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Swaziland's Elephants: A Dying Breed

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 11.25.2015 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

Elephant experts, conservationists, animal advocates, and thoughtful people everywhere know that wildlife belongs in the wild and that we have a responsibility to do everything we can to keep them there.

Why the Zoo Should Matter to You

Elliot Zirulnik | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
Elliot Zirulnik

Tens of millions of Americans live in urban areas that might be described as concrete jungles, largely devoid of nonhuman life. Sure, there's probably a nicely manicured oak tree on the street corner and your apartment building may be overrun by roaches, but when was the last time you truly connected with nature? Let me guess: your childhood?

Zoo Visitor Sees The Worst And Does The Exact Right Thing

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 09.09.2015 | Green

The fastest way to ensure an abused animal's suffering continues is to witness it and do nothing. This is a story of someone who did the opposite....

Toddler Plays 'Peek-A-Boo' With Gorilla; Internet Goes Ape

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.31.2015 | Weird News

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Top Ten Reasons to Visit Quebec Provence, Canada

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 08.11.2015 | Travel
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Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Moving among wildlife and experiencing the outdoors are favorite vacation motivators for me, and knowing this adventure would be special, I invited my 12-year old granddaughter to accompany me to make for a cross-generational experience.

This Gorilla Is Really Tired Of Living In A Zoo And Having His Photo Taken

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 07.15.2015 | Weird News

Wild gorillas face regular threats like poaching and habitat destruction, but their captive counterparts don't always have it better. This primate is ...

VIDEO: Rescued Brown Bear Cubs Play at Alaska Zoo

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.12.2015 | Good News
Alaska Dispatch News

Three orphaned brown bear cubs -- which were rescued earlier this month on Kodiak Island after their mother was killed by a hunter -- wake up from a...

Japan's Zoos, Aquariums Get The Boot Over Ties To Bloody Dolphin Hunt

The Dodo | Posted 04.23.2015 | Green

Japanese zoos and aquariums obtain their dolphins in such a brutal way that they've been kicked out of the global zoo community until they end the pra...

World's Largest Zoo Group Accused Of Ties To Bloody Dolphin Slaughter

The Dodo | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green

The world's top zoo organization has been accused of hiding ties to the brutal dolphin slaughter that happens every year in Taiji, Japan....

There's No Evidence Zoos Educate In A Meaningful Way

Marc Bekoff | Posted 02.11.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

I'm surely happy that a zoo visitor may learn something she or he didn't previously know, but if they don't use this information in a meaningful way to do something for the animals, then it's knowledge for knowledge's sake and that is not a sufficient reason for keeping animals in cages.

'I Am Penguin, Hear Me Squeak!' A Bird Speaks Out From Inside SeaWorld's 'Antarctica'

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.19.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I don't know if you are aware of this, but we penguins have our pride. In my case, I'm no run-of-the-mill bird. I'm a King penguin, in fact--bred fo...

The Zoo Of The Future Looks AMAZING

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.01.2014 | Green

Imagine a mirrored pod that takes you down a river, so you can see elephants who (hopefully) don't even realize they're in a zoo. Like it? You'll ...

11 Things You Should Know Before Planning Your Next Trip To The Zoo

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green

Many zoos claim they are helping animals, but often times, aren't doing so at all.

Animals Are More Than Mere Things. Let's Treat Them That Way

Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Arin Greenwood

An increasing number of people see zoos themselves as inherently problematic, and argue that even the best-funded, most conservation-minded institutions in which animals are kept on display should go the way of the dodo.

You'll Thank This Woman For Watching 8 Hours Of Baby Panda Live Cams Every Day

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.28.2014 | Green

Little pandas grow up so fast. One second they're barely a pound, little more than a fragile and endangered wiggling worm, next thing you know they're...

Lions & Tigers Get Free Reign (Kinda) At Philadelphia Zoo

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 05.08.2014 | Travel

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Visitors to the Philadelphia Zoo might want to beware of stray cats: A new enclosed passageway allows lions and tigers to roam o...

A Little Piece Of Africa... In Ohio

AP | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo says its $30 million, 43-acre "Heart of Africa" exhibit will open to guests on May 22. The zoo s...

Conservation From the Last of the Wild to the Least of the Wild

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Even in our highly unnatural cities, the very human desire to connect with nature has also given rise to countless parks and gardens. When we think of green space in New York City, where I live and work, our mind goes first to Central Park and the New York Botanical Gardens.

Down a Desolate Hallway, Eddie's Ghost Lingers Still

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 05.29.2014 | Green
Jeremiah Horrigan

I'd walk past tiny rooms -- cages, really -- where scared-looking, lonely creatures sometimes peered out at me. There were screams. Howls.

Why Do Some Zoos Euthanize Healthy Animals?

Posted 03.28.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Laura Moss: Marius the giraffe died on Feb. 9 from a shot to the head with a bolt gun. Workers at the Copenhagen Zoo t...

Is It Wrong For Zoo Restaurants To Serve Meat?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green

Is it weird to eat a hamburger at the same zoo where you just pet a cow, or cooed over a panda? It's natural to wonder about zoos and ethics after ...

10 Touching Photos Of Monkeys In Captivity Will Bring Tears To Your Eyes

Posted 02.26.2014 | Arts

Look into the eyes of any animal at the zoo and prepare to experience a complex sensation of happiness, excitement, compassion, guilt and sadness. But...

They Shoot Giraffes Don't They? Why Marius's Death Is No Surprise

Karen Dawn | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Karen Dawn

It makes no sense to support zoos in general and then express anger at this one for being so public about its disposal of what it deemed surplus inventory.

Baby Elephant For Dinner?

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green

Seriously, is there ever a moment when a baby elephant isn't being the most adorable thing you have ever seen? Okay fine, we can think of a few mo...

Gus the Polar Bear - Free at last, Free at last.

Val Brown | Posted 11.03.2013 | New York
Val Brown

If you're feeling sad for you and your kids and the many delightful hours you spent watching Gus in his plate glass cell, take a moment to mourn the life he lead for your enjoyment. And then celebrate that he is finally free.