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Apr 13, 2012

Survey shows zoos and aquariums can combat climate change


A survey submitted and analyzed by the Climate Literacy Zoo Education Network (CLiZEN)–a consortium of AZA zoos and aquariums led by the Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo–indicates that zoo-goers are ripe for learning about climate change and contributing to climate change mitigation.



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Keepers at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park have recently welcomed a rare Bukhara deer calf to its herd in the Cairngorms. The male calf was born at the beginning of June to mother Mariam and has yet to be named. 

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