Monthly Archives: November 2011

Meet the Keeper: Emily Maple, Keeper III for Reptiles at the Palm Beach Zoo

Describe your job: I supervise the reptile department, and specialize in captive management and training of crocodilians. How long have you been in the position? I have been working here since 2007. What in your background helped you get the … Continue reading

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Animal Care Takes Front Seat

A recent birth at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Bronx Zoo in New York highlights the high standards of animal husbandry practices at Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)-accredited zoos and aquariums. An okapi was born after a year of … Continue reading

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Research Supported by Columbus Zoo Reveals Growth of Illegal Ivory Sales in China

New research funded by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and the conservation charities Elephant Family and Aspinall Foundation, reveals significant growth in the sale of illegal ivory in China.  Researchers investigated two prominent ivory markets in China – Guangzhou and … Continue reading

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Meet the Membership Director: Lori Pace at the Nashville Zoo

Describe your job: As the Membership Director I oversee the acquisition and renewal of the Zoo’s 30,000+ member households. How long have you been in the position? I have worked for the Zoo for 17 1/2 years, starting just three years … Continue reading

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A Seahorse Symposium

Every year, over 20 million seahorses are taken from their habitats to be used for medicinal and commercial use, causing concern that wild populations of seahorses are dwindling.  As an update to the post on seahorses we ran back in … Continue reading

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A Different Perspective: Tree Top Trails at the Philadelphia Zoo

  A red-capped mangebey exploring Philadelphia Zoo’s Tree Top Trails. Copyright Philadelphia Zoo. It’s been a while since I’ve highlighted an exhibit on Explore, but the Philadelphia’s Zoo’s new Treetop Trail caught my imagination.   The Treetop Trail is a system … Continue reading

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Detroit Zoo Gives Blanding’s Turtle A Head Start

Growing up in Michigan sparked my ever-growing interest in nature.  With the Midwest’s extreme seasonal changes comes a diverse array of plants and wildlife that have long fascinated me. As time has moved on, I’ve learned that some of those … Continue reading

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Meet the Chef – the Bird Chef that is: Loribeth Aldrich, Aviculturist at the Tennessee Aquarium

Describe your job:    I am an aviculturist at the Tennessee Aquarium.  My daily duties include feeding, cleaning and caring for gentoo and macaroni penguins, hyacinth macaws, and native southeastern birds such as hooded mergansers, eastern bluebirds, and cedar waxwings. I … Continue reading

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