Tanzania Research Trip

Guest Writer:  Allison is a zoo blogger for Zoo Critic. I’ve always dreamed of going on safari, so when the opportunity arose to go to Tanzania for my university research trip abroad I took it. My project was focused on the aggressive interactions between hippopotamus and crocodiles. I was excited, my family was apprehensive as I…

Namibia

Volunteer With EHRA: Elephant – Human Relations Aid

EHRA:  Elephant – Human Relations Aid is an organization that runs elephant conservation and volunteer projects in Namibia, Africa.  “EHRA aims to find long-term sustainable solutions to the ever-growing problem of facilitating the peaceful co-habitation between the subsistence farmers, community members and the desert adapted elephants.” ~ excerpt from site Guest Writer:  Janet Gilmour is…

To the Heart of Africa

I’ve always dreamed of visiting Africa and one main reason is its diverse habitats that are home to some of the most amazing animals.  The closest I’ve come to Africa thus far is wandering the paths of Toronto Zoo’s Africa exhibits, from the depths of the African Rainforest Pavilion to the wide expanse of Kesho…

…More from Asia Quest

The exhibit Asia Quest at the Columbus Zoo houses even more animals than we’ve already touched on.  In what looks like a large Japanese-style room you find large bats, giant fruit bats and golden mantled bats.  Of those who have a fear of bats these particular bats are some of the most charming looking, with…