Monthly Archives: April 2012

AZA Zoos Unite to Address Human-Wildlife Conflict in Africa

Human-wildlife conflict is a serious obstacle to wildlife conservation worldwide.  As human populations increase, development expands, and the global climate changes, people and wildlife are forced into greater direct competition for shrinking resources. Recognizing the critical need for wildlife professionals to address escalating … Continue reading

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Meet the Farm Manager: Tori Mason at the Nashville Zoo

Describe your job: I manage the Grassmere Historic Farm at the Nashville Zoo, which includes a ca. 1810 historic house museum with 95 percent original belongings, the outbuildings (smokehouse, kitchen, carriage barn, plus a family cemetery), and the livestock barn which houses … Continue reading

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See CHIMPANZEE, Save Chimpanzees

DISNEYNATURE WILL DONATE PORTION OF FIRST WEEK BOX OFFICE FOR “CHIMPANZEE” TO THE JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE  Disneynature celebrates the April 20, 2012, theatrical release of the incredible new True-Life Adventure, CHIMPANZEE, by joining forces with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) … Continue reading

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Saving Papua New Guinea’s Wildlife One Cup of Coffee at a Time

We are coffee crazy in Seattle so it is no wonder that one of the most promising ways to get our local community involved in a Woodland Park Zoo conservation effort is through their morning cup of joe. In February … Continue reading

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6th Annual Party for the Planet™ Will Connect People to Wildlife Conservation

More than 100 of the top zoos and aquariums across North America are throwing the 6th Annual Party for the Planet™ – the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America. On Earth Day, April 22nd, and throughout the month … Continue reading

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Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program Faces Uncertain Future

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center’s aquarium recently learned that it had been awarded two NOAA grants from the prestigious John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program, the only direct source of federal funds for marine mammal stranding … Continue reading

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Meet the Veterinary Technician: Alison Mott at the Sacramento Zoo

Describe your job: I am a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) at the Sacramento Zoo’s Murray E. Fowler Veterinary Hospital. I assist the veterinarians in all aspects of medical care, this includes care for any hospitalized animals and the Zoo’s newest … Continue reading

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California Condor Chick Gets Help Hatching at Oregon Zoo

Two days after it first tried to hatch from its egg, the Oregon Zoo’s newest California condor successfully made its way into the world on 29 March. This second chance at life was made possible by condor keeper Kelli Walker, … Continue reading

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