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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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Wild Christmas: Popular Christmas Animals and Animals with Christmas Inspired Names

Its Christmas day and we thought what better way to celebrate Christmas at Zoo Nation then to highlight some animals. Animals and Christmas go hand and hand. From...

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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...

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Breaking: SeaWorld Rescues Stranded Manatee in South Carolina River

Orlando: This past week, the SeaWorld Orlando Rescue Team traveled to Charleston, S.C. alongside the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the National Oceanic and...