All posts tagged zoo

Jason Hribal, historian and author, most recently of “Fear Of The Animal Planet: The Hidden History Of Animal Resistance”

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Jason Hribal, historian and author, most recently of “Fear Of The Animal Planet: The Hidden History Of Animal Resistance,” which examines zoos, circuses and aquariums, and the array of circumstances behind the animal escapes and attacks that occur at those facilities. Read more…

Pat Derby–co-founder of The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

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Pat Derby–co-founder of The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), which operates three animal sanctuaries in Northern California, among them the 2300-acre ARK 2000, where upwards of a dozen elephants live–discusses the needs of and challenges faced by captive elephants; indicates that her view of elephants in zoos isn’t inherently one of opposition but involves a case-by-case examination of that particular zoo, Read more…

Roland Smith–co-author of new children’s book

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Roland Smith–co-author with his wife Marie of the new children’s book, “Zoo Is For Zookeeper: A Zoo Alphabet,” a beautifully-illustrated work that provides two levels of animal info (one for toddlers, the other for much older kids & adults) Read more…

Les Schobert–zoo & captive wildlife consultant

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Les Schobert, a consultant on zoos and captive wildlife with 30+ years of experience–including a 15-year tenure as General Curator of the North Carolina State Zoo & a somewhat more recent stint as Animal Collection Curator at the L.A. Zoo–discusses the key challenges and changes facing zoos now and in the years ahead, outlines the notion of zoo alternatives in the form of more expansive facilities that would foster a far better experience for the human side and animal side (using elephants as a primary example) of the equation, and more. Read more…