Dr. Jordan Schaul
Dr. Jordan Schaul

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Our Chief Conservation Officer Dr. Jordan Schaul Urges Animal Activists to Forgive the World Class Cincy Zoo

In my opinion, in regard to the death of Harambe a month after the gorilla’s untimely death, the Cincinnati Zoo made the best decision possible under horrible...

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Noted Model Endorses the Conservation Work of Zoos

If you check out Julie Cialini’s Facebook page, its clear she loves cats. She loves all animals, but considers herself a serious feline aficionado. Julie is...

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Zoos Go Blue for Autism

Zoos from Philadelphia to Detroit have embraced opportunities to serve their communities, which include people with special needs and those on the Autism Spectrum. Zoos...

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He’s Back: Can Your Zoo Compete with Derek Zoolander?

I was disappointed to learn that Zoolander had nothing to do with zoos when I first learned of its release in 2001. I never actually saw the film. When I read a synopsis...

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Avoid Nature Deficit Disorder by Taking Your Children to the Zoo More Often!!

A few years ago, I interviewed my friend and esteemed colleague Dr. Michael Hutchins about Nature Deficit Disorder for National Geographic. Here is the article. Dr....

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Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center Receives Highest Honor

There aren’t that many zoological facilities in North America that focus on the educational display of specific taxa and specifically large carnivores.  But the...

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Let’s Not Sensationalize Everything or Disregard Science, Please!

SeaWorld is under assault again following the untimely death of an 18-year-old killer whale. The cause of death—a fungal infection. I’m sure the mycotic lesions...

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10 Reasons Why Zoo Keepers Are the Most Committed People to their Jobs

As a former zoo animal keeper, I have some credibility in making the following assertions: ) Animal keepers frequently show up to work on their days off.  Whether it is...

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Zoo Director–By Definition

There was a time long ago when the zoo manager, supertintendent, CEO, president or whatever you choose to call the zoo director attained the position of distinction by...

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Statement on the Passing of SeaWorld’s Killer Whale Unna From Zoo Nation’s Chief Science Officer

The sad news of the passing of a killer whale at SeaWorld of Texas has of course prompted outrage from animal rights activists who will capitalize on any and all...