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Nurturing altruism, one animal at a time | Jayanthi Kallam | TEDxREVAUniversity
| Contributor(s):: Jayanthi Kallam
Altruism is the principle and moral practice of concern for happiness of other human beings and/or animals, resulting in a quality of life both material and spiritual. In the common world we can witness empathy for own kind, but we need to be aware that there are beings who live among us in our...
A tryst with reptiles | Yamini Bhaskar | TEDxNTU
| Contributor(s):: Yamini Bhaskar
Reptiles have always been a misunderstood group of animals, often “vilified” for being different. It takes some education and understanding to see why they do the things they do and in some ways Yamini draw parallels with them, being a woman doing some pretty unconventional things....
Why we should not keep dolphins in aquariums | Taison Chang | TEDxXiguan
| Contributor(s):: Taison Chang
Most people see the first dolphin in their lives at aquariums. Taison did too, and the love he felt towards this particular animal drove him into a position at Hong Kong Ocean Park many years later. Instead of feeling happy to be able to see and work with his favourite animals every day, he...
A World Without Elephants | Brad Spanbauer | TEDxOshkosh
| Contributor(s):: Brad Spanbauer
In the year 2026, countries across Africa are reporting ecosystem collapse, record temperatures, reduced rainfall, and dwindling animal populations. At the center of this chaos is a void that was once filled by the African elephant. Spanbauer highlights the potential far-reaching impacts of a...
Zoos of the Future | Keith Lovett | TEDxNewBedford
| Contributor(s):: Keith Lovett
Zoos historically have been beloved attractions where communities came to admire animals. Over the last decade more and more people have begun questioning the ethics of zoos. The zoos of the future have an important role in protecting wildlife, but they must evolve into centers for environmental...
Saving Animals, Saving the Future: John Linehan at TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet
| Contributor(s):: John Linehan
The planet is losing species at alarming rates, and we must act now if we want to save those that teeter on the brink of extinction. From honeybees to rhinos, John Linehan, President and CEO of Zoo New England, has dedicated more than 30 years to protecting wildlife and educating people of all...
Why We Need Zoos: Gabriela Mastromonaco at TEDxToronto
| Contributor(s):: Gabriela Mastromonaco
There are various schools of thought surrounding zoos and their purpose. Skeptics argue that it’s unethical to remove wild animals from their natural habitat to be put on display, but proponents of zoos stress that they serve a critical scientific purpose. In this TEDxTalk, Dr. Gabriella...
Dyan deNapoli: The great penguin rescue
| Contributor(s):: Dyan deNapoli
A personal story, a collective triumph: Dyan deNapoli tells the story of the world's largest volunteer animal rescue, which saved more than 40,000 penguins after an oil spill off the coast of South Africa. How does a job this big get done? Penguin by penguin by penguin ...