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Genoa Aquarium: 10 Reasons to Visit

The Genoa Aquarium is located in Genoa’s old harbour and within the Pelagos Sanctuary which is a 90,000 square kilometre marine protected area. The Aquarium is Italy’s largest and one of Europe’s biggest too. With 70 tanks housing some 15,000 animals representing over 400 species, there are many reasons to visit. The following are my…

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Lady of the Zoos Turns 3

From what began as a road trip through 4 states, exploring 4 big cities and visiting 4 new zoos and describing those zoos, their history and their amazing animals through a small, unknown blog Lady of the Zoos, I began to help me compile my work on a book I hoped to writer about Zoos Around the…

The Captive Issue: Perhaps We’re Both Right

I’ve been itching to write this piece for a long while but felt too strongly about it and needed to think it though.  There have always been the people who love zoos and aquariums and feel they are necessary and that they provide some good.  Then there is the other side, the advocates for keeping animals…

The Evolution of Zoos

In the Beginning Zoo:  an institution in which living animals are exhibited in captivity. How did we get to today’s modern zoo?  It all began thousands of years ago.  Ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt and China all obtained collections of wild animals.  Egypt’s first zoo was established in Thebes around 1490BC by Queen Hatshepsut.  Medieval Europe…