Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Type: Organization
Name: Association of Zoos and Aquariums
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Center meets gold standard yet again

On March 22, the Greensboro Science Center was awarded its second consecutive national accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Institutions seeking to meet the AZA gold standard must undergo a grueling, yearlong application process every ... [Published News-Record.com - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

ABQ BIOPARK - Aquarium Home to Two New Species

GardenNews.biz - Apr 18,2014 - ABQ BIOPARK -Aquarium Home to Two New SpeciesAmerican Alligator and Garden Eels Now on ExhibitALBUQUERQUE, NM--In spring, we all think of gardens, and the ABQ BioPark Aquarium has been busy with its own garden of sorts. ... [Published GardenNews.biz - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Critters Uncaged - Pugsley the Gator from Scovill Zoo

Ken Frye and Pugsley the Gator join us to share about some fun events headed to the Scovill Zoo. Scovill Zoo in Decatur, Illinois, is one of 210 zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums with 96 species spanning six continents and around ... [Published WCIA 3 - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

The National Zoo says goodbye to a longtime resident

Maude, a longtime zoo resident, was humanely euthanized on Monday after living 41 years. (Courtesy Smithsonian National Zoo)WASHINGTON -- A longtime resident of the Smithsonian National Zoo died on Monday at age 41.Maude, a geriatric grey-cheeked mangabey ... [Published WTOP - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Where to celebrate Earth Day 2014 in Palm Beach County

Since Earth Day falls on a Tuesday this year (April 22), most events commemorating the event will take place over the preceding Easter weekend. Here are a couple of events you, your family and coworkers might want to consider attending:The Palm Beach ... [Published Examiner.com - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Your View: Zoo affirms life

The Buttonwood Park Zoo is not only an excellent SouthCoast educational resource but also a refuge, not only for the animals who inhabit the facility but for the minds and souls of the zoo's many visitors. Our region is blessed with several stellar institutions, ... [Published South Coast Today - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Contraceptives working too well for animals in the zoo

Birth control drug has health repercussions for zoo animals.Isis the lioness arrived at Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo six years ago with a job: give birth. Brookfield hadn’t seen lion cubs in decades.The zoo carefully planned her courtship with its new male, ... [Published thestar.com.my - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 2 reports

ZooMontana bringing in 2 Siberian tigers

-The director of ZooMontana says the Billings zoo hopes to bring in two Siberian tigers from Florida, possibly as early as this summer.Zoo director Jeff Ewelt tells The Billings Gazette the two 18-month-old females need a home and ZooMontana has room ... [Published KXLY - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 2 reports

Abilene Zoo earns accreditation, looks toward future projects

-The Abilene Zoo is now one of only about 10 percent of all zoos in the country that are accredited, and the recognition comes from The Association of Zoos and Aquariums.Zoo director Bill Gersonde said his staff has spent the last four years working toward ... [Published KTXS-TV - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 2 reports

Controversial killing at Copenhagen Zoo continues

A Danish zoo that hit the headlines on a global scale for putting down a healthy giraffe in February has now killed four lions. Copenhagen Zoo put down four lions – a 16-year-old male, a 14-year-old female and two cubs – last week before a new male ... [Published IceNews - Daily News - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Broker-Consultant Selected as Association of Zoos and Aquariums Partner

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has selected broker-consultant 5 as an AZA Smart Source partner.AZA Smart Source is a national purchasing cooperative designed and managed for the benefit of AZA organizational members by Vendor Centric.Under ... [Published Energy Choice Matters - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 4 reports

Jackson Zoo wins appeal for accreditation

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Jackson Zoo will keep its accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums after winning an appeal. The AZA had stripped the zoo's accreditation in September after citing concerns about its financial stability but ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Mar 27 2014]

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"We put 22 garden eels in the exhibit, but you can still only see ten or so at a time," says Holly Casman, Aquarium Manager. "The others are hiding in the sand. There are also gobies, scooter blennies, cardinal fish, damselfish, sailfin blennies, firefish and mandarin fish that add activity and color to the tank."
...I read with pride that it was recently re-accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is indeed "one of the finest small zoos in the United States." We all have our opinions regarding the future housing of the zoo's beautiful Asian elephants, Emily and Ruth, as well as the physical expansion of the...
"Monofilament is a huge problem out there," said Amos Arber, the curator who oversees horticulture at Tingley Beach. "We have spent countless hours picking it up so we do not have to spend even more time rescuing entangled birds."
"It's not uncommon for animals to sustain an injury that requires surgery,” Dr. Judilee Marrow, staff veterinarian, said in a press release. "We work to ensure the safety of animals in our care, but animals that are very active, like primates, sometimes injure themselves. Kanzu did very well during the procedure and we will continue to keep a close watch over her during her recovery.""

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Center meets gold standard yet again [Published News-Record.com - Apr 19 2014]
ABQ BIOPARK - Aquarium Home to Two New Species [Published GardenNews.biz - Apr 18 2014]
Critters Uncaged - Pugsley the Gator from Scovi... [Published WCIA 3 - Apr 17 2014]
Birmingham Zoo unveils new zipline attraction a... [Published ABC 3340 - Apr 16 2014]
The National Zoo says goodbye to a longtime res... [Published WTOP - Apr 15 2014]
Elderly Mangabey Euthanized at the National Zoo [Published Smithsonian - Apr 15 2014]
Reid Park Zoo receives AZA accreditation [Published KOLD-TV - Apr 15 2014]
Elmwood Park Zoo Announces Party for the Planet... [Published SBWire - Apr 15 2014]
Where to celebrate Earth Day 2014 in Palm Beach... [Published Examiner.com - Apr 15 2014]
Your View: Zoo affirms life [Published South Coast Today - Apr 15 2014]
Contraceptives working too well for animals in ... [Published thestar.com.my - Apr 14 2014]
ABQ BIOPARK = Tingley Beach Hosts Clean-Up Day [Published GardenNews.biz - Apr 12 2014]
Bronson surgeons repair Binder Park Zoo monkey'... [Published Kalamazoo Gazette - Apr 11 2014]
Taming Online Training at the San Diego Zoo [Published Chief Learning Officer - Apr 11 2014]
What’s Brewing at the Zoo? [Published Jackson Free Press - Apr 11 2014]
Bronson doctors repair monkey’s broken leg [Published Wood TV - Apr 10 2014]
ABQ BIOPARK FISHING DERBY [Published GardenNews.biz - Apr 10 2014]
Curacao Asked by PETA to Nix Dangerous, Cruel E... [Published PETA - Apr 09 2014]
Zoos & Aquariums and Their Visitors Can Be Crit... [Published Huffington Post - Apr 09 2014]
ABQ BIOPARK - Flower Show Takes Guests Around t... [Published GardenNews.biz - Apr 09 2014]
Guest View: Good decisions on elephants require... [Published South Coast Today - Apr 09 2014]
Jack Hanna, Tom Stalf Talk Niabi Zoo Accreditation [Published KWQC - Apr 09 2014]
Woodland Park Zoo Has a Horribly Misguided Plan... [Published Care2 - Apr 09 2014]
Storks arrive, thrive at Toledo Zoo [Published Northwest Ohio - Apr 08 2014]
Baby boy lemur dies at Sacramento Zoo [Published Sacramento Bee - Apr 08 2014]
Niabi Zoo Opens [Published KWQC - Apr 08 2014]
ZooMontana bringing in 2 Siberian tigers [Published KXLY - Apr 07 2014]
ZooMontana director announces plans for 2 new t... [Published Ravalli Republic - Apr 07 2014]
Fresh face for zoo [Published The Advocate - Apr 07 2014]
ABQ BIOPARK - Admission 50% Off at the BioPark ... [Published GardenNews.biz - Apr 05 2014]
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Do All Zoos Euthanize Animals Like Marius, the ... [Published Mashable! - Feb 11 2014]
Warning: This post contains imagery that some readers may find disturbing. A well-respected zoo in Copenhagen, Denmark, ignited criticism across the globe when officials there killed a young giraffe on Feb. 9 and performed an autopsy on the animal ...
At This Point in Taiji Slaughter, All We Can Sa... [Published Orcinus - Jan 24 2014]
The dolphin fishers in Taiji, Japan, upped their annual slaughter of wild dolphins this year, after they rounded several hundred into a cove last week and then, over the past couple of days, have either placed them in captivity for display in aquariums ...
This is What 6 Tons of Crushed Ivory Looks Like [Published Swampland - Nov 15 2013]
On Thursday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducted a historic crush of the nation’s six tons of confiscated ivory. At the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Repository near Denver, a stone crusher pulverized the artifacts, which ...
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