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2013-09-29 23:01:00

Today, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) launched the “Pole to Pole” campaign, a joint effort that communicates climate change impacts on wildlife and inspires people to take action to reduce these impacts. Amsterdam (PRWEB) September 29, 2013 The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), based in the United States, are working together to highlight the conservation...

2013-08-31 23:01:56

Male elephant from Belgium's Antwerpen Zoo ventures into Toyota Elephant Passage outdoor yards. Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 31, 2013 He’s out! Billy, the much anticipated new resident of Denver Zoo’s new Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit, can now be seen by guests. “Billy has cleared a mandatory quarantine and with a full clean bill of health, he ventured outside for the first time today. The Denver community has been asking about him regularly. I know they will fall in love at...

2012-06-08 23:00:03

Save the date: World Oceans Day at AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos is June 8! Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 As leaders in ocean conservation education and science, aquariums and zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) invite the public to dive in to ocean conservation on June 8 — World Oceans Day. “AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos are actively engaging millions of people in ocean issues and making conservation action attainable for families...

2012-05-09 23:01:04

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums Hosts Annual Advocacy Day and Reception Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) May 09, 2012 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today hosts its Annual Capitol Hill Advocacy Day and Reception. Leaders from the zoo and aquarium profession will educate Members of Congress about the importance of AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums to their communities. “AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums support tourism and local businesses,” said AZA President and...

2012-04-26 23:01:20

The Explore blog brings you exciting, informative, and inspiring wildlife conservation features, zoo and aquarium stories, and profiles. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 Recognizing the critical need for wildlife professionals to address escalating conflict between humans and wildlife, four AZA-accredited zoos — Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Denver Zoo, and Houston Zoo — supported the participation of 15 wildlife conservation professionals from...

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...

2011-06-07 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...

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2008-12-12 08:25:00

Elephants living in zoos have shorter lives than their wild counterparts, according to a new study that will most certainly stir debate about their captive situations. Researchers compared the life spans of elephants in European zoos with those living in Amboseli National Park in Kenya and others working on a timber enterprise in Myanmar. Animals in the wild or in natural working conditions had life spans twice that or more of their relatives in zoos. The new findings were published in the...


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