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


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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