Riveting Piece About NGS Photographer & Vanishing Species

http://cnn.org/2010/US/04/24/mears.sartore.qanda/index.html?hpt=C1 Both the New York Times & CNN seem to be reading the Zoo Peeps blog. I’m so flattered. I won’t distract you with my thoughts, but read my article on the re-branding of African wild dogs and other endangered species. The new field of conservation marketing and brand development is taking off. -JCS, ZKE

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Re-Painting the Spotted Dog, Spectacled Bear & those Siberian/Manchurian Felids

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/15/opinion/15kristof.html?emc=eta1 Short Note: A friend just shared this article with me and it is particularly timely following my post concerning the branding of uber-iconic mega-fauna. The African Wild Dog has been “re-branded” by conservationists as the painted hunting dog or painted dog in hopes of drawing more attention to the plight of this endangered canid […]

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Hyenas Laughing

(Follow Link to BBC Report) The spotted or laughing hyena is the largest member of Hyaenidae inhabiting open areas throughout sub-Saharan Africa. These highly social predators are often erroneously labeled as strict scavengers like other members of this clade of hyaenid carnivorans. Other species include, striped hyenas, brown hyenas, and aardwolves (earth wolves). Unlike other […]

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Pick the Right Whale

Shortly after beginning my zoo career as children’s zoo attendant, my first paid position with a living institution, I found another opportunity that would allow me to serve again in a most subordinate capacity to almost everyone at the facility.  I had been advised to gain experience at as many facilities as possible.  So I […]

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