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ZOOS

Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Aug 17, 2015
Perceived dangers posed by selfie sticks prompt bans at some tourist venues
As selfie sticks become popular among young people and foreign visitors, more tourist facilities in the Chubu region are banning them over the apparent dangers they can pose.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 4, 2015
Japan aquarium group to expel violators of drive-hunt dolphin ban
The Japanese aquarium association has announced that members can be expelled for acquiring dolphins caught in drive hunts.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 16, 2015
Tragedy should prompt a zoo rethink
The Tbilisi zoo tragedy should make governments reconsider the rules for keeping wild animals in captivity.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 28, 2015
Some aquariums complain about JAZA's ban on Taiji dolphins
Several aquariums have expressed dissatisfaction with the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums' decision to ban them from acquiring dolphins caught in drive hunts off Taiji, the group's chairman says.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 28, 2015
JAZA holds annual meeting, with dolphin hunt on the agenda
The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums started its two-day annual general meeting on Thursday, where its member bodies were expected to hear more about the association's recent decision to ban the acquisition of dolphins from a controversial drive hunt.
JAPAN
May 25, 2015
Five aquariums may quit association over Taiji dolphin ban
Five of 34 aquariums that rear dolphins say they may leave the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums in light of its decision last week to prohibit them from acquiring animals caught during annual slaughters at Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
May 21, 2015
Japan aquariums divided on move to ban Taiji dolphins
Some members of the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums have applauded the decision. Others suggested they're considering whether to leave the group in order to procure wild dolphin.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 20, 2015
Japan aquariums vote to stop using dolphins from Taiji
The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums announced Wednesday that it will ban its members from buying dolphins caught off the town of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, amid protests from activists and pressure from a global industry body to stop the practice.
JAPAN
May 13, 2015
Wakayama governor says Japan's suspension from global zoo association is 'bullying'
The governor of Wakayama Prefecture on Wednesday slammed the country's suspension from a global association of zoos as unwarranted foreign coercion.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 7, 2015
Zoo backpedals from naming baby monkey after U.K. princess
A zoo in Oita was forced to backpedal on its announcement that it will name a baby Japanese monkey Charlotte in honor of the newborn British princess, following complaints the move is disrespectful to that nation's royal family.
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JAPAN
Apr 25, 2015
Taiji dolphin culls dealt setback
The world's leading zoo organization announces it has lost patience with Japan's continued use of dolphins from the fisheries drives at Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, and suspends its Japanese member from its roster.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 29, 2015
San Francisco Zoo lets spurned lovers name roaches, scorpions after their ex
The San Francisco Zoo is giving the spurned lovers a chance to adopt a giant scorpion or hissing cockroach and name it after their heart-trampling ex.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 8, 2015
Supersize squid a hit at Sapporo zoo
A dead giant squid is on display at a zoo in Hokkaido, where visitors are invited both to ogle the ugly mass and to touch it.

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