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         African Zoos:     more books (65)
  1. African Pavilion at the North Carolina Zoological Park by Sanders Lewallen, 1983
  2. The Spirit of the Maasai Man by Laura Berkeley, 2000-04
  3. Hwange: Retreat of the Elephants (South African Travel & Field Guides) by Nick Greaves, 1999-02
  4. Two New Species of Achatinidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda Pulmonata) from the Drakensberg Range, with General Remarks on Southern African Achatinidae by A.C. Van Bruggen, 1965-01-01
  5. My Favorite African Recipes Designed to Celebrate the Africa Rainforest Exhibit at Metro Washington Park Zoo, Portland Oregon by SCHNEIDER (Mildred), 1991-01-01
  6. Animal Sounds for Baby (What-a-Baby Board Books) by Cheryl Willis Hudson, 1995-02
  7. The San Diego Wild Animal Park
  8. The fishes and fisheries of the Ruaha River Basin, Tanzania: Systematics, ecology, zoo geography, fisheries ([EAFFRO occasional paper) by Hubert Matthes, 1967
  9. Little Birdies! by Anthony F. Lewis, 2009-07-01
  10. Through the Magic Door by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 2010-04-19
  11. Through the Magic Door by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 2010-07-25
  12. Through the Magic Door by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 2010-05-04
  13. Lake Manyara National Park- A Guide
  14. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katharine Green, 2010-06-20

61. PETA :: Media Center :: Factsheets
From People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Virginia, US.Category Society Issues zoos and Aquariums Organizations...... Animals suffer from more than neglect in some zoos. When Dunda, an african elephant,was transferred from the San Diego Zoo to the San Diego Wild Animal Park

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Zoos: Pitiful Prisons
Despite their professed concern for animals, zoos remain more "collections" of interesting "items" than actual havens or simulated habitats. Zoos teach people that it is acceptable to keep animals in captivity, bored, cramped, lonely, and far from their natural homes. Says Virginia McKenna, star of the classic movie Born Free and now an active campaigner in behalf of captive animals: "It is the sadness of zoos which haunts me. The purposeless existence of the animals. For the four hours we spend in a zoo, the animals spend four years, or fourteen, perhaps even longer if not in the same zoo then in others day and night; summer and winter. . . . This is not conservation and surely it is not education. No, it is 'entertainment.' Not comedy, however, but tragedy."(1) Life Sentence, No Parole Zoos range in size and quality from cageless parks to small roadside menageries with concrete slabs and iron bars. The larger the zoo and the greater the number and variety of the animals it contains, the more it costs to provide quality care for the animals. Although more than 112 million people visit zoos in the United States and Canada every year, most zoos operate at a loss and must find ways to cut costs (which sometimes means selling animals) or add gimmicks that will attract visitors. Zoo officials often consider profits ahead of the animals' well-being. A former director of the Atlanta Zoo once remarked that he was "too far removed from the animals; they're the last thing I worry about with all the other problems." (2)

62. BBC News | Sci/Tech | Zoo Elephants In Danger
Fellow scientist Gary Hayward added This is very troubling because there may still be carrier african elephants in zoos. .

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Friday, February 19, 1999 Published at 05:52 GMT
Zoo elephants in danger

Novel strain of herpes virus - kills only Indian elephants
A non-lethal herpes virus has been identified as the cause of a fatal disease wiping out baby elephants in North American zoos. Researchers suggest the disease is caused by African elephants transmitting the infection to Asian elephants in captivity. The first known victim of the virus was a 16-month-old Asian elephant, the first ever born at the National Zoo in Washington DC. Its death in 1995 baffled zookeepers. Since then seven other Asian elephant deaths have been associated with the virus. In another two cases, where records are incomplete, there is also a high probability of the same infection. The infection kills baby Asian elephants soon after they are born, causing internal bleeding and heart failure. It hits suddenly, killing in just a few days. The cells that line the blood vessels, the heart and other organs are attacked, resulting in the fatal haemmorrhaging. The viral strain was identified by researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, and Washington's National Zoological Park. They have published their findings in Science Magazine.

63. Zoo Links
Check out a personalized letter from Santa. The Kansas City Zoo 200 acre zooincludes african, Australian and Farmland exhibits. Links to other zoos, Links.htm
African Lion and Zoo Links
Dickerson Park Zoo
Home to more than 340 animals representing 120 species. The zoo is recognized for its successful Asian elephant, cheetah and maned wolf breeding programs. Site has general information, zoo history, and an overview of exhibits.
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Check out a personalized letter from Santa The Kansas City Zoo
200 acre zoo includes African, Australian and Farmland exhibits. Site has general information, a virtual tour, show times for the IMAX Theater and journals of traveling staff members The St. Louis Zoo
5000 animal from 700 species on 90 acres, including an insectariums, a children's zoo, and a miniature train. Site has general information, animal photos, a virtual tour, zoo history, and pet care tips. Promised Land Animal Park
Eagle Rock. Drive through park with petting zoo. Visitor information and photos of animals in the park. Check out our new Children's Animated Zoo E-Book Home Download area African Lions ... Guest Book Giraffes Coming NEXT Please Check Back and watch my site grow.

64. African Awakenings - Exquisite African Paintings By Deborah Lambourne The Born Free Foundation is a charity devoted to aleviatinganimal cruelty around the world and phasing out traditional zoos.
The Captive Animals Protection Society (CAPS)
Campaigning on behalf of animals in captivity. CLICK HERE At nearly 2 million hectares, Kruger National Park is just a bit biger than your average zoo and claims to be the world's most famous wildlife park. If the cost of a trip to South Africa is too dear, you can get the flavour of the park at this site. Imagine viewing animals in their natural environment in real time. The watering hole at Etosha after dark is awesome. AfriCam has video camera in some 20 separate locations such as Kruger, Madikwe, and Sabi Sabi. They also have Marine Cama and Eagle Cams. Right now, you can view still photos from each location or vehicle. These are updated every 30 seconds from a video feed. The site plans to provide streaming video in real time in the near future, so stay tuned.

65. Zoos, Circuses And Wildlife
Download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader african Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) ReferenceList (January 1990) (pdf only pdf only); Core Literature for zoos and Aquariums
Zoos, Circuses and Wildlife
Animal Welfare Information Center
United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service
National Agricultural Library
Disaster Planning
  • Enrichment Online
    Provided by The Fort Worth Zoo, in conjunction with the American Institute of Biological Sciences for use in zoo as well as laboratory settings. The key component of the site is a search engine for taxa-specific enrichment ideas. In addition to accommodating detailed searches for enrichment ideas, the database is interactive and allows users to input their own ideas and to also provide comments on items already in the database.

66. True Trip: Parks And Zoos
. Parks and zoos Click to learn more Greater (Added 27Feb-2000 Hits391). african Lion Safari - (Rating 7.00 Votes 3) Rate It! african
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Greater Vancouver Zoological Centre
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Vancouver Zoological Zoo Center, wildlife housed in 120 scenic areas. Located in Aldergrove, British Columbia, Come and have fun at the Zoo. (Added: 27-Feb-2000 Hits: 391)
African Lion Safari
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African Lion Safari is a Canadian owned family business created in the name of conservation. Our manner of exhibiting animals is completely different from the traditional approach; that is, the visitor is caged in the car , and the animals roam in 2 to 20 hectare (5 to 50 acre) reserves. We first opened the gates to the public in 1969 with 50 lions in 3 reserves, and today the park houses about 1000 animals of over 100 species. Located in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. (Added: 27-Jul-1999 Hits: 206)
Aquarium du Québec
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The Aquarium is home to around 3,200 specimens of some 320 species of fish, reptiles and invertebrates. Three species of seals complete the collection. (Added: 27-Feb-2000 Hits: 106)
Aquarium of the Pacific
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67. Endangered Species Web Site
I asked the following questions to this expert, but I received no response. Whatis being done to recreate the habitats of the african Lion in zoos? N/A.
Projects of Animal Behavior Class,2001
Mr. Tom Kearney
Mr. Tim Prost
African Lion
Heather Moran
Physical Characteristics
* Length
* Height
* Weight A full grown male grows up to 11 feet in length, 4 feet in height, and weighs about 530 pounds. A female's length is about 8.5 feet, her height is 3.6 feet, and her weight is about 330 pounds Coloration/Skin Adults: tawny yellow coat. The mane in males varies from yellow to black Cubs: wooly coat with dark spots against a lighter background Special Adaptations of Sense Organs African Lions have excellent eyesight, good hearing, and sense of smell. They also have very good reflexes. Male/female differences Male African Lions have manes while females don't. There is also size difference which is shown above also. Males also tend to be more aggressive.
Diet An African Lion's prey consists of Wildebeests, zebra, buffalo, topi, hartebeests, warthogs, and Thomas's Gazelles Habitat Description Habitats consist of open grasslands, deserts, dry forests, and woodlands

68. Online96 Travel Center ~ Zoos, Travel, Destinations, Theme Travel, Vacations,
Austin Zoo; Birmingham Zoo Visit the Galapagos Islands or go on an african Safari ZoologicalGardens The nation's oldest zoo and one of the last free zoos in the
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Zoo Related Travel
  • The Alaska Zoo Visitors to the Alaska Zoo have a chance to view over 50 species of native Alaskan birds and mammals in a beautifully landscaped park-like setting approximately fifteen minutes from downtown Anchorage. Animal Pictures Some great pictures of aquatic animals, terristrial animals, birds, and even a black widow spider! Antwerp Zoo From the small panda to the large elephant, they all amaze you in their own way. Audubon Zoo in New Orleans Pictures of the animals at the zoo. Augsburg Zoo Germany - Wonderful pictures and some english text included. Austin Zoo Birmingham Zoo Visit the Galapagos Islands or go on an African Safari. Brevard Zoo With an absolutely fantastic animated monkey on the front page! CALM - CAlifornia Living Museum We display over 250 unreleasable animals native to California and 2000 native plants. Cat Tales A nonprofit Zoological Park dedicated to the preservation of Endangered Felines. Chaffee Zoological Gardens of Fresno Home to the world's first computerized Reptile House.

69. Fort Worth Zoo - Conservation Update
remarkable species. Elephants in zoos Today there are approximately 550elephants (Asian and african) in North American zoos. All these
Conservation Update Elephant
Asian (Elephas maximus)
African (Loxodonta africana)
Conservation Status

The Asian elephant is classified as Endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and as Endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN); it is listed on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The African elephant is classified as Threatened by the USFWS and as Vulnerable by the IUCN; it is listed on CITES Appendix I.
Distribution and Population Size
The Asian elephant is found on the Indian subcontinent, continental southeast Asia and island Asia. The total population is believed to include less than 50,000 individuals. The African elephant survives south of the Sahara over vast areas of Africa, including savannah and rainforest habitats. New data suggest that less than 500,000 African elephants occupy approximately 3 million sq. mi of their former range of 18 million sq. mi.
Reasons for Decline
On the historical time scale, loss of habitat has been the ultimate cause of decline of elephant populations throughout Asia. This factor is still very serious in many Asian countries. However, the African elephant has suffered more from hunting pressure.
Worldwide Conservation Action
Because elephants significantly impact the ecosystem, it is being realized that conservation efforts should expand from focusing on single species to focusing on the biological diversity of the earth. However, there are considerable efforts underway for elephant conservation through the World Wildlife Fund, the IUCN and the African/Asian Specialist Groups. Population studies and elephant relocation continue as ongoing projects. One of the major tools of elephant conservation is educating local people in developing countries with large human populations on how to live with this remarkable species.

third generation ‘naturalistic’ exhibits, are now featured in many zoos and aquariums LosAngeles region, the Jungle Boat Adventure is an african boat ride
Kai Kazuto Mikami, AIA NEW DIRECTIONS The development of zoo and aquarium exhibits is now well into the third generation of planning and design philosophy that, in my opinion, had its beginnings about twenty-five years ago. These, the third generation ‘naturalistic’ exhibits, are now featured in many zoos and aquariums worldwide. Our clients emphasize the four tenets of zoo and aquarium planning and design: Conservation, Research, Education, and Entertainment, and we have responded to meet this challenge. A fifth tenet has now been added: the concern for the Welfare of the zoo or aquarium resident, the animals and plants on display. All of us, our Clients and the associated Consultant teams, have long argued the value of the ‘naturalistic’ exhibit in both attracting the visitor to our facilities and in imparting an intrinsic educational message, a message easily acceptable since it is not overbearing. For the most part, the development of these exhibits has been successful in meeting these goals and has been further validated by increased visitation to these facilities and by corresponding, enthusiastic public acceptance. But it has come at a price. Development costs are high. Competing facilities also have embraced the new technology. How must the biggest "bang" be developed within the limited budgets which you and we all experience on a daily basis?

71. NATURE: Animal Attractions - Modern Zoos
growing industries of the 20th century began decimating wild habitats, zoos tookon Today, a walk through the Bronx Zoo's Wild african Plains exhibit shows
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Condors: Back To The Wild Animal Medicine Modern Zoos Resources MODERN ZOOS
It's not Australia, but koalas feel at home. If you are the sort of person who complains about overly large zoo exhibits that allow animals to stray from the most prominent viewing areas, you should take a closer look at what these wildlife parks are trying to accomplish. As "Gorilla Tropics," "Polar Bear Plunge," and other San Diego Zoo areas demonstrate in ANIMAL ATTRACTIONS, the zoo is not a "living museum," but a place where animals should feel at home. Today, zoos combine educational exhibit areas with backstage research areas where zoologists study the animals under their care. During the latter part of the 20th century, zoos began to provide a new experience for visitors by replacing the iron bars and concrete walls of cages with protective moats, bigger animal areas, and recreated tropical rainforests. The San Diego Zoo, founded in 1916, helped pioneer this shift. Zoos used to keep all animals in cages.

72. Bushmeat Campaign - What Zoos Can Do
and the Bushmeat Crisis Task Force (BCTF), where American zoos and conservation Thesepetitions will then be presented to the african leaders of Central and
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What Can Zoos Do?
Download this page Each year, about 600 million visitors visit zoos worldwide. This is a unique opportunity to explain the threat for animals by the bushmeat trade -
as this exhibition does! But zoos can do even more:
1. Origin of zoo animals
Modern, scientifically led zoos assume responsibility for the protection and preservation of wild animal populations . In Europe, 133 species are managed in EEPs and over 90% of the animals are born in zoos. Animals from these breeding programs are available to be reintroduced to the wild when possible. Members of the European zoo association, EAZA, exchange their animals according to breeding loans between themselves. Only in exceptional circumstances, for instance in confiscated smuggled animals, do animals from the wild enter zoos. Current zoo management no longer considers taking animals from the wild , as noted in EAZA's code of ethics.

73. Worldisround - Monarto Open Plains Zoo - Zoos & Wildlife Parks In South Australi
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Monarto Open Plains Zoo
by Tim Lubcke The Monarto Open Plains Zoo is situated around 60 kms east of Adelaide. They have mainly exotic animals that are endangered, which they have had great success in breeding. They are part of the world breeding program. They also have been able to send animals back to the countries they originally came from for release into the wild. I took my son and grandson with me to the Park and they really enjoyed it.
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75. Wildlife & Zoos
Wildlife zoos. ANIMALS OF AFRICA As you travel to the pulsating african Continent,you will witness exquisite photography of animal life in its natural

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77. Zoos & Aquariums In New Jersey
Over 200 domestic and exotic animals including an african Elephant, regal africanlions, Bengal and Siberian tigers, American black bears, monkeys, llama, an
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Bergen County Zoological Park (Van Saun Park Zoo)
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Set in Bergen County's Van Saun Park this is small zoo with three different types of monkeys, a mountain lion, an ocelot, various types of exotic birds including an Arctic owl and an Andean condor, plus a farm area with cows, sheep, pigs, and a horse. They also have an "North American Plains" section that includes bison, elk and three bald eagles. The zoo is renovating, but they plan to have a bobcat and a greenhouse that will house butterflies very soon. Cape May County Park Zoo
Cape May Court House
The Cape May County park Zoo is accredited by the American Association of Zoological parks and is located on 128 acres in Cape May County Park. The reptile building suffered an electrical fire in 1998, killing over 200 lizards, turtles, snakes and insects. Since then, numerous donations and insurance money have enabled them to build a new 750,000 reptile facility which houses over 190 reptiles. The zoo has over 300 species of animals and birds including camels, cougars, lions, giraffes, leopards, monkeys, black bear, zebra and many more. Picnic facilities, a playground, trails and a fishing pond are all located within in the park. Open everyday, all year round (weather permitting) from 10am - 4:45 pm and admission is free (sometimes a donation may be requested).

78. Zoos Around The World. Leningradsky Zoo
Other zoos have accumulated a unique experience in breeding the cheetahs, severalspecies of 1943, it was the first to obtain progeny from the african elephants
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There are about 1,500 zoological gardens in the world, 14 of them being located in Russia. YESTERDAY... Three thousand years ago, in the capital of ancient China one could see a lot of wonders among which was the famous "Park of Reason". Various stones from different corners of the country, wonderful plants and animals could be found there, including birds and beasts, giant snakes and lizards. The park was proud of a wooly rhinoceros, being probably the last specimen on the globe, of curious monkeys, several deer able to change their colour twice a year, and an unusual animal that resembled the bear. Europen civilization will know about them in the nineteenth century only. In the Middle Ages, some rich feudal lords began collecting animals, sometimes exotic ones - such as elephants or monkeys, establishing menageries and even aquariums. Organization of these primitive menageries marked the beginning of the epoch of zoological gardens. In the fifteenth century such menageries became numerous, especially in Italy, one of them being established in Vatican, attached to the Pope's residence. In the United Kingdom, one of the first menageries was organized in the early XIIth century by order of King Henry I - to house royal lions and leopards. Several decades later it grew large enough to be transferred from the royal residence of Windsor to London where it was placed on a bank of the Thames river. In 1255, this collection of animals was replenished with an elephant.

79. Caribbean Gardens: African Wild Dogs
Currently less than two percent of American zoos display these colorfulAfrican predators also known as Cape hunting dogs. With
Zoo Opens Exhibit for Predator
More Endangered Than Tigers

On December 27th, Caribbean Gardens: The ZOO in Naples premieres a new African wild dog exhibit. Currently less than two percent of American zoos display these colorful African predators also known as Cape hunting dogs. With less than 5,000 wild dogs in Africa and less than 80 in America they are more endangered than tigers. Caribbean Gardens is now the only zoo in Florida where guests can see all four of Africa's top predators including lions, spotted hyenas, leopards, and wild dogs.
The highly endangered wild dogs are the highlight of the zoo's the latest expansion to the African Oasis region in the garden. In addition to the renovated exhibit for the wild dogs, the zoo is premiering a new viewing area between the wild dogs and antelope exhibit where guests can peek in on the zebra and kudu without any mesh or barriers.
The zoo's plan for the African Oasis region began in 1996 with a new impala antelope exhibit. "Since then we've been adding more species like the greater kudu antelope and plains zebras," explains David Tetzlaff, the zoo's director. "In the past couple years, we added the Crested porcupines, Sulcata tortoises, and African grey parrots. The goal is to help zoo guests better understand how all these different animals are connected."

80. Lion Updates - Recent News And Developments About African Lions
But the excitement over finding him led small European zoos and circuses to It wasBarbaries, captured in Rome's north african colonies, that ate Christians in
Update: July 11, 1999 by Brad Laughlin
We heard there was a meeting in Pretoria for the public sponsored by the South African National Parks Board on 6/22/99 about the plight of the lions. Apparently there has been some public debate in the media about the situation, and the public has demanded "transparency" on the subject. We have yet to hear the outcome of the meeting, but we have our "feelers" out to several friends and other sources to get some feedback about it. So, we don't know if any decision has been reached about what to do for the lions. There hasn't been much in the South African media about the situation for the past several months, and we have not received a response from the Kruger Park veterinarians. So, we wait... And we will keep you posted when we do hear something newsworthy. From the little that we have heard The 'experts' seem to be ignoring the FIV and focusing on the TB epidemic. In response to a question we posted on the africam website called 'ask the experts' (South African park rangers), we were told more or less what we already know that the T.B. showed up 60 years ago through the domestic cattle and then spread to the buffalos and then to the lions. The TB is being monitored, and they will probably just let it run its course. Letting nature run its course has always been the policy of the game parks, as they do not want to interfere with nature's course. If indeed this is the latest news, which we hope it is not, it seems to us to be a real shame, as it is predicted that this would just devastate the lion population, virtually wiping it out in about ten years. Hence our request for a renewal of intensity in our daily lion prayers.

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