marine mammals in captivity


Yupi the polar bear dead at Morelia Zoo

November 12, 2018 For Immediate Release Yupi the Mexican polar bear dead at Morelia Zoo just one day before US can move forward According to the Benito Juarez Zoo in Morelia, Mexico, Yupi the polar bear died this morning due to “complications in her health.” It is not yet known […]


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Vancouver Talk by Rob Laidlaw on March 27th

Nature in a Box, The paradoxical and dangerous world of zoos and aquariums with Zoocheck founder and author Rob Laidlaw A thought provoking illustrated journey into the world of wild animal captivity March 27, 2018, 7.30 pm (doors open 7 pm) Library Square Conference Center Alma Vandusen & Peter Kaye […]


Declaración acerca de Yupik la Osa Polar Mexicana – El Zoológico de Morelia Zoo y el Gobernador Sabotean el Futuro de Yupik

Medical examination reports and letters (Spanish) Con gran pesar compartimos la triste noticia que la noche del 23 de Febrero, a días de finalizar un esfuerzo masivo de varios años, el Parque Zoológico Benito Juárez (Zoológico de Morelia) y el gobernador de Michoacán, Silvano Aureola, incumplieron abruptamente el acuerdo legal […]


Morelia Zoo and Governor Sabotaging Yupik’s Future

It is with heavy hearts that we share the sad news that last night Friday 23nd of February, just days before a massive multi-year effort was about to be finalized, the Parque Zoologico Benito Juarez (Morelia Zoo) and the Governor of Michoacán, Silvano Aureoles, abruptly breached the legal agreement with […]


Journey to Churchill exhibit disappointing

Commentary by Rob Laidlaw Originally posted October 20, 2014 During a recent visit to Winnipeg, Manitoba, I stopped in at the Assiniboine Park Zoo to have a look at their new Journey to Churchill exhibit. Reportedly constructed at a cost of $80 million, the exhibit complex is the first phase […]


Report challenges value of cetacean captivity

Media Release December 14, 2016 REPORT CHALLENGES CLAIMS THAT KEEPING WHALES AND DOLPHINS CAPTIVE IS JUSTIFIABLE The recent deaths of beluga whales Qila and Aurora have thrust the issue of captive display of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) in Vancouver back into the spotlight. The Vancouver Humane Society and Zoocheck […]


An Alternative Future for Looking at Non-wild Wildlife

By Kathryn Sussman  (June 12, 2016)   Will alternative displays and virtual zoos begin to replace traditional zoos in the not too distant future? Rather than looking at caged animals in unnatural and, more often than not, inadequate conditions, there are now exciting and diverse alternatives to the traditional zoo […]


Ontario’s wishy-washy captive marine mammal regulations not worth the wait

The Ontario government received thousands of letters, including testimony from many world renowned experts, and a 115,000 person petition calling for substantive action to protect marine mammals in captivity in Ontario. The Government knew about the large, high profile, protests taking place outside of Marineland in Niagara Falls and the […]