Prefaced by Jordan: “Sandra shared the following article with me this morning. It is posted on her own blog which caters to a broad audience of people interested in developing more sophisticated media savvy and a professional “on air ” presence. As we talked with Nolan Harvey last night, I realized that people working around […]Read More Video Blogging Tips for Zoo Peeps from Sandra Dee
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
http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8493000/8493089.stm Rarely do you hear the zoo visitor soliciting directions to the small mammal exhibits from docents, guest services, or other zoo personnel. Most people are eager to get right to the big guys. Guests hastily try to orient themselves with respect to some key locales with the help of the printed zoo maps. They […]Read More “We’ll Skip the Small Mammal Building”
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/31/world/americas/31colombia.html In my recent post on celebrity menageries I mentioned the fate of Pablo Escobar’s hippopotamus herd. I had no premonition that the New York Times would address this topic in a much more compelling piece than what I provided, much less a few days later. It’s merely a timely coincidence. I applaud the director […]Read More Imperfect Specimens
Time Article (No commentary or supplemental info provided at this time)Read More Vanishing Felid of the Wakhan Corridor
About a week ago I posted an article which didn’t quite surface on Associated Press outlets as I suspected it would, but never-the-less it received positive feedback from distinguished guest contributing authors to the blog, subscribers and Zoo Peeps followers on Facebook. I’m talking about the post on the under-appreciated mega-camelid, the Bactrian camel. Although […]Read More The Coveted Common Hippopotamus