habitat in India. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums explores this story on its Explore blog. The Zooâs general policy is to...

2011-09-23 20:45:00

Denver Zoo was awarded The Association of Zoos and Aquariumsâ (AZA) first Green Award, ranking the zoo as the greenest zoo in the country for its outstanding sustainability practices. Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 Denver Zoo was awarded The Association of Zoos and Aquariumsâ (AZA) first Green Award, ranking the zoo as the greenest zoo in the country for its outstanding sustainability practices. Denver Zoo President/CEO Craig Piper and Sustainability...

2011-09-14 13:10:00

Silver Spring, Maryland (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) grants totaling $210,746 to be awarded to 11 projects. âœFrom tigers to turtles, a driving force in wildlife conservation, animal welfare and education has always been the scientific contributions of AZA members supported by the Conservation Endowment Fund,â said AZA Senior Vice President for Conservation and...

2011-06-07 00:00:33

Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoos are leaders in elephant conservation education and science, and invite the public to celebrate and support elephants by visiting them this summer. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) June 06, 2011 Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoos are leaders in elephant conservation education and science, and invite the public to celebrate and support elephants by visiting them this summer. "Experiencing an elephant close-up is an...

2011-05-17 12:40:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In anticipation of the release of Columbia Pictures'/MGM's summer comedy Zookeeper on July 8, 2011, the studio has launched a new application themed to the movie in the App Store. The free Zookeeper application showcases a bright, colorful, interactive environment in which users can play up to four animal-themed casual games that take advantage of the unique capabilities of iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The app features games starring...

2011-04-20 00:00:30

One year later, America's leading zoos and aquariums are continuing rehabilitation and research efforts to help wildlife impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Silver Spring, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) April 18, 2011 One year later, America's leading zoos and aquariums are continuing rehabilitation and research efforts to help wildlife impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. "Many zoos and aquariums have animal rescue and rehabilitation programs in place, and their trained personnel and...

2011-04-20 00:00:30

International tiger expert and the Minnesota Zoo's Conservation Director "“ Dr. Ron Tilson "“ will retire on Earth Day (April 22) after a lengthy and notable career. Apple Valley, MN (PRWEB) April 18, 2011 International tiger expert and the Minnesota Zoo's Conservation Director "“ Dr. Ron Tilson "“ will retire on Earth Day (April 22) after a lengthy and notable career. Tilson has been at the Minnesota Zoo since 1984, where he has held various positions in research,...