Meet Zovargo's Animal Ambassadors

Meet Zovargo's Animal Ambassadors in our After School, Birthday Party or zoo event. POur animal educational program is fun, learning and hands on.

Meet Zovargo's Animal Amassadors - YouTube

Here's a look at some of our Zovargo Animal Ambassadors that are a super important part of our education programs! Schools, Scout Meetings, Classroom Program...

Meet the Animals | Smithsonian's National Zoo

From reptiles and amphibians to fish, birds and mammals, meet the animals at the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute.

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Kids And Grownups Alike Wowed By Rocket Projected On The Washington Monument

In Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian is treating visitors to exhibits celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. After dark an image of the rocket is projected on the Washington Monument.

Ohio lost a third of its butterflies in 21 years — and it probably isn't alone

The decline of Ohio's butterflies likely reflects a broader crisis for a wide range of insects, researchers say.

7 Essential Tips for Driving in the Rain

Use these guidelines to help you drive more safely on rainy days.

Why mountain goats are flying to the Cascades

Mountain goats in Olympic National Park are being relocated by helicopter to the Cascade Mountains.

10 things you should know about Ebola

A primer on the deadly virus that's taking root in Congo and scaring people around the globe.

Bees back on track after vandals hit hives

Donations poured in to help save Wild Hill Honey in Iowa, which lost 50 beehives when teen vandals toppled them

One of New Zealand's rarest parakeets is having a banner breeding season

Thanks to an abundance of beech seeds, so far this year 150 orange-fronted parakeet chicks have been born in the wild in New Zealand.

Meet John Houbolt: He Figured Out How To Go To The Moon, But Few Were Listening

In the early 1960s, NASA was considering three different ideas for landing a man on the lunar surface. Houbolt's plan ultimately won out despite concerns within NASA that it was too risky.

10 Ways The World Could End Today

The Earth has been around for around 4.5 billion years,[1] and it is tempting to hope that it (and us, for that matter) will still be here in few a billion more. Of course, our world faces a number o

10 Unusual Urine Uses And Studies

Most of us just want to pee and flee the bathroom. Urine does have its fans, though. Scientists are coddling the warm liquid to grow vegetables on Mars and generate electricity from pee-powered batte

10 People Who Asked To Go To Prison

Prisons are somewhere few want to be, so it’s surprising to learn that people have actually asked judges, police officers, and probation officers to send them to prison. In some cases, these people

If We All Ate Enough Fruits And Vegetables, There'd Be Big Shortages

There's already not enough produce for everyone in the world to get the daily recommended amount. Two new studies urge revamping the food system to feed the growing population and protect the planet.

Celebrity pets: Furry friends of the rich and famous

Even celebrities need a non-human best friend. Here are a few glimpses of pets with their famous humans.

Telescope In Chile's Mountains Looks For Signals To Explain How The Universe Began

There's a telescope high up in the mountains of Chile that's looking for signals from the earliest moments of the universe. Finding these signals would be key to explaining how the universe began.

Top EPA Scientific Integrity Official Not Allowed To Testify At House Hearing

The top scientific integrity official from the Environmental Protection Agency was barred from attending a Congressional hearing on scientific integrity on Wednesday.

Floating dairy farm debuts in the Netherlands

The Port of Rotterdam is home to the first urban agriculture operation that yields fresh milk, yogurt and cheese.

These Australian ants are bucking the 'insect apocalypse' trend

Australia's desert ants are thriving in the face of climate change.

WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak In Congo An International Health Emergency

The current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 1,650 people, according to the World Health Organization. About 12 new cases are reported daily.

Legionnaires' disease: What you need to know

Legionnaires' disease is a sometimes-deadly pneumonia found in building water systems.

Seeing Apollo Through The Eyes Of Astronauts

Five former NASA astronauts who flew on space missions reflect on some of the awe-inspiring photos from Apollo 11, the first lunar landing flight.

Scientists Desert USDA As Agency Relocates To Kansas City Area

The mandatory move imposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on most of the workers at two vital research agencies has been criticized as a "blatant attack on science."

Huntsville Launches 5,000 Rockets To Commemorate Apollo 11 Anniversary

The U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch by inviting everyone to launch their own rocket. They're trying to beat the world record.

10 Food Fights To Join On Your World Travels

“Food fight!” is a call which has echoed through many school playgrounds and dining halls throughout history. However, this seemingly childish waste of food is not restricted to juveniles. In man

Top 10 Strange Or Controversial Auctions

The right item at auction can bring instant wealth. Where there is a chance to make quick money, things often turn controversial, strange, or utterly dark. Renowned auctioneers are accused of peddlin

Rhinoceros (Animals)

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Florida's Corals Are Dying Off, But It's Not All Due To Climate Change, Study Says

A new study from the Florida Keys shows that a lot of the stress on corals comes from local sources, providing hope that community action can help save them.

Vultures make the world a better, cleaner place

Vultures play a critical role in the environment and are beneficial to all animals, including humans. They consume carrion (or dead animals), which rids the environment of potentially deadly carcasses

10 Car Myths Everyone Believes

The invention of the automobile was a pivotal moment for humanity. Not only did we have a new way to scale large distances comfortably, but it eventually gave rise to more complex vehicles like truck

10 Innocuous Things Created By Eccentric Mad Men

Everything you come in contact with has its own story. Familiarity has drained some items of any interest. However, when looking at even the most mundane things, there is almost always something surr

10 Unusual Festivals Around The World

We all love a good festival. Community gatherings to celebrate everything from the coming of spring to a good harvest or religious milestones have occurred around the world since man first learned ho

10 Of The Most Bizarre Modern Internet Trends

As anyone who has explored the depths of the Internet would tell you, it’s a pretty weird world out there. From fetishes you didn’t even know existed to websites maintained entirely by bots, ther

Turkey (bird) Meleagris

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Dollar Day survival guide

Dollar Day is July 18! This is one of the most exciting days at the Zoo, but also one of the busiest. Here's how you can make the most of it.

Insect (Animal) Insecta

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Moon lizard (Hemidactylus frenatus)

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Meet Angelica, Senior Zovargo Educator!

Angelica is a Senior Educator at Zovargo. Watch and discover what her passions are and how she grew into her important role at Zovargo!

Moth (Insect) Lepidoptera

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Common house gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus)

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An update on Witten’s passing

Thank you for your outpouring of love and support over the loss of our beloved giraffe Witten. Monday was a tragic whirlwind. We know you have a lot of questions, and we’ve tried to answer them belo

Dallas Zoo welcomes endangered African painted dogs back to Dallas

We are bringing back a very special species for the first time in 57 years – three endangered African painted dogs! African painted dogs are one of the most social mammals on earth, with the most st

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Baby hippo will make its public debut this Saturday

Mom Boipelo and her calf explored the Simmons Hippo Outpost on Friday morning for the first time since the baby’s birth and quickly made themselves at home.

Dallas Zoo’s baby hippo to make its public debut Saturday June 1

DALLAS (May 31, 2019) – Mom Boipelo and her calf explored the Simmons Hippo Outpost on Friday morning for the first time since the baby’s birth and quickly made themselves at home. Boipelo led the

Saving our state reptile, part II.

Springtime is never boring on the rolling plains of Texas. Our latest expedition to the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch in search of Texas horned lizards (aka “horny toads”) started a little r

Dallas Zoo welcomes a healthy baby hippo

Calf born to mom Boipelo Tuesday evening DALLAS (May 16, 2019) – The Dallas Zoo is proudly welcoming a Nile hippopotamus calf born Tuesday, May 14, around 6:30 p.m. to 12-year-old mom Boipelo after

Dallas Zoo welcomes a healthy baby hippo

The Dallas Zoo is proudly welcoming a Nile hippopotamus calf born Tuesday, May 14, around 6:30 p.m. to 12-year-old mom Boipelo after an eight-month-long gestation. Both mom and calf are doing well

Giant house spider - animal

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Zovargo earns GS Friendship Award

At the 2018 Girl Scouts San Diego Conference, Zovargo was awarded the Friendship Award. Through several letters and nominations, we proudly earned this award. We are honored to have earned this speci

Say NO to Palm Oil

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 2856 in San Diego, Ca - with help from GSSD community partner, Zovargo - took on the problem with palm on as their Take Action Project. Watch this video to see what they disc

WILD LIFE: A Moonlight Masquerade KNSD TV 10 9 18 web content

Zovargo is the special guest for the San Diego Museum of Man's event WILD LIFE! Bringing along lots of crawling insects and arachnids for educational encounters, Zovargo is proud to partner with this

Zovargo on Fox 5 San Diego!

Zovargo provided an interactive Reptile Show for the Shoppes at Carlsbad in September 2018. To help promote our special Creature Encounter, we visited Fox 5 to spread the word and preview some of our

Meet Zovargo Educator, Vanessa!

Meet Zovargo Educator, Vanessa! Learn about her background and what her experience has been like as a Zovargo Educator. Everyone on our team has a different story and different experiences - enjoy! S

What is Conservation?

Conservation means many different things to everyone. Hear from our Zovargo partners and friends what conservation means to them and how we can all make a difference to help our world. Schools, Scout

Thank You Doyle Elementary HD

This year was our third time coming out to Doyle Elementary! We had a great time with the whole school and really appreciate these letters! Schools, Scout Meetings, Classroom Programs, and Birthday P

Zovargo on San Diego Fox 5 News!

In support of the 10th annual STEM Expo in San Diego, Zovargo provided a preview on live morning TV of all the neat "teacher creatures" that they will have during the Expo Day at Petco Park

Zovargo on San Diego's KUSI Morning Show

In support of the 10th annual STEM Expo in San Diego, Zovargo provided a preview on live morning TV of all the neat "teacher creatures" that they will have during the Expo Day at Petco Park

The Self-Awareness Capability in Giant Manta Rays

Contributed by Marielle Grenade-Willis The capacity for self-awareness in marine species is not a newly discovered phenomenon. As Lori Marino […]

Cold Fish or Party Animal: Distinct Personality in Nonhuman Animals

Contributed by Marielle Grenade-Willis Personality type has long been a subject of human fascination such as the Myers-Brigg Personality Indicator or […]

Counting Capabilities in Nonhuman Animals

Contributed by Marielle Grenade-Willis Everyone remembers singing “The ants go marching one by one/Hurrah, hurrah…” on bus rides home after […]

Capabilities that Only Predators Have for Managing Ecosystems

Contributed by Marielle Grenade-Willis Sharks, and predators in general, have been getting a bad rap these days. Between the latest […]

Marmots: Not The Social Butterflies That Prairie Dogs Are

Contributed by Marielle Grenade-Willis Many animals, including us, are known to fare better when we have regular social interactions. However […]

Mayhem for Marsupials: How Kangaroo Capabilities Are Being Impacted Down Under

Contributed by Marielle Grenade-Willis A new documentary, Kangaroo, is illuminating a dark side to Australia’s relationship with one of its […]

Dolphins Can Recognize Themselves

Contributed by Marielle Grenade-Willis Cetaceans have been known to showcase an array of intricate social, emotional, and physical capabilities. Most […]

“Can You Hear Me Now?” – Impacts of Anthropogenic Noise on Animal Capabilities

Contributed by Marielle Grenade-Willis If you live in a densely populated city, you know there is hardly a moment that […]

Bonobos May Seek Powerful Allies Over Congenial Cooperation

Contributed by Marielle Grenade-Willis According to developmental psychologist Michael Tomasello, cooperation, in terms of our ability to work towards a […]

Jealousy in Titi Monkeys

Contributed by Marielle Grenade-Willis Psychologists define jealousy as an integrated and powerful emotion that occurs when a third party intercedes […]


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