Living Institutions or Zoos?

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.  […]

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RP- ‘Timely Tales/Tails’

Read this account first…. I rarely re-post, but this week has been an exception, and this article (link above) puts it all into perspective….. Random Reference Link on Zoo Keeping I apologize immensely to my followers as I have strayed from conventional blogging by failing not to provide enough coaching as most bloggers do. My […]

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“Vice President of Fish”

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 […]

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The Bear That Could Pace

I recently visited the Large Animal Clinical Science’s web page hosted by the  Western College of Veterinary Medicine (Canada). While scrolling down the page, a link to an applied ethology resource caught my attention.  Behavioral science resources are now more commonly made available for veterinary faculty and students, but often these resources are limited to […]

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High Functioning Simians: Calculus Anyone?

Metacognition Study I don’t know that I’m not smart enough to understand all the implications of these rigorous experimental studies of ape cognition. Metacognition research is supposed to elucidate how higher vertebrates understand, control, and manipulate their own cognitive processes. At the same time it begs the question if the readership demographic most suited to […]

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