Protecting Pangolins

Five years ago, there weren't any pangolins in U.S. zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). These "scaly anteaters" were being poached at an alarming rate - an estimated 10,000 per year - but despite their status as the world's most illegally trafficked animal, little was known among animal care specialists about how to care for these creatures, and no official large-scale program within the accredited zoo community was in place to help save these animals.

posted 12/5/2018 11:58:41 AM

CZS & Brookfield Zoo

Since the opening of Brookfield Zoo in 1934, the Chicago Zoological Society has had an international reputation for taking a cutting-edge role in animal care and conservation of the natural world. Learn more about the animals, people, and research that make up CZS here at our blog.

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