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Sea Turtles and the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea...

There is a quiet yet inexorable rhythm to the life of a sea turtle, tied to the moon and the tides, the ancient celestial rhythms of life. By Doug Nickrent, Senior Exhibit Designer at PGAV Destinations. ...

Chimelong Ocean Kingdom – a truly awe-inspiring...

Chimelong. Those not familiar with Chinese parks may not know the name, but the company is one of China’s premier operators of theme parks. By Adam Sandy (right), Chief Business Development Officer at Ride...

Zoolex’s Zoo Design Conference Wraclow, Poland

In April, over 200 zoo design professionals from around the world met in Wroclaw, Poland to discuss the state of the industry, trends, challenges, and new innovations at the Zoo Design Conference. By Stacey...

Guided travel with millennials: a new revenue source...

Millennials are the core audience of zoos and aquariums. They care deeply about conservation and they also love to travel. I’m not a millennial. I’m a Gen Xer, but my travel behavior reflects millennials...

Building a Public Aquarium. The inside story of the...

The biggest aquarium in the Middle East is currently in development just outside of Muscat, Oman. It will open in Autumn 2018. In this, the first of a series of posts, Adrian Tolliday, whose company TGI is...

Ecotourism vs. Zoos: The Perils of the “Just Go See...

I recently embarked on a three-week journey in India in search of big cats. This ecotourism trip is an example of all of the good wildlife tourism can do for conservation, and an excellent illustration of why...

In Zoos We Trust (In A Post-Truth World)

Americans' relationships with traditional authorities has been evolving. Our distrust of the media and obsession with ‘fake news’ is the strongest and most recent illustration of this erosion that in...

The Circus isn’t Coming to Town

On January 14, 2017 The Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus, the Greatest Show on Earth, announced it was folding up the big top and closing forever in less than six months. By Adam...

Cashing in on Christmas – Festive Events at...

I spent last weekend in London feeling very Christmassy, seeing the lights on Oxford Street, walking through the Christmas Market on Southbank, but the highlight was a trip to Kew Gardens for their evening...

Festive (Marine) Fun at SeaWorld’s Christmas...

Christmas is a big deal in the theme park world and most parks have an event to celebrate the season, drive attendance and increase revenue. For the first time, I got to visit SeaWorld's Christmas...