Posted April 17, 2017 by Ron Callari

Have you been following the saga of April the Giraffe's pregnancy? If so, betcha you can think of an catchy name for the long-awaited-arrival of her baby boy? Exceeding the traditional giraffe pregnancy term of 14-15 months, April’s newborn took 16 months to make his debut on planet Earth!

Posted April 7, 2017 by Ron Callari

If you haven’t heard about her before now, it’s a bit surprising, since this story has been developing for over a year. And when I say ‘developing’ I’m talking literally — because 15 months is the length of time it takes for a giraffe to deliver a newborn.

Posted February 28, 2017 by Ron Callari

The goal is 12,500 species. The ’Photo Ark’ navigator and animal photographer is Joel Sartore. The mission is to document every captive animal species in the world using studio lighting and black-and-white backgrounds. So far, he’s traveled to 40 countries and has accomplished more than half of his target.

Posted December 1, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

At this dark time of year people don't usually think of braving the cold to go to the zoo -- especially at night. During the month of December zoos all over North America change this up by creating month-long events called Zoo Lights or Wild Lights. They decorate their grounds with millions of twinkle lights and displays of animals made of lights right alongside the live animals that live there.

Posted August 2, 2016 by Kitty Devine

Today is National Coloring Book Day! And that means it is a great time to consider getting some animal coloring books. If you haven't taken up this hobby yet then this might be the time to consider it. Animal lovers can get started with a Zoo Animals Coloring Book, a WIld Animals Coloring Book, or a Baby Animals Coloring Book.

Posted June 21, 2016 by Ron Callari

Zimbabwe currently faces a moral dilemma that doesn’t seem to have an
easy solution. On the one hand, the natives face the most devastating
drought their region has incurred in years. It places million of lives
(both humans and wildlife) at critical risk. Rainfall is not expected in
the country any time soon and President Rober Mugabe has declared a “state of disaster.” But on the other hand . . .

Posted May 19, 2016 by Ron Callari

Everyone loves seeing a giraffe in motion. Their supple sinuous bodies
seem to glide across the African plains whenever their caught in photos,
on film or at the movies. But it’s their long sleek serpentine necks
that distinguishes them from just about every other form of wildlife. So
different, that one needs to ask how that remarkable attribute came to
be?

Posted April 8, 2016 by John P. Barker

Where's the best place for kids to see animals?  The zoo, of course!  Not only are many zoos the home to exotic animals, but they are also bastions of conservation and rescue.  Watching kids and animals interact can be quite fun, as shown in this video...