Category: 0-Section Conservation

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First Wild Sumatran Rhino Spotted in Forty Years

Sumatran rhinos are critically endangered and there is estimated to be less than 100 wild Sumatran rhinos living in Indonesia. Poaching and habitat loss from logging are...

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We Appreciate Manatees!

Photos by Chris Shuck Today is Manatee appreciation day, and what better way to appreciate them than highlight them here at Zoo Nation. From myth to conservation,...

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Don’t Palm Orangutans Off!

Photos by Heather Blackall, unless otherwise stated There is a rising tide circulating the belief that animals are only truly free and living psychologically healthy...

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Jack Hanna Shares How To ‘Touch The Heart To Teach The Mind’

Jack Hanna is a well-known TV personality and conservationist. His segments on The Late Show with David Letterman were not only full of hilarious and unpredictable...

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Endangered Species Act Reclassification Expected for the Florida Manatee

The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it is pursuing a status downgrade for the Florida manatee from endangered to threatened. This still provides manatees...

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25 Years of Black-Footed Ferret Conservation

The Louisville zoo is celebrating its 25th anniversary of its black-footed ferret conservation program, which has reintroduced over 1,000 animals across 20 sites across...

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Celebrity Zoogoers Learn About Ex Situ Conservation Programs

Celebrities and public figures usually have the resources to take their children on ecotourism adventures and travel the world with them. More often than not they choose...

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Bay Area Zoos to Release Western Pond Turtles At Restored Historic Site

A historic cultural attraction and restored lake in San Francisco will serve as a release site for Western pond turtles, which have been the focus of a 6 year...

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Celebrity Zoo Professionals: From Marlin Perkins to Jack Hanna

Younger generations may be less familiar with pioneering and iconic zoo media ambassadors like Joan Embery and Marlin Perkins who brought zoo-based conservation...

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Bison are Bouncing Back in the United States with the Help of Captive Breeding Facilities

This has been a big year for some of North America’s most iconic large mammals and the captive breeding facilities that are working to conserve them in nature. Bison...