Vale Tricia: the beloved Asian elephant called Perth Zoo home since 1963. Her death has led to an outpouring of grief in Perth, especially among zookeepers and her fellow elephants.
Historians aren’t sure exactly when the first zoo was built, but it’s clear humans have kept exotic animals for thousands of years.
Ukraine’s zoos are struggling to look after their animals, but are getting international support.
A growing body of research shows that COVID-19 protocols should be extended to areas in which there is a human-animal interface such as zoos, wildlife sanctuaries and game farms.
A fundamental change in how North American zoos and aquariums are accredited supports their animal conservation and species survival work.
There are so few wild ocelots in the US that the cats are becoming inbred, with a bad prognosis for their ultimate survival. But researchers are perfecting ways to get new genes into the population.
The lawsuit resembles earlier legal efforts to make tobacco companies remedy wrongdoing.
Life in captivity causes observable harm to the structure and function of large mammals’ brains.
Zoos are struggling more than most businesses.
One aquarium in Japan has asked the public to make video calls to captive garden eels so they don’t forget about human visitors.
Freedom of movement for survival.
People can still learn a great deal about these mammals while keeping a safe distance.
The main food for the mountain pygmy-possum’s spring/summer breeding season is the migratory bogong moth, but in 2017 and 2018 billions of bogong moths failed to arrive. Then the bushfires did.
The slaughtered tigers were not bred in zoos, yet their story should put captive breeding in general into question.
Data collected by zoos can help scientists model the populations of endangered species.
Here’s some advice on taking selfies with wild animals: don’t. It’s not fun for the animal, and can have serious knock-on effects for their health. And you could be injured (or worse).
Ceredigion County Council in Wales claims it had no choice. What do the experts say?
From collecting bugs to using math apps, there are many ways parents can engage in STEM activities with their kids to support their learning.
Zoos have come along way from their menagerie past. But society is increasingly demanding they become agents of conservation rather than entertainment.
Captivity isn’t kind to cheetahs where most develop diseases that are unusual in big cats. It’s never been clear why this is the case, but understanding their metabolism might provide the answer.