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From the monthly archives:

April 2009

ForbesTraveler recently released it’s list of the top zoos in the USA.  Their list included Philadelphia Zoo, San Diego Zoo, Bronx Zoo, Brookfield Zoo, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Denver Zoo, Smithsonian National Zoo, Saint Louis Zoo, Maryland Zoo and Cincinnati Zoo.
It also says some nice things about modern zoos.
“The goal here is not just to exhibit, [...]

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Scorpion Venom May Slow Cancer

by amanda on April 18, 2009 · 0 comments

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One thing I’ve learned through my involvement with zoos is that people often won’t care about animals unless they see something in it for them.  That’s why most hunters really are great conversationalists.  They want to conserve wildlife and habitats because they have so much money and passion invested in their hobby.  If wildlife habitats [...]

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TOADALLY

by Al on April 6, 2009 · 0 comments

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San Antonio Zoo has a great amphibian exhibit called TOADALLY. It is very pertinent since Amphibians are a class of animals greatly in peril due to loss of habitat, disease, pollution , climate change and invasive species. It lists various important roles they play in pest control, food for some animals,and in [...]

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Time recently featured an article on the best places to see and save animals. A zoo doesn’t appear on this list, but several ecolodges do.
The places featured include Kakum National Park, Ghana, Tiwai Island, Sierra Leone, Chalalán Ecolodge, Bolivia, Fazenda Rio Negro, Brazil, Wekso Ecolodge, Panama.
Ecotourism is good for everyone.  I am glad they [...]

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Blank Park Zoo Shows Sense of Humor

by amanda on April 2, 2009 · 1 comment

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Blank Park Zoo showed it sense of humor this April Fools Day by setting up their prank call list.
Visitors could call several numbers and hear a funny recorded message. The numbers are as follows:
* Mr. Don Key, 515-974-2673
* Ms. Anna Conda, 515-974 2672
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