Zoo Animals & Zoos
International Squirrel Appreciation Day
International Squirrel Appreciation was created to make us more aware of Squirrels. It takes place on the 21st January each year, Sometimes a nuisance but always a joy to watch. They are one of natures gardeners planting our forests and so under threat from deforestation.
The Year Of The Tigers
The first of February 2022 is officially the first day of the Year of the Tiger. This is in accordance with the Chinese Zodiac and welcomes in the Spring Festival. It is a time of great celebration that will last around two weeks.
International Monkey Day
International Monkey Day takes place on the 14th December of each year. it has been celebrated each year since 2000 when it was created and made popular by two artist students from Michigan State University. The day is for all non human primates to draw attention to habitat loss and poaching.
A Vulture Hunt in the Lincolnshire Marshes
Around 48 years ago we had a Griffon Vulture escape from the zoo. It was a balmy Spring day and the bird quickly caught a thermal before soaring to great heights and drifting off over the Lincolnshire marshes. Working on the supposition that the bird would...
Are Cheetahs Dangerous
Cheetah are frequently used as ambassador animals in zoos and by some as exotic pets because they are not considered dangerous. Where man and animal come in contact there is always a risk and it is no less so with Cheetah. They are dangerous.
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo
The Smithsonian’s Zoo in Washington, DC has 1,800 animals representing 300 species in 13 exhibits. The zoo spans 163 acres. It has large open areas for most of its large animals. This makes it good for the animals and good for viewing. This article is largely based on my personal experience.
8 SeaWorld and Captive Orca Criticisms that are Completely Misguided
Blackfish induced criticism against SeaWorld, zoos, and keepers of captive wild animals debunked.
Zoos Should Let Surplus Animals Be Pets Instead of Killing Them
The controversial practice of zoo animal euthanasia has an easy resolution: Other zoos and private exotic pet owners.
Weird Animals – the Banded Mongoose and the Warthog
You won't believe what I learned about the symbiotic relationship between the cat-sized African Banded Mongoose and the ferocious-looking full-of-warts Warthog.
Leipzig Zoo - Zoo of the Future
The Leipzig Zoo is a great 1-2 day experience for adults and children alike. With themed exhibits, great viewing areas, restaurants and children's activities, it's a must-see destination in Leipzig. This 'zoo of the future' also plays an extremely important role in protecting many endangered species, with successful breeding and re-introduction programs.
Why do we need zoos? A place were animals suffer in their unnatural environment or the savior of endangered species?
For many, the zoo is just a place where animals suffer in an unnatural environment, sitting in a cage and thinking about freedom. But for many of these animals, the zoo gives the only chance to live...see it yourself!
By Zoo Biology I mean anything relating to zoo management. Heini Hediger, the father of Zoo Biology described this as “the science which embraced everything which was biologically relevant to the management of the zoological garden.” Running a...
Animals With Heart - How Elephants Communicate and Use Language
Some people have always thought that elephants can talk to one another and to us. Rudyard Kipling's story about elephants dancing in the jungle on a special night adds magic to this thought. At the same time, researchers have found actual elephant language, cataloging its vocabulary. A whale dictionary is likely not far behind.