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The MAC Project 2014: Tinian Fieldwork Complete!

Catch up  here and here .  It was touch and go… netting birds in the rain is risky and challenging, but with a finite number of days to complete the mission we persevered. Herb and the Saipan team are long gone, working nets to capture Mariana fruit doves and golden white-eyes for AZA zoo captive programs – the AZA populations are in need of genetic and gender ratio replenishment for those species after some years of slow but steady breeding success. Here on Tinian, our last... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, April 21, 2014

Creating a Backyard Sanctuary

ed. note: This article originally appeared in our bi-monthly Members magazine, Exzooberance .  When you visit the Memphis Zoo, you learn about exceptional creatures from all over the planet. But did you know that you have exceptional creatures right in your own backyard? These animals include birds , bats , butterflies and bees (referred to as the four Bs.) Our food chain is extremely diverse and complex, and is highly dependent on every active member. The four Bs play a larger... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, April 21, 2014

Breakfast With the Keepers: Interview with Polar Bear Keeper

The Memphis Zoo AAZK Chapter is hosting its first-ever " Breakfast with the Keepers " on April 26. The first breakfast event will focus on polar bears . The morning of this event, guests will enter the Zoo before it opens and travel down to Northwest Passage . Once they reach Northwest Passage, they will enjoy a catered breakfast and a special keeper chat where they will get a chance to speak one-on-one with a polar bear keeper.  One of the most unique parts of this event is that... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Saturday, April 19, 2014

A New Way to View Stingray Bay

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Posted by Zoo Info at Friday, April 18, 2014

The MAC Project 2014: And the Work Begins

Missed Blog 1? You can find it here .  Headed out this morning at 5am with high hopes – we caught 10 rufous fantails by 8am yesterday morning! Unfortunately the morning was cut short – squalls. Left at 5am only to drive into a gully-washer, then a steady rain.  Yesterday morning we actually had to bail early only because US troops were staging a military practice exercise on the runways near our sites (no ammunition!), so we were politely asked to vacate by 8:30am to avoid being... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, April 16, 2014