Articles tagged “zoos”

U.S. Attractions Fail to Satisfy Minority Visitors

U.S. Attractions Fail to Satisfy Minority Visitors

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

U.S. attractions could do a much better job of serving travelers of color. It's not just a matter of marketing and content curation but hiring practices as well.

1 week ago

April the Giraffe Becomes Cash Cow for Tiny Zoo and Local Tourism

April the Giraffe Becomes Cash Cow for Tiny Zoo and Local Tourism

Mary Esch, Associated Press

Does your destination have trouble attracting visitors? There's an easy solution: Have a pregnant giraffe at the ready and livestream the birth. Oh well.

2 years ago

Thailand’s Top Tiger Temple for Tourists Is Losing Its Tigers

Thailand’s Top Tiger Temple for Tourists Is Losing Its Tigers

Associated Press

We are going to go out on a limb and say tourism, religion, and wildlife never mix well with authentic tourism, religion, or wildlife.

3 years ago

Edinburgh Zoo’s Hard Panda Push May Not Drive Visits it Wants

The Guardian

The death of Central Park Zoo's polar bear this week speaks to the pull an animal can have on guests. But Edinburgh zoo officials should ease up of bit and let visitors fall in love with the pandas with a little less profiteering.

6 years ago

Live tweeting honey badger scratches up global buzz for Johannesburg Zoo

Live tweeting honey badger scratches up global buzz for Johannesburg Zoo

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Johannesburg will eventually need to give its badger a human assistant to reply to visitors’ questions for the account to remain relevant and effective in the long term.

6 years ago

The brand called Jack Hanna and his value for zoos

The brand called Jack Hanna and his value for zoos

Kathy Lynn Gray, Columbus Dispatch

Jack Hanna's allure to zoos worldwide as an evangelist, in midst of other more tech-friendly entertainment options for kids these days, is invaluable, and his hometown is worried about the effect if he ever retires.

6 years ago