As zoos have evolved, conservation education and animal husbandry have become vital components of animal care. Continuing education and supplemental training are now a necessity for animal care providers who want to build a career in the zoo world.
The lack of public perception of their true plight is why giraffes are facing what legendary conservationist Sir David Attenborough called in 2016 a “silent extinction.”
Status: This species (Catagonus wagneri) is listed as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) due to overhunting and habitat loss caused by cattle ranching and human development. The wild population is estimated to be roughly 3,000… read more →