The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is happy to announce their new addition of a bighorn lamb! The lamb was born on May 10th and was the first of its species born at the museum since 2007. The sex of the newborn is still unknown. Update, June 13, 2014: The Museum has confirmed that the new arrival… Read More
May 16th is Endangered Species Day! AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums fund over 2650 conservation projects in over 130 countries and spend upwards of $160 million dollars annually on conservation initiatives and education to give animals the helping hand they desperately need. Here a few conservation success stories. Forty years ago there were roughly 5-20 adult… Read More
In honor Mother’s Day, Animals Inc. and AZA want to celebrate all mothers! Here are a few heart-warming photos of mama and baby from AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums. Happy Mother’s Day to all species! (Photo: Disney’s Animal Kingdom via Facebook) (Photo: Brevard Zoo via Facebook) (Photo: Bronx Zoo via Facebook) … Read More
Look for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things.
Open Sea The Open Sea exhibit is a mysterious, mesmerizing world where life looms large. The stunning one-million-gallon exhibit is home to one of the most diverse communities of open-ocean animals to be found in any aquarium. Giant bluefin tuna power their way through the water, while hammerhead sharks, pelagic rays and giant green sea… Read More
Tim Lewthwaite reports from Sweetwaters wildlife reserve near the foothills of Mount Kenya, where he has been traveling in search of the country’s diverse and beautiful wildlife. “A species that has long fascinated me is the black rhino, but in several trips to Africa I have only ever had fleeting glimpses of this elusive and… Read More
Our intrepid explorer Tim Lewthwaite is off on a ten-day trip to Africa to report on wildlife conservation. First stop: An elephant orphanage at the edge of Nairobi National Park. The facility is a nursery and rehab center for baby elephants as well as rhinos, zebras and other wildlife who have lost their families –… Read More
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
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.