- Created on Thursday, 13 September 2012 20:45
- Written by IVN
San Diego, California - The San Diego Zoo's ZOONOOZ publication, known for its insightful stories of conservation and its beautiful images of plants and animals, is now available for the iPad. For decades, the members-only publication was mailed to thousands of member households. However, no membership is required for the iPad application, which is available for free during an introductory period.
"San Diego Zoo Global is a conservation organization, and by offering ZOONOOZ in a digital format, we're able to use less resources and reach more people," said Karen Worley, ZOONOOZ Managing Editor, San Diego Zoo Global. "We have conservation programs in more than 35 countries, and this new digital version makes it easy to access the amazing content in ZOONOOZ from practically anywhere in the world."
ZOONOOZ for the iPad contains all the stories from the print version of the magazine and gives users the ability to see additional photos and graphics. Each issue also offers users exclusive ZOONOOZ videos accompanying some of the feature articles.
ZOONOOZ iPad users are able to easily page through stories, tap through photo galleries, and with a simple touch play a video imbedded into the ZOONOOZ application. There are two versions of the ZOONOOZ app to work with all generations of the iPad, with images and videos offered in the highest quality for the iPad3 retina display.
The September issue of ZOONOOZ has a feature about the Rodrigues fruit bats at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and includes exclusive video of the bats on exhibit. The "Through the Lens" section of the magazine highlights San Diego Zoo Global Photographer Ken Bohn's beautiful photos with an extended photo gallery exclusively for ZOONOOZ iPad app users, this month featuring the Zoo's jaguar cubs. The iPad app has video clips of the cats wrestling with each other and playing with their mother imbedded in the article.
An article about San Diego Zoo Global's conservation partner, Elephants Without Borders, features an exclusive photo gallery of images taken in the field, where researchers are working to count not only elephants but other species critical to the ecosystem in the Okavango region of Africa.
The San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy is dedicated to bringing endangered species back from the brink of extinction. The work of the Conservancy includes onsite wildlife conservation efforts (representing both plants and animals) at the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, and international field programs in more than 35 countries. In addition, San Diego Zoo Global manages the Anne and Kenneth Griffin Reptile Conservation Center, the Frozen ZooTM, Native Seed Gene Bank, the Keauhou and Maui Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Centers, the San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike Breeding Facility, the Cocha Cashu Biological Research Station, the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center, and a 800-acre biodiversity reserve adjacent to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The important conservation and science work of these entities is supported in part by The Foundation of the Zoological Society of San Diego.