Zoo Links & Resources

Listed below you'll find some of my favorite zoo and animal related resources as well as the tools that help me create and manage my Zoo Tails blog posts. I recommend checking out each and every one of these resources as I have personally seen or used them all myself. Also, you can check out our Zoo maps page for links to all of my posts containing pictures of zoo maps and layouts.

Forums - Where to Get Your Zoo Questions Answered

    • Zoo Chat - A discussion forum where you can chat about every zoo on the planet!

    Zoo and Animal Books

    Other Zoo Links

    • Zoo Chronicles - Information about zoo history and education.
    • Zoos Worldwide - An extensive list of zoos, aquariums, animal sanctuaries and wildlife parks worldwide.
    • How to Draw Zoo Animals - A step by step guide to easily teach you how to draw over 200 different animals.
    • Drawing Animals in Pencil - This huge 400+ page ebook will teach you how to draw over 900 different animals. The lessons are easy to follow and will have you drawing better before you know it.
    • The Shape of Enrichment - A website dedicated to improving enrichment for captive animals around the world. 

      Zoo Careers Information


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      Zoo Design Websites

      So you want to design zoo exhibits? Learn more by visiting these sites.
      • Designing Zoos - Stacey Tarpley's site about zoo design. Check out our excellent interview with Stacey.
      • Zoo Lex - Zoo professionals present online animal exhibits. Compares standardized descriptions of animal exhibits 
      • PGAV - a full service architecture, design and planning firm that has designed some of the worlds best zoo exhibits.
      • Portico Group - Offers conceptual planning, cost projections, project design, and construction and fabrication support services. 

      Website Tools

      • Namecheap -Very affordable site to quickly and easily register your perfect domain name. I registered scripting4v5.com here.
      • HostGator - Website host with easy to use, 1-click automatic WordPress installation, and excellent customer service. Highly recommended for your first site. Use coupon “EXCEL_HELP” for 25% off!
      • Aweber - The internet’s most powerful email opt-in service and email marketing/broadcasting tool. This is what I use to build my Excel tips email newsletters.

      Miscellaneous

      • JustCloud - Backup and protect your computer files online in the cloud and access them from anywhere at anytime.
      • Give Yourself a Raise: My FREE ebook on how to make a supplemental income in your spare time.
      • Top Tips for a Well Trained Dog: When animals like dogs are younger, they are known for disobedience, destruction, and mischievous behavior. If you want to learn a few tip about training a dog, read on.
      Some of these premium services do come with a price (just being honest here), but seriously I wouldn't risk mentioning them here if I didn't know they work great and will save a lot of people time and money. (Please let me know if any links are broken). If you have any of your own recommended zoo links I would love to hear about them!
      Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links (at no extra cost to you). These are all things that I have experience with that I am recommending because they are helpful and are companies that I trust, not because of the commissions that I may earn from you using these products. Please do not spend money unless you feel it’s for something you really need and will help you reach your goals.
      Thank you so much for your support!
      -Nick