Is it a Zoo or a Living Collection? This is what happens to you if you spend too much time in school as I did. Everything becomes an “institution” and eventually so do you. Actually, I prefer Living Institution which I believe was coined by the top-notch folks at the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society. […]Read More Living Institutions or Zoos?
This title grabbed the attention of an all-time low number of subscribers 30 minutes post-publication (lunch). I’m re-posting with a new title and a challenge for you to name that fish in the pic below. “Aquarist, Fish Keeper, Aquariologist, Ichthyologist or Fisheries Biologist?” April 6, 2010 As you can see I’m alternating between field conservation topics […]Read More “Vice President of Fish”
Can Animals be Gay? New York Times (April 2, 2010) It’s truly none of my business whether or not people with different sexual preferences choose to commit to marriage. In fact, I think that everyone should try it at least once, and some have endeavored to try it many times. No one cares whether I […]Read More Engelbert Humperdinck Supports Same-Sex Marriage in Pelagic Seabirds
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 […]Read More Pick the Right Whale