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June is National Zoo & Aquarium Month
By Cynthia Kirkeby
May 23, 2012, 09:37 PST



Photo courtesy of George Grall, National Aquarium

June is National Zoo and Aquarium month, and there are some wonderful resources to learn about the mammals, birds, and reptiles that live around our world from the amazing zoos and aquariums that can be found throughout the United States. Check out the links below to learn more about whichever animals you find interesting.

Zoo and Aquarium Learning Links

Zoo and Aquarium Search
Search for a zoo or aquarium in your state with this great search tool from the Associations of Zoos and Aquariums.
Source: Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Zoos: A Historical Perspective
This collection at the Smithsonian includes maps, drawings and photographs of zoos from over 30 states and 40 countries.
Source: The Smithsonian.



National Zoo Species
The National Zoo in Washington DC has over 2000 animals from over 400 species from around the world. Explore all of the different mammals, birds, and reptiles through the materials on the National Zoo's website.
Source: The National Zoo

National Aquarium
Explore all of the creatures who love to live underwater through the National Aquariums in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington DC. There are more than 16,000 animals at the aquarium in Baltimore and an additional 1500 creatures in the National Aquarium in Washington D.C. and you can learn all about them online.
Source:The National Aquarium

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