Gorilla Greats, Part 1: Queen Colo

Last month the Columbus Zoo announced the birth of a female gorilla, Jamani, to mother Cassie and father Ktembe (son of Mandara at the Smithsonian’s

ZOOS AND COVID-19

During the current pandemic, zoos around the globe have shuttered their gates, many left uncertain about when they can reopen to the public.

Zoo Was First—New York or Philly?

A debate about which zoo deserves the title of “America’s First Zoo”.

Presentation at the National Press Club

Happy New Year! While I’ve taken a bit of a break from writing, I do have some stories that I’m currently working on. I will

Thank You, Bei Bei (谢谢贝贝)

On Sunday, November 17, I said goodbye to a giant panda who has been a major part of my life for the past four years.

Chuckles the River Dolphin: Pittsburgh Treasure, Defier of Odds

During my interview with Corbin Maxey, he asked me what surprises have popped up in my zoo history research. My answer was not included in

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