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Mixed-species exhibits with herpestids and Madagascar carnivores

Mixed-species exhibits with herpestids and Madagascar carnivores


Currently, there are 34 species of mongooses described in the family Herpestidae, although further taxonomic research may lead to this number changing in the future. Twenty-five members of the taxon l…

Keep Flower Beetles in Zoos!

Keep Flower Beetles in Zoos!


The most popular and most known species in zoos are elephants, monkeys, big cats, penguins, crocodiles and similar larger animals, although there are approximately 5.500 mammal, 10.000 bird and 8.000 …

Penguin Walk

Penguin Walk


There is a certain animal show in many zoos which is very popular among visitors: walking penguins on the road. Its popularity is not surprising, animals outside their enclosures are always interestin…

The World's Oldest Zoos

The World's Oldest Zoos


It is impossible to say how many zoos are in the world. The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) has about 300 members, but the real number of the world’s zoos is minimum 15-20 times more. I…

The Power of Nudity for Saving Tigers

The Power of Nudity for Saving Tigers


Sometimes we, the authors of ZOOmoments, discuss what topics would be the most attractive for readers. Yes, we know we write about many things that are interesting in zoo life, but we always need more…

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