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Learn About Orangutan Conservation

Blaze, Zoo Atlanta. (Photo: Bridget Wright) Orangutan habitats are being destroyed by deforestation, making these beautiful animals critically endangered. Accredited zoos – such as Zoo Atlanta, home to Blaze (above) – are working toward orangutan conservation through research, maintaining healthy populations, and raising awareness. You can help! Learn more at the Orangutan Conservation Education Center.

Virginia Zoo’s Red Pandas Explore Habitat

Red Pandas Explore Habitat | October 16, 2013: Charlie and Thomas, the Virginia Zoo’s red panda cubs, explore their habitat with their mother, Bernadette. The cubs were born June 20. At first Bernadette ferried her babies about by the scruffs of their necks, but the pair began exploring independently at night the first week of… Read More

Nashville Zoo Welcomes Giant Anteater

Nashville Zoo Welcomes Giant Anteater | August 30, 2013: This new addition, a male, was born July 17. His arrival brings Nashville Zoo’s total anteater population to 15 – the largest collection in North America. Both mom and baby are doing well. Giant anteaters are solitary animals from the tropical forests of Central and South… Read More

Angolan Colobus Monkey Born at the Lake Superior Zoo

Angolan Colobus Monkey Born at the Lake Superior Zoo | July 12, 2013: Above, mom Kelly grooms her new baby, born somewhere between the evening hours of June 25th and the morning of June 26th. While the zoo has welcomed many babies, this is the first as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums… Read More