ZooLex Gallery Additions: SEA LION SOUND

ZooLex Gallery Additions: SEA LION SOUND

February’s addition is near and dear to my heart as it’s the PGAV-designed Sea Lion Sound at Saint Louis Zoo. This exhibit won a Significant Achievement Award from the AZA, and features both an underwater viewing tunnel and an immersive theater.  Check it out–here!

ZooLex Gallery Additions: SIAMANG EXHIBIT

ZooLex Gallery Additions: SIAMANG EXHIBIT

April’s addition outlines a 2014 renovation and expansion of an existing siamang exhibit at Herberstein Zoo in Austria. The addition provided more indoor space for the animals in winter, when they cannot use their outdoor space.  Check it out–here!

ZooLex Gallery Additions: SOUTH AMERICA VIVA

ZooLex Gallery Additions: SOUTH AMERICA VIVA

I’m a little behind on this addition to our partner site, ZooLex.  Apologies.  However, go ahead and check out the newest addition, South America Viva at Yorkshire Wildlife Park in England.  This is a naturalistic, walk-through exhibit featuring our favorite rodent, the capybara.  Other species include agouti, rhea, squirrel monkey and mara. As always, feel … Continue reading

AZA 2014–First Thoughts on the First Day!

AZA 2014–First Thoughts on the First Day!

First day of AZA 2014 is complete! It was, as usual, a whirlwind! But I thought I’d share some quick key thoughts that have stuck with me as the day comes to a close: 1. The link between conservation programming and communication to guests needs to be closed. Zoos and aquariums seem to still be … Continue reading