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2014-09-03 23:02:58

On Thursday, August 21, 2014, six young California condors boarded a FedEx plane and began a journey that led them a step closer to the wild. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 September 3, 2014 Contact: Nancy Filippi, Managing Director Oakland Zoo (510) 632-9525 ext. 132 nancy(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org Contact: Nicky Mora, Senior Manager, Marketing/PR Oakland Zoo (510) 632-9525 ext. 130 nmora(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org Contact: Hova Najarian, Media and Publications Officer Oregon Zoo (503)...

2014-04-23 23:00:30

The beloved naturalist/adventurer will talk about his experiences and introduce a menagerie of live animals. Tickets are on sale now; sell-outs are expected. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Celebrated zookeeper Jack Hanna will recount his adventures in the wild while displaying a menagerie of live animal friends in two special shows on Wed., May 7 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. The animal adventures will begin at 2 & 7:30 p.m. in the Aquarium’s IMAX Theater. Tickets are $50...

2014-03-28 23:23:27

Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of two clouded leopard cubs which were born March 14, the first births of their species at the Zoo. The unnamed cubs, a male and a female, are doing well now after zookeepers began steps to hand-raise them. Denver, CO (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of two clouded leopard cubs which were born March 14, the first births of their species at the Zoo. The unnamed cubs, a male and a female, are doing well now after zookeepers began...

2014-02-13 23:01:25

Denver Zoo's tawny frogmouth chick is believed to be the first of its species to be successfully reared at the Zoo. (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Denver Zoo is thrilled to welcome what is believed to be the first tawny frogmouth chick to be successfully reared at the zoo. The chick, named Kermit, whose gender is still not known, arrived on January 27. Guests may be lucky and catch a glimpse of the new chick in its home of Bird World, presented by FlyFrontier.com, as it grows and becomes...

2013-11-06 23:00:23

Halloween has passed, but thousands of leftover pumpkins are now becoming sweet treats for Oakland Zoo’s animals. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Halloween has passed, but thousands of leftover pumpkins are now becoming sweet treats for Oakland Zoo’s animals. In the last few days, truckloads of donations from local pumpkin patches have been arriving at the Zoo and zookeepers are making sure to put the orange edibles to good use. Zoo guests can see animals feasting on the orange...

2013-10-10 23:25:52

Zookeepers are thrilled with the new additions as this is the third litter of pups within the last year. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Oakland Zoo’s meerkat mob has expanded by two. Now on exhibit in African Village, guests have the opportunity to see the siblings. The pair, born in early September, has recently been spotted outside of their night house and exhibit tunnels. Zookeepers are thrilled with the new additions as this is the third litter of pups within the last year....

2013-08-31 23:01:56

Male elephant from Belgium's Antwerpen Zoo ventures into Toyota Elephant Passage outdoor yards. Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 31, 2013 He’s out! Billy, the much anticipated new resident of Denver Zoo’s new Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit, can now be seen by guests. “Billy has cleared a mandatory quarantine and with a full clean bill of health, he ventured outside for the first time today. The Denver community has been asking about him regularly. I know they will fall in love at...

2013-07-21 23:03:08

In recognition of the dedication of zoo keepers and aquarists, Oakland Zoo is joining the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) (http://www.aazk.org) and zoos across the nation celebrate National Zoo Keeper Week July 21-27. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) July 21, 2013 In recognition of the dedication of zoo keepers and aquarists, Oakland Zoo is joining the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) (http://www.aazk.org) and zoos across the nation celebrate National Zoo Keeper Week July 21-27....

Zoo Elephant To Receive Pachyderm-sized Contacts
2012-06-20 05:11:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com An elephant may never forget, but his memory doesn´t matter if he can´t see. That´s what the keepers at the North Carolina Zoo are thinking after their bull elephant, C´sar, lost weight, grew depressed and underwent surgery because of vision problems. What´s the next step in their solution? A pair of pachyderm-sized contacts lenses so the 12,000 pound, 38-year old behemoth can overcome his farsightedness. Fitting C´sar...

2012-05-04 23:01:20

The ABMA conference will feature speakers such as Dr. Hal Markowitz, enrichment pioneer and author of Behavioral Enrichment in the Zoo and Dr. David Shepherdson, editor of the ground breaking book, Second Nature. Elizabeth Abram, Andrea Dougall, and Gina Kinzley, zookeepers at Oakland Zoo, will also present papers on Oakland Zoo´s unique goat training program, innovative otter training, and the Zoo´s progressive elephant observation programs. In addition, several other zookeepers...


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