(Source) re-post The following topic is quite interesting and relevant to the wildlife conservation movement, particularly during such troubled economic times. I don’t know that I will deliver this post in the typical lively spirit that you are familiar with, as it has been a long weekend for some reason. But I always digress…. If […]Read More RP-Branding the Uber-Iconic Wildlife Ambassadors
http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0316-hance_fs_pygmythree.html (repost because this is the most common blog to turn up in search engines and my friend just became head vet at DWA) Isla Escudo is home to this pygmy sloth, one of four species of three-toed sloths. These folivores (suborder: Folivora), also known as Escudo sloths are not only smaller than mainland species, […]Read More Pygmy Three-Toed Sloths……
It goes without saying that if you work in a zoo you are most inclined to be an ‘animal person.’ A gift from a zoo the other day, a publication of the institution’s history, reminded me of something that is not necessarily an important distinction, but it might reflect a cultural change or shift, if […]Read More ‘Zoophilia’ or ‘Philotheria’
Zoo Peep, Serena Bos (Animal Trainer, Discovery Wildlife Center, Alberta, Canada) [Sunday, May 2, 2010; 9:00 PM EST] http://www.blogtalkradio.com/zoo-peeps Serena Bos, Discovery Wildlife Center (Alberta, Canada) Serena Bos has trained small mammals, as large as beavers, to the largest subspecies of bears for wildlife documentaries and feature films……..Read More From Beavers to Kodiak Bears & Everything in Between….
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/04/100430-energy-oil-spill-hits-gulf-coast/ I was home today and following the oil spill. Without going into detail regarding the work of endangered species biologists working for the USFWS (Department of the Interior) or biologists with NMFS (NOAA-Commerce Department), I wanted to share this article to remind people of a contentious issue. The incident may remind you or make […]Read More Off the List and Back in Trouble
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?
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, ZKERead More Riveting Piece About NGS Photographer & Vanishing Species