Category Archives: Meet the Animals

Rare Pheasant Hatches at Woodland Park Zoo

The Woodland Park Zoo welcomed an Edwards’s pheasant on May 21 – the first of its species to hatch at the zoo. The Edwards’s pheasant, native to the rain forests of central Vietnam, is listed as critically endangered and perhaps even extinct in the wild. The last confirmed sighting was in 2000, and none were… Read More



Celebrate World Turtle Day!

Friday, May 23rd is World Turtle Day! Many AZA-accredited institutions take part in conservation and rehabilitation of turtles of all kinds. Here are just a few of their stories: The Georgia Aquarium rehabilitates and releases loggerhead sea turtles back into their natural habitats through their 4R program. They satellite-tag the turtles, which allows them to… Read More


The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Had a Little Lamb

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


Endangered Species Day

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