Tagged Conservation

Oh Wonderful Fall!


“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.” -Stanley Horowitz Somewhere I read that North America’s deciduous forests offer the planet’s most spectacular show of seasonal color. Indeed I’ve traveled around the world, lived in different countries, and I’ve never seen something as magnificent as…

The Changing role of zoos – Part 2


From all the definitions of habitat I’ve heard or read about, the one that I agree the most is provided by Janine Benyus in the wonderful book, The Secret Language and Remarkable Behavior of Animals, according to her “A habitat is a place where an animal finds what it needs to survive.More than a geographical…

The changing role of Zoos – Part 1


For thousands of years…yes thousands…zoos that probably were not called like that, were mere collections of exotic animals; for the Egyptians and other empires it was a way of showing power and wealth. Later during the 19th and 20th centuries it became a source of pride for cities around the world, but still, animals were…