Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Type: Organization
Name: Association of Zoos and Aquariums
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Party for the Planet at Lehigh Valley Zoo

Come and "Party for the Planet" at Lehigh Valley Zoo Saturday.The Schnecksville zoo joins the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to join the largest combined Earth Day party in North America as over 100 AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums join together to ... [Published Morning Call - 7 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Zoos, Aquariums and Their Visitors Are Critical Advocates for Conservation (Op-Ed)

John Calvelli, Wildlife Conservation SocietyDate: 23 April 2014 Time: 11:15 PM ETA young child at the Bronx Zoo's Tiger Mountain exhibit.CREDIT: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS.John Calvelli is executive vice president for public affairs at the Wildlife Conservation ... [Published LiveScience.com - 22 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

El Paso Zoo giraffe leaving for new home Friday

El Paso Zoo officials are inviting the community to come say goodbye to one of the zoo's most beloved animals before he leaves town to go to a new home.Mosi, one of four giraffes at the zoo, will be moving this Friday to the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ... [Published El Paso Times - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Your View: Support your zoo director

By now, many are aware of the campaign that has been directed at our City Council members, asking them to remove our elephants Emily and Ruth from the Buttonwood Park Zoo and send them to the Elephant Sanctuary. Make no mistake this campaign isn't about ... [Published South Coast Today - Apr 23 2014]
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 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 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Abilene Zoo earns AZA Accreditation

The Abilene Zoo has been granted accreditation by The Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ (AZA) independent Accreditation Commission.“Only zoos and aquariums that meet the highest standards are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums,” said AZA ... [Published Big Country - Apr 02 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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...one place in Albuquerque where people can come to learn about plants and animals from all over the world," says Kathryn Venzor, Education Curator. "At our Earth Day Celebration, visitors can travel through destinations, from Australia to the Mediterranean to Africa, and talk with animal keepers to learn how we can help different species here and in the wild."
This Op-Ed was adapted from the article " Zoos & Aquariums and Their Visitors Can Be Critical Advocates for Conservation Action " that appeared on Huffington Post...
...is a favorite of zoo keepers in the Africa section of the zoo and will be missed," said Dee Nelson, zoo collections supervisor, in a statement. "However, he will now be living with a group of females which should make him quite happy."
...said Pamela Baker-Masson , Associate Director of Communications at the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park and Conservation Biology Institute. "As scientists explore new and innovative ways to conserve wildlife, so must we partner in new and unexpected ways to build awareness and inspire action. Simply put, our job is to save species and ensure a sustainable future for the world we share with all animals."

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Two Western Lowland Gorillas Born at Wildlife C... [Published Wildlife Conservation Society - 2 hours ago]
Party for the Planet at Lehigh Valley Zoo [Published Morning Call - 7 hours ago]
BioPark Celebrates Earth Day on April 26 [Published GardenNews.biz - 13 hours ago]
Zoos, Aquariums and Their Visitors Are Critical... [Published LiveScience.com - 22 hours ago]
Houston Zoo in running for top zoo in US [Published CW39 NewsFix - Apr 23 2014]
Clouded Leopard Cubs On Display For Denver Zoo ... [Published CBS Denver - Apr 23 2014]
El Paso Zoo giraffe leaving for new home Friday [Published El Paso Times - Apr 23 2014]
Your View: Support your zoo director [Published South Coast Today - Apr 23 2014]
DDB New York Launches Endangered Song Project f... [Published ADVFN India - Apr 22 2014]
DDB New York Launches Endangered Song Project f... [Published Nasdaq - Apr 22 2014]
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]
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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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