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Apr. 12th, 2008

red panda

sea_monkie

jays

I am now a bird keeper and one of my favorite things is making enrichment for my birds.

here is a picture of one of my Plush-Crested Jays playing with a toy I made for them. It is just a wicker ball (with nuts in the middle) and I shoved sticks through it. This is just a picture of him checking it out at first but it was hilarious to watch. He and his mate slowly started pulling out all the sticks until the nuts fell out. It was awesome!

Oct. 16th, 2007

elfstory

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It’s a very cute turtle. I wonder, who of us is investigation?
Resent! I found a lot of pictures of wild «kids and parents» here. http://www.webcam-list.com/blog/2007/10/parents-kids.html
And I need a hend of help. Would you please share your links to webcams with giraffes, he you have one?

Aug. 22nd, 2007

red panda

sea_monkie

randomness

random zoo animal pics here from my work...Collapse )
red panda

sea_monkie

finally back!

sorry about the long absence everyone. I've moved 3 times in 2 months and I'm finally back online! (hoooray!!)

Got this link about the new lion cubs in Virginia. Take a peek. They are too cute!

http://content.hamptonroads.com/story.cfm?story=130820&ran=5503

Jul. 4th, 2007

Tail Wave

ooalegriaoo

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I don't know if this is appropriate (feel free to delete if it's not!) but I thought I'd share some photos of the last time I was at Miami Metro Zoo. :)

Pictures!Collapse )

Jul. 1st, 2007

red panda

sea_monkie

'roos returned

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/06/05/indonesia.kangaroo.ap/index.html?iref=newssearch


JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia is returning 17 rare pygmy kangaroos to the Papuan rain forest after rescuing and acquiring them in recent years from illegal traders and private zoos, officials said Monday.

It is unknown how many of the mammals, which can grow up to three-feet long and weigh 25 pounds, still survive in the wild.

The animals being released were born to six males and females cared for by the Cikananga Animal Rescue Center on West Java where they have been reared to survive in their natural habitat, said spokesman Resit Sozer.

They are to be released on Tuesday into the forest, where they will face predators such as giant pythons and local poachers, who eat their meat or sell their hides.

The World Conservation Union placed the species in its "vulnerable" category, meaning they face a high risk of extinction in the medium-term. It has not specified a time period.

The trade in rare and exotic animals from Papua and other areas of Indonesia is rampant, due largely to poor law enforcement. Rapid deforestation and commercial development also threaten species such as the Sumatran tiger, elephant, rhino and orangutan.

"Illegal trade can't be stopped without the cooperation of buyers and neighboring countries. If the buying continues, we will never be able to stop it," said Adi Susmianto, a senior official at the Forest Ministry.

Little is known about the Indonesian kangaroos, known as dusky pademelons, or Thylogale brunii. They belong to a family of seven kangaroo-like mammals and are generally found in forests in the southeastern coast of the island of Papua, split between Indonesia's West Papua and Papua New Guinea.

May. 30th, 2007

red panda

sea_monkie

indianapolis zoo cam

Hey I found out today that the Indianapolis zoo has webcams in many of its exhibits. You can see them for yourself here.

http://www.indyzoo.com/content.aspx?cid=339
red panda

sea_monkie

sea turtles released...

May 19th

Celebrating the South Carolina Aquarium’s 7th birthday, Saturday May 19th the Aquarium will release two Loggerhead Sea Turtles rehabilitated by Aquarium animal care staff back into the ocean.

read more here. You can even track them from this page.

http://www.scaquarium.org/lighthouse/default.html

May. 28th, 2007

red panda

sea_monkie

BFR

What is BFR? "Bowling For Rhinos (BFR) is a Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser were 100% of all proceeds will go directly to support three Rhino Conservation Projects conserving four species of Rhino. The three rhino conservation projects are: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (LWC) in Kenya, Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia and Bukit Barisan Selaton National Park (BBSNP) in Sumatra, Indonesia."

Most accredited zoos do this and you don't have to work there to join up! It is a lot of fun and doesn't cost that much to participate. You might ask around and see if your favorite local zoo hosts their own bowl-a-thon. I know I'm going to mine!

To learn more about bfr see the following link:
http://www.aazkbfr.org/

May. 23rd, 2007

red panda

sea_monkie

virgin shark birth in a zoo...

DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) -- Female sharks can fertilize their own eggs and give birth without sperm from males, according to a new study of the asexual reproduction of a hammerhead in a U.S. zoo.Collapse )

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