Category: Top Stories

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World’s Oldest Gorilla In Human Care Dies In Her Sleep

Photo by Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Colo, a western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) in human care, peacefully died in her sleep last night at the Columbus Zoo...

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Tilikum vs J34 a Tale of Two Killer Whales

The Southern Resident Killer Whales are dying. It is happening now, it is happening quickly, and it is happening before our eyes. In 2016, the number of Southern...

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Killer Whale Tilikum Passes Away at SeaWorld Orlando

Losing a well known zoological animal is never easy. Today, we remember the life of Tilikum, an orca who, despite a difficult history, was an incredible ambassador that...

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Six Reasons Why Most Mammals Live Longer In Zoos Than In The Wild

Photo by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo   Zoos are often the best hope or even last hope for the survival of a species, especially if they are threatened or endangered....

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Zoophobia: An Alternate Reality

Photo: (L.A. Zoo lions) by Stan Milkowski   Unfortunately, today we live in an age of ignorance and the misrepresentation of science by animal rights groups....

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ZooNation Podcast Episode 1 and the Final Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast Episode

Hello and welcome to the grand debut of the Official ZooNation Podcast! We are excited to bring you a podcast that will discuss all the exciting change and challenges to...

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A Note on SeaWorld’s Partnership with the Humane Society of the United States

As supporters of the zoological community ZooNation has given its undivided loyalty and support to zoological organizations that care for animals and contribute to their...

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Tusko The Elephant Passes Away At Oregon Zoo

Tusko, a 44-year-old Asian elephant has passed away at the Oregon Zoo.  Tusko was humanely euthanized Tuesday after animal care staff came to the difficult conclusion...

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An Open Letter To Rep. Adam Schiff by ZooNation Board Member Carolyn Hennesy

Dear Representative Adam Schiff, I am saddened to be writing this because it was a pleasure sit to down with you and Dr.Grey Stafford to discuss your recently...

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Trainer Talk With Peter – What is there to do now..?

I always find it very interesting to see what people do to make them do what they do. I mean there have to be a reason that reinforce them to do what they do. Some...