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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

Baby Slender Loris Born at Memphis Zoo

The Memphis Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a baby slender loris. "Vyvy," a six-year old female, gave birth to the baby, whose sex is undetermined, on August 8 and is exhibiting a strong maternal bond with her offspring.  Vyvy and her baby are housed in the Animals of the Night exhibit.  Photo courtesy AJ Saunders The slender loris is a small, slender primate with large forward facing eyes and long, thin limbs.  The animals, which weigh less than a pound, are... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Memphis Zoo Celebrates Hatching of Flamingo Chicks

MEMPHIS, TENN. – The Memphis Zoo is excited to announce the hatching of two Chilean flamingo chicks.  The chicks, whose sex has not been determined, hatched on August 7 and August 20.   They are the first chicks to be reared at the Memphis Zoo since 2008. Visitors will be able to see the chicks and the entire flock in the Round Barn.    Photo: Memphis Zoo/Sara Taylor The eggs were artificially incubated in the Zoo hatchery and returned to their parents when the... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, August 31, 2015

Translocation success and topophilia

By Fields Falcone, China Keeper  Four days after the scheduled departure and a different (smaller) boat altogether, a (smaller) MAC crew along with the CNMI biologists and the captain left Tinian for the tiny volcanic island of Guguan with nearly 100 birds in tow. Because of the late departure and the change of vessel, not all of us were able to go – five brave souls took to the waves in unchartered fluid territory for the MAC Program. In the past, the CNMI government has... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Sunday, July 12, 2015

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