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23-year-old Alaska otter dies at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium

...otter found abandoned in Alaska at less than 6 weeks old in 1990 was considered the oldest sea otter living in any North American zoo or aquarium when she was euthanized over the weekend, Shedd Aquarium officials said Monday.Kachemak was 23 years...
Critics: Sitka bear zoo facing numerous hurdles

...bears to the grounds, Bosman said. Diana Weinhardt, curator of large mammals at the Houston Zoo and a member of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association's Bear Taxon Advisory Group, visited the site at the request of the state. Weinhardt told...
Anchorage zoo installs treadmill for its elephant

...question of her welfare was raised when the zoo's only other elephant died of a chronic foot infection in 1997. The American Zoo and Aquarium Association in Washington, D.C., an accrediting organization, recommends that female elephants be...
Alaska Digest

...and national activists have lobbied hard to relocate her to a warmer place where she can be with other elephants. The American Zoo and Aquarium Association, which accredits zoos, recommends elephants be housed with other elephants because they are...
Zoo group: Alaska's elephant should be moved

...In our view, the elephant could thrive better elsewhere," said Sydney J. Butler, executive director of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association in Washington, D.C. The AZA represents 214 accredited zoos and aquariums in the United...
Send Maggie to a sanctuary

Although I applaud the American Zoo and Aquarium Association's efforts for stepping in to encourage the Anchorage Zoo to release Maggie the elephant to a place with...
Zoo ponders future of Maggie the elephant

...either import more elephants or find a good home for Maggie Outside. Existing zoo accreditation standards set by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association specify that a female elephant needs other female elephants for company. AZA's 2004 guide...
Orphaned bear cub bound for Kansas

...Alaska Zoo in Anchorage to wait as paperwork was completed. The bear was placed at the Kansas zoo with the help of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, Edwards said. "This is a very attractive bear. Probably because he's a cinnamon phase...


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