December 13, 2017


With a wingspan of 2.5 to 3 meters, the California Condor is the largest flying bird to soar the skies of North America. These iconic birds weigh between 7 to 11 kgs (16-25 pounds) and can live up to 60 years. The distinctive bald pink head and neck make them easi...

December 7, 2017

Picture by Eric Gevaert / Shutterstock


The golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) is a primate species living exclusively in the Atlantic coast of south-eastern Brazil....

November 20, 2017

Taking medication is not pleasant for anyone, and when it comes to administering that medication to animals, it’s not so fun either. Fortunately, zoo staff is always trying to find new solutions. Whether it's hiding medication in pieces of food or training for certain...

The Forest Reindeer: Extinction, Recovery, Decline

The Forest reindeer, Rangifer tarandus fennicus, is a subspecies of reindeer. Once common in Finland, it was hunted to extinction in the end of the 19th or early 20th century. Conservation efforts, focussed on the few i...

April 1, 2017

The classic ‘food-puzzle’ has long been a zoo-keeper favourite, but what if our super-smart cousins could join us in the digital age?

Animal well-being is the top priority for today’s zoos and conservation organisations. For endangered species such as the orangutan, su...

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