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  • Zoos and Shedd Aquarium join elephant campaign

    Brookfield Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo and the Shedd Aquarium announced Tuesday they are joining a fight to protect African elephants through the newly launched 96 Elephants Campaign. The campaign aims to help the endangered animals in their homeland, educate the public about the damage ivory consumption does to elephant populations and secure a moratorium on ivory trading in the U.S., the world’s second largest importer of ivory. The Wildlife Conservation Society and more than 100 other zoos and aquariums are also part of the effort.
  • 'Zoobiquity' conference explores medical advances that could help people and animals

    NEW YORK CITY -- It's been called "one health" or comparative medicine, and now "zoobiquity" is the in-vogue term used to describe the intersection where human and animal medicine meet. Here's an example: Lyme disease affects dogs and people, but...

    Yellowstone grizzly bears are on the rebound and outbound

    At the age of 5 in Yellowstone National Park, I saw my first grizzly. With my family, I watched a mother and two cubs walk along the shore of Yellowstone Lake. The sighting was a highlight of our trip to America's oldest national park. It also helped...

    Theodore Reed dies at 90; leader in the modernization of zoos

    Theodore Reed dies at 90; leader in the modernization of zoos
    Upon joining the staff of the National Zoo in 1955, veterinarian Theodore Reed was greeted by antiquated animal dwellings — some dating to the 1890s — and a budget so spare he bought medicine for his new charges at a local drugstore and...

    Eagle vs. deer: Death from above

    Eagle vs. deer: Death from above
    Biologists have released remarkable photographs of a golden eagle attacking a deer in far eastern Russia after a remote digital camera designed to shoot wandering tigers accidentally captured the beasts' mortal struggle. The images, which were published...