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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.

Snakes Alive! 6 Standout Serpentariums

MiniTime | Posted 10.20.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

Snakes get a bad rap for being ugly and slimy, but they play a crucial role in maintaining the health of our planet. If you've got a budding herpetologist in your family, visit one of these six serpentariums.

Costa Rica Plans To Close Both Public Zoos

AP | Posted 10.03.2013 | Green

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rican officials say they plan to close both of the country's public zoos next year so that animals can be freed fr...

PANDA-MONIUM!

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 07.23.2013 | DC

Here's something to keep you occupied while you wait for the royal baby: the Smithsonian National Zoo's panda cams are back! The two cameras, whic...

New National Zoo Elephant's Hidden Talent

Posted 05.03.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Smithsonian National Zoo will add an artist to its menagerie this summer when Bozie, a 37-year-old female Asian elephant, joins the ...

At The Zoo: Cute Baby Animals!

MiniTime | Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

One of the great joys of a spring vacation is the chance to meet all the new arrivals born at zoos and aquariums around the country. Here's where to find most irresistible babies running -- and swinging, and swimming -- around this spring.

Puzzle Study Spotlights Chimp, Human Similarities

Posted 02.25.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/23/2013 08:54 PM EST on LiveScience Chimpanzees don't need to be rewarded for playin...

LOOK: Your Daily Dose Of Zoo Adorableness

Posted 01.28.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Feeling a little down from the dreary weather? This'll cheer you up -- the National Zoo has released an impossibly heart-warming photo o...

Uncertain Future For Six Virginia Chimpanzees

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Katherine Calos | Posted 03.16.2013 | DC

When Toby the chimp arrived at Curtis Shepperson's home near Mechanicsville, he was 6 weeks old and weighed 7 pounds. He was adorable. Curtis and Bea...

LOOK: Denmark's Gay Penguins Become Dads

Posted 11.09.2012 | Gay Voices

In what the Toronto Star describes as an "apparent world first," a Danish zoo's King penguin chick has two "adoptive" fathers. After a female peng...

Boy Dies After Falling Into Zoo Exhibit

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 01.04.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH — A 2-year-old boy visiting the Pittsburgh zoo was killed Sunday morning when he fell off a railing that his mother had put him on to...

Baby Panda Dies, Zoo Goes On

Bob Morris | Posted 12.01.2012 | DC
Bob Morris

Zoos may not address war or unemployment, but they give us a chance to consider the profound miracle and fragility of life.