Category: Conservation

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Success Story: Awareness Leads to Change

Dmitry Marchenko / National Geographic Hightened awareness on topics like environmental pollution and threats to wildlife lead to positive changes, sometimes all the way...

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UPDATE: Newly Discovered Sumatran Rhino Dies

Najaq, the critically endangered female Sumatran rhino discovered last week has died. This is a major blow to conservation efforts as many hailed this discovery as a...

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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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AZA Awards Recipients of Conservation Grant Fund at Annual Conference

Last week, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the largest of the three North American zoo associations, announced the recipients of its Conservation Grants...