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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,...

2011-04-08 00:00:30

Largest Earth Day Party in North America Silver Spring, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) April 07, 2011 What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with the planet's amazing and diverse wildlife? More than 120 of the top zoos and aquariums across North America are throwing the 5th Annual Party for the Planetâ“ž¢, the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America! Local AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums are the perfect place to connect with nature and conservation in...

2010-12-14 00:01:39

New Initiative to Fund Field Conservation Projects Silver Spring, MD (Vocus) December 13, 2010 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Ape Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) today announced a critical new campaign to sustain a future for one of the planet's most imperiled group of animals"” apes. For apes"”bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, gibbons and siamangs"”the outlook in the wild is bleak. Given catastrophic population declines, it is estimated that some ape...

2010-11-23 00:01:09

If the Mall is a Zoo, Why Not Go to the Zoo? Silver Spring, MD (Vocus) November 22, 2010 This year, shoppers can go wild and do their holiday shopping the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoos or aquariums. Gift shops are always stocked with fun toys, beautiful ornaments and unique environmentally-friendly products. "Spend Black Friday with a black rhino or blacktip reef shark; shop at the zoo or aquarium," said AZA Senior Vice President for Marketing, Jill Nicoll. "Not...

2010-06-02 13:09:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of 50 years of Dr. Seuss's One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish entertaining children around the world, Random House Children's Books, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, The Ocean Project, and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are partnering to celebrate World Oceans Day, held annually on June 8th. Seventy-five AZA accredited zoos and aquariums across the country, and more than 600 Ocean Project partners worldwide will host fun-filled family...


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