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2012-03-20 23:00:23

On Wednesday, March 21st, join AZA and Denver Zoo in a live chat on Twitter about sustainable practices using the hashtag #TukTuk Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 Next week, AZA members will come together in Palm Springs for the AZA Mid-Year Meeting, featuring AZA´s second annual Green Summit. As part of the Green Summit, Denver Zoo, winner of last year´s AZA Green Award, will be displaying a working prototype "gasifier" vehicle: a motorized rickshaw called a Tuk Tuk that...

2012-03-14 13:15:00

On Thursday, March 15th, sign in to Twitter and use the hashtag #AZAChat to ask their featured guest any questions. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) March 14, 2012 The primary Penguin Keeper for the San Francisco Zoo's colony of Magellanic Penguins, Anthony Brown, began his zoo career 18-years-ago at the age of 12, as a volunteer. In addition to having a strong passion for animals, Anthony is an active member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). What: Chat with a Penguin Keeper Twitter...

2012-03-08 15:10:00

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) March 08, 2012 Today, the Los Angeles Zoo will open its doors to its newest exhibit: The LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates and Reptiles). Read more about this story on the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Explore blog. Encompassing six diversely themed...

2012-03-05 19:45:00

Take advantage of Daylight Savings Time and “Spring Forward” for Amphibians at an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium near you (PRWEB) March 05, 2012 Zoos and aquariums across the country will hold events and activities to raise awareness about amphibian conservation. Events include live encounters with amphibians, informative amphibian exhibits, programs on “frog friendly” backyards, zookeeper talks about amphibian ecosystems, crafts, contests, games, prizes, and all...

2012-03-01 14:05:00

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) March 01, 2012 February 27th was designated as International Polar Bear Day by Polar Bears International (PBI). Rising temperatures in the Arctic have caused sea ice to melt earlier in the season than in years past, so this year for International Polar Bear Day,...

2012-01-05 14:05:00

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) January 05, 2012 The Rodrigues fruit bat is the most endangered bat in the world, and 13 of them are now featured in the bat exhibit at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The exhibit will help facilitate the breeding of this critically endangered species while...

2011-11-17 15:05:00

The Explore blog brings you exciting, informative, and inspiring wildlife conservation features, zoo and aquarium stories, and profiles. Visit http://wildexplorer.org to get your wild animal fix! Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) November 17, 2011 New research funded by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and the conservation charities Elephant Family Foundation and Aspinall Foundation, reveals significant growth in the sale of illegal ivory in China. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums explores...

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...


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