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Meet the Senior Wild Animal Keeper: Yvetta Pokorny of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo Ornithology Department

Describe your job. I would call it the job of a lifetime. I have the privilege of taking care of many different species of birds. I oversee the Ostrich House and the Pheasant Aviary at the Bronx Zoo as well … Continue reading

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2012 International Elephant Foundation Grants Backed by Zoo Donations

On January 9, the International Elephant Foundation (IEF) and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced support for 19 elephant conservation projects for 2012. This year, IEF will provide over $225,000 to support elephant conservation around the world, which … Continue reading

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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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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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