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Photo by The South Florida Museum

Celebrating the Lives of Iconic Zoo Animals

This year some of the oldest animals in the world closed their eyes for the last time. It shows that animals in zoological care can live longer because of the care they...

Bertha the world's oldest hippo at the Manila Zoo

Bertha The World’s Oldest Hippo Passes Away at the Manila Zoo

Bertha first started greeting guests at the Manila Zoo when it first opened in 1959.  Bertha was there with her campion Berth, greeting zoo guests at the first Modern...

By Baker; E.J. Keller. -  from the Smithsonian Institution archives.

Is the Tasmanian Tiger Still on the Prowl?

(Thylacinous cynocephalus) also known as the Tasmanian Tiger has been extinct since the 1930’s. The last known Thylacine in the wild was killed between 1910 and 1920...

Photo By: Ernesto Mendez / PROFEPA

A New Conservation Strategy using Stem Cells Could Help Animals Like the Vaquita

Stem cells and reproductive technologies such as In vitro Fertilization (IVF) have sparked a new hope among conservation scientists, as a viable way to rescue animal...

A former circus lion rest inside a cage in the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Thirty-three lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia are heading back to their homeland to live out the rest of their lives in a private sanctuary in South Africa. The largest ever airlift of lions will take place Friday and was organized and paid for by Animal Defenders International. (AP photo/Martin Mejia)

Two Lions “Freed” From Circus Poached in Africa

The notion of freedom is something we as human beings hear and talk about frequently. For many years, people have seen the freedom of animals as a beautiful and...

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Surprise Cetacean Pregnancy Re-Opens Birth Control Discussion

This week SeaWorld announced the surprise pregnancy of Ringer, a 16-year-old Commerson’s dolphin at SeaWorld’s Aquatica waterpark in Orlando. This exciting news...

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The Dodo: A Threat to All Zoos

In the age of the internet, it is common to use platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to obtain information on topics we feel strongly about. But because not every...

Photo from March for Science

March for Science: The Beginning of the Science Movement

Yesterday, on Earth Day, hundreds of thousands of people marched in over 600 organized marches in the name of science all over the world. While there are concerns with...

Photo by The San Diego Zoo

5 Facts About Bats You May Not Know

Despite what movies may portray, bats favor insects and fruit or nectar over blood. Bats can eat up to 1,200 mosquitoes in an hour. While vampire bats do exist, there...

A rescued grey heron receives medical attention from the professional veterinary staff at the Manila Zoo

Manila Zoo Employees and Volunteers Rescue a Distressed Wild Heron

On Saturday March 25th, Manila Zoo volunteers were alerted to a bird that seemed distressed by keen eyed zoo visitors. The zoo volunteers known as the Zoo Crew...