Category Archives: Help the Animals



First Zoo Tycoon Community Challege to Benefit Tigers

Zoo Tycoon video courtesy of Microsoft The votes are in: the first Zoo Tycoon Community Challenge will benefit the AZA Tiger Species Survival Plan’s Tiger Conservation Campaign. Microsoft Studios issues a conservation-based Community Challenge each month to the Xbox One online community. Players are invited to vote for real-world field conservation projects, run by non-profit… Read More


AZA and Microsoft’s Zoo Tycoon Collaboration Engages Virtual Zoo Community in Real-World Conservation

Did you know that while having fun building your own virtual zoo, you can also help conservation efforts? Photos courtesy of Microsoft Studios The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Microsoft Studios are working together to give fans of Microsoft Studio’s Zoo Tycoon game series the opportunity to build their own virtual zoo and… Read More



Join Zoos in Taking Action for Elephants

Hadari, one of the four African elephants at the Nashville Zoo (Photo: Amiee Stubbs – Nashville Zoo) Every day, 96 African elephants are killed by poachers – 35,000 in 2012 alone. The brutal killings are fueled by high demand for ivory: despite an international ban on ivory trade in 1989, illegal trade remains rampant. The… Read More



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.