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Displaying posts with tag: "Zoos & Aquaria"

NIRAH runs out of time. What lessons should be learned?

We read on the Blooloop website recently that the planning permission for NIRAH, the massive fresh water aquarium attraction planned for Bedfordshire, has expired...

Five Zoo Innovations That Have Been Around for Decades:...

Stacey Ludlum continues her review of innovation in zoos... I want to talk about the things that have been slowly happening, without much fanfare, across the...

Five Zoo Innovations That Have Been Around for Decades:...

Recently, the "next big evolution" of zoos - a slick, futuristic set of renderings by a "big-A' architecture firm in Europe - has been gaining traction in the...

Zoo Trails and the Juxtaposition of the Extreme

Two things are on my mind today as I sit down to write this. One, my recent two week jaunt through Japan with my sister and friend, and two, the upcoming opening of the...

Creating Inherited Memories: Can We Make Thrill Seeking...

Scientists have found experimental evidence that mice whose father or grandfather had learned to associate the smell of cherry blossom with an electric shock...

Does Winter have to be a Dead Zone at the Zoo?

The snow day! It's luxuriating in the extra hours of winter sleep snuggled under a pile of thick blankets. It's waking up at noon and pulling on my snow pants over my...

A Different Animal Entirely

Walking back to the hotel after what felt like a celebratory dinner at the AZA National Conference this year, several of my colleagues and I engaged in a discussion...

Mammoths at the Zoo? Common Ground in the Grey Zone of...

By Stacey Tarpley, PGAV Destinations. They're calling this "de-extinction.' Although the species they are considering do not actually include dinosaurs, the...

Cape Town’s International Aquarium Congress:...

By Judy Mann Ably hosted by the Two Oceans Aquarium and attended by over 300 aquarium professionals from around the world, the Congress was a resounding success. ...