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As Sharks Disappear, So Could Shark Week​ (Op-Ed)
sharks, shark week, endangered species
August 13th, 2014
Shark Week can be terrifying, but sharks have much more to fear than we do.
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Chasing Alligators, Dodging Parrots: A Zookeeper's Life (Op-Ed)
Bouba the Andean bear
July 23rd, 2014
What scares a zookeeper may not be what you expect.
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Good News, Bears: Satellites Could Spy on Arctic Species
polar bears arctic satellite demography
July 9th, 2014
Satellites could be a promising tool for tracking Arctic wildlife on the ground, a new study suggests.
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New York's Power to Fight Illegal Ivory (Op-Ed)
ivory bust, poaching, elephants
August 12th, 2014
Just in time for World Elephant Day (Aug. 12), New York today banned the sale of ivory in the state.
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Only Zookeepers Get to Feed the Penguins (Op-Ed)
Zookeeper Nora Beirne feeds red panda
July 22nd, 2014
Zookeepers have an interesting job — some days you cuddle with endangered species, others you just try not to get bitten.
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Zoos, Aquariums and Their Visitors Are Critical Advocates for Conservation (Op-Ed)
children, zoos, aquarium
April 23rd, 2014
Zoos and aquariums are hubs for inspiring the public to support wildlife conservation.
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Even Zookeepers Have Their Favorites (Op-Ed)
California sea lion
July 25th, 2014
As a zookeeper, sometimes you get to pick favorites (but don't tell the monkeys).
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Endangered Gorillas Protected from Oil Drilling in African Park
Mountain Gorillas
June 19th, 2014
A major oil and gas company has pledged to stop plumbing for oil in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, after the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and United States authorities pressured the firm to halt operations in the region.
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