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The San Diego Zoo Global Academy welcomes the Monterey Bay Aquarium!
The Monterey Bay Aquarium has joined the Academy's collaborative learning environment! They will have two privately branded customized sites, one for their employees and one for their volunteers. Welcome!
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Seeing Stripes: New Tiger Module Added to Animal Species Series
Get the inside scoop on these iconic cats!
What attracts us to tigers? Those hypnotic eyes? The grace and dignity of the walk? The power and cunning of the hunt? Choose any of a tiger’s charms and you’re hooked.
The newest addition to the Animal Species Series, Tigers, explores the physical characteristics, reproduction, distribution, and current conservation efforts to save Panthera tigris. The module includes stunning tiger photos along with interactive learning exercises, videos of tiger behaviors, and a full-audio narration. Quick quiz questions at the conclusion of the module let you assess your knowledge; you’ll be surprised how much you’ll learn.
Watch a preview of the Tigers Species course
The Tiger module released this month complements the San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s newest experience, the Tull Family Tiger Trail, opening on May 24, 2014. Tiger Trail immerses Park guests in the culture of Sumatra, the home of the critically endangered Sumatran tiger. Tiger Trail includes three separate yards with rocks for climbing, ponds for swimming, deadwood trees to use as scratching posts, and long grasses for catnaps for six tigers.