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What Happens at Zoological Facilities and Aquariums During a Hurricane?

With Irma hammering the Caribbean and Florida, it is an important time to consider the question: What happens at the zoos and aquariums during a hurricane? The simple...

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Go Wild For Pokémon Go at Zoos, Aquariums, and National Parks

It has only been two weeks since Nintendo launched Pokémon Go, yet it has taken the world by storm. With releases in countries all around the world making headlines,...

SeaWorld San Diego Orca Encounter

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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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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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...

Charlotte Ross, Dr. Jordan Schaul and Julie Cialini

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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Inaugural Opinion Piece by Zoo Nation’s Chief Science Officer Dr. Jordan Schaul

I was struck the other day while reading the World War Zoo blog, a publication of the Wartime Garden Project– an initiative of the Newquay Zoo in the United...