Reposted from @nashvillezoo - Along with being great climbers, clouded leopards are also great jumpers! #learningearly#playtime See them in action during our Facebook Live around 12:30pm today! Video Credit: Dr. Margarita Woc Colburn
Animal caretakers, like Marcus from the @sdzsafaripark, have a distinct passion for animals and staff at accredited zoos and aquariums are highly trained in how to properly care for them. Learn more about the importance of AZA accreditation by clicking the link in our bio! #weareaza
Reposted from @phoenixzoo- We are excited to announce the hatching of nine Louisiana pine snakes! The Phoenix Zoo has made a significant impact to the conservation of this species working with the Species Survival Plan (SSP). From 2014 to 2019, we’ve had 35 pine snake hatchlings, with 10 being released to the wild! Our 2019 clutch is the largest clutch of pine snake eggs since our breeding efforts began in 2014. A threatened species under the Endangered Species Act and one of – if not the – rarest snake species native to North America, the Louisiana pine snake is ...
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Sustainable tip: download the free Seafood Watch app! You’ll have access to over 1,200 science-based recommendations covering 85 percent of the US market. It’ll even tell you businesses nearby that partner with @SeafoodWatch to avoid selling red rated seafood. #seafoodsmarter
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You can drink wine and save animals with the @WildlifeWineClub. Check out these limited-edition wines that support AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction. Available at wildlifewineclub.org.
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Scientists know virtually nothing on some of the world’s shark species. Learning more about sharks will help to better protect them in a changing ocean. AZA SAFE and our members are working together toward #savingspecies for sharks and rays. #weareshark
AZA’s members, like Kate at the National Aquarium, are dedicated to the care and conservation of animals. We believe the work to save animals from extinction begins at local levels with everyday heroes like you! Join us by volunteering at your local AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium. Click the link in our bio learn more!
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Reposted from Akron Zoo - Our snow leopard cub was introduced to ice for the first time! It's safe to say that she enjoyed herself. #snowleopardcub
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Change starts with YOU. Visitors to AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums can learn about SAFE species and how they can help AZA toward Saving Animals From Extinction around the globe. Start today: www.aza.org/SAFE
Reposted from @blankparkzoo - Who knew we had our own soccer star at the zoo? Deuce really enjoyed some ball enrichment and it looks like Jabari wanted in on the game too! #imaginethat#lions
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#pangolins - An estimated 100,000 are taken from the wild every year across Africa and Asia. Their meat is considered a delicacy by some in China and Vietnam, while their scales and fetuses are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat a range of ailments from arthritis to cancer. Pangolins are also used in traditional African bush medicine. Help us spread the word to say no to #pangolin products with Kung Fu Panda. @wildaid @wt_alliance
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Since 2015, AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums have contributed nearly $600,000 to crocodilian conservation!
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The vaquita is the most endangered marine mammal on the planet with less than 20 surviving in the Gulf of California. The few porpoises left are threatened by gillnets and illegal fishing practices. You can help: avoid purchasing seafood caught by gillnets.
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Since the original Lion King was released in theaters 25 years ago half of Africa’s lions have disappeared, but we believe there is hope for lions to recover. Together with @Disney and @WildNetOrg’s @LionRecovery, AZA is committed to helping double the number of lions in Africa by 2050. Will you join us in our goal to help bring lions back? Protect the Pride! Show your support for lions with hashtags #thelionking#protectthepride
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At AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums, animal welfare comes first on the fourth of July. "Guests can rest assured that at AZA-accredited facilities, animal welfare is the number one priority. AZA’s rigorous accreditation standards require all of its member zoos and aquariums to have a process for assessing animal welfare and wellness. This includes having a method in place to evaluate each animal’s physical and mental state during a significant environment change, including construction events, unusual weather events, noise intrusion, or a change in the animal’s habitat." Read more on our blog, link in stories.
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"Ex situ breeding programs to support in situ populations are not new, but they are relatively rare in relation to the number of threatened species in zoos and aquariums. The whooping crane, however, is the exception to this norm. Almost driven to extinction in the 1940s with a population low of a mere 15 birds, the whooping crane has been part of one of the longest-running managed breeding and release programs in the world. The migratory whooping crane has historically ranged from the southern-most regions of the U.S. up to southern Canadian provinces, while Louisiana has also been home to ...
Jasmine is building a brighter future for students of all backgrounds through education and outreach at the @SeattleAquarium. Join us in advocating for zoos and aquariums and our work in education and conservation. http://bit.ly/2sJSG33 #weareaza