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AZA-Accredited Facilities Show Their Stripes On Tiger Conservation

It’s estimated that only about 3200 tigers remain in the wild. Three subspecies have gone extinct, and the other six are all endangered, many of them critically. AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums are teaming up to help secure a future for those remaining tigers in the wild, as well as ensure a healthy, genetically diverse zoo… Read More

Mama? Is That You?

You might expect that raising whooping crane chicks for eventual reintroduction to the wild requires special care. But you might not expect it to involve costumes. The whooping crane came close to going extinct in the 20th century; the population is thought to have been down to only around 20 individuals. Organizations like the AZA-accredited… Read More


The great outdoors is full of great hiding places! Challenge your friends or family to a game of hide-and-seek. Animals find all kinds of clever hiding places in nature to protect them from other animals or from the elements or any potentially dangerous situation, and especially to protect their young. Can you spot some hiding… Read More

Rhino Conceived by Artificial Insemination Born at Buffalo Zoo

The Buffalo Zoo welcomed a female Indian Rhino calf, named Monica, on June 5. She was conceived through artificial insemination with the help of The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW). The baby rhino, weighing in at 144 pounds, is the first offspring for a male rhino who… Read More

Visit Elephants

The following AZA-accredited institutions are places you can visit elephants and learn more about the conservation issues that threaten elephant survival. Your visit also supports the conservation and research work zoos to do help protect wild elephants. Africam Safari Park Albuquerque Biological Park Audubon Zoo Birmingham Zoo BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Bronx Zoo Buffalo Zoological… Read More