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Churchill, Day 3

Imagine you are a caribou grazing on the open tundra. It's a chilly, windy day with slight snow flurries and then you spot them. A large herd appears from the horizon, but this isn't one of the herds that you have spotted before. It's larger - 23 in all, and their coats are - wait a minute - is that blue?  This happened today when we spotted a small herd of caribou from our Frontiers North Adventures Tundra Buggy. We are fortunate to have Heather MacLeod from Parks Canada on board as... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Friday, October 9, 2015

Churchill, Day 2

Carla, Director of Education, on right My role in the PBI 2015 Climate Alliance is to assist the fourteen zookeeper alliance members as they communicate details of their experience back to their institutions. While they have been diligently working on their action plans to reduce their communities' carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas and working on the scripts for the keeper chats that they are filming from the field this week, I... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Churchill, Day 1

When I left Churchill one year ago, I never dreamed that I would have the opportunity again, but thanks to Polar Bears International (PBI) I am once again fortunate to be a part of a Climate Alliance. Unlike last year, this time I am a facilitator. More specifically my role is to help the fifteen zookeepers who have joined me here to share with the rest of the world what they are experiencing here.  After our flight from Winnipeg to Churchill we were greeted by PBI staff members who had... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Red Panda Cub Contest – MadLib blog entry

To continue with our red panda awareness education, we’ve come up with a fun MadLib for all ages!    Instructions: Before looking at the story, first complete the word list below by filling in a word that matches the description to the left.   1.     An adjective: ___________________________    2.     A food: ___________________________ 3.     A planet: ___________________________ ... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Memphis Zoo Receives Two Institute for Museum and Library Service Grants

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded the Memphis Zoo two grants totaling $627,160. The first grant, issued under the Museums for America Program, will assist the Memphis Zoo in making environmental and collection improvements to the Herpetarium Building. This grant totaled $146,745. The second grant, under the National Leadership Program, will help establish the country’s first National Amphibian Genome Bank (NAGB) and totaled $480,415. “These awards will help... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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