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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

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

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