Thursday, August 20, 1998

Zoo News Digest 20th August 1998 (ZooNews 13)

Dear Colleagues,

Hope you find something of interest.

Bridgeport mayor revives P.T. Barnum stunt by testing bridge with

Threatened wallabies thrive on island From AAP

Fort Myers doctor killed by elephant in Zambia

Alarming rise in Slaughter of Dolphins - Dr. Sriyani Miththapala

African elephants move trunks to new zoo home

Flood Report Aid plea by dolphin park

Father of first gorilla born in captivity dies of heart attack

Zoo plans offer animals new creature comforts

Two rare herons, blind three years, get eye surgery

Rescuing the rhino

Rhinos recovering, wildlife group says

Elephant conceives by artificial insemination

Rhinos recovering, wildlife group says

Emus and Wallabies and Pigs, Oh My! Zoobreakers Head to Swiss Woodlands

Nick's Big Help to drop in at zoo

Pill may save rhinos, tigers

Hundreds hope for peek at renegade crocodile relative

Zoo Chimps, Lions taking leave.

Monkeys, kangaroos are on the loose

An imported delicacy? Tiger eats Kangaroo.

Scientists hope to re-create extinct zebras

Rare Siberian Tigers Evacuated as Flood Waters Rise

'Captain Kangaroo' falls for keeper

The item below was forwarded to me by the Seal Conservation Society. I
include it as I expect the story to breaking as a news item in the
mainstream press before too long. I well remember all the problems we had
with this virus last time.

Date: Sat, 15 Aug 1998 19:55:22 -0000

This is a flash concerning high seal-mortality in Belgium.
Over the past 2 weeks 11 seals washed-up on the Belgian coast, most were
This is a highly unusual phenomenum as 7 is the normal average for a full
year, most arrivals occuring in spring. Yesterday another 5 washed-up, 4
dead. Scientists fear the same morbil-virus that a decade or so created
havoc among seals as a result of which large quantities perished. Are any
other unusual signs re: seal-mortality noticed in other Northsea
bordering countries?
Let's keep each other informed on this.

Oils soothe - and stimulate - the savage beast
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Ocean Park pandas anger campaigners

Savor exhibit at zoo before it flies away

Priming for primates

Chimp bites four people in West Covina

Keep the Zoo in Delaware Park! (Not strictly news)

About Shape (Thought I would include this as a reminder to those with a
special interest in behavioural enrichment). Well worth subscribing to the
paper edition. I do. Providing Enrichment at No Cost

Johannesburg Zoo serves worms, locusts, termites (Old news. Worth a look
if you did not read it the first time round. Can`t see it working in the

Don`t forget ZooChat, it has its moments!

Happy keepering,

Peter@If you know of anyone else who may be interested in ZooNews please let me
know and I will include them in the mailing. Again my thanks to those who
have pointed me to news items.

Sunday, August 16, 1998

Zoo News Digest 16th August 1998 (ZooNews 11)

Dear Colleagues,

Quietish week on the ZooNews front . There follows all I managed to find.
I hope you find at least some of it of interest.

I have included several new people in this mailing list this week at the
suggestion of others. If you do not find it of interest please let me know
and your name will be removed.

Strategy mapped for gator capture

Sooner or gator, lake may yield answer

Fla. experts identify caiman lurking in Wash Park pond

Police say they have a strong lead in case of missing turtles

The sea comes to Waco

Zoo Negara to stay put, says Cabinet

Circus Elephant Will Stay at Zoo

Zoo spiffs up its image

Marineland no place for orphaned cubs

Laurel Park mall visitors enjoy zoo while they shop

Sweaty Penguins Bake in Tokyo Zoo

Heavy breeding in Dublin Zoo for many species

Zoo raises kangaroo orphan in pillowcase

Toledo Zoo gains its 11th gorilla

Blushing bride is tall, wide

Ailing tortoise a hard case

Zoo's popularity is soaring, thanks to butterflies

L.A. Zoo chimpanzees debut in $5 million new home.

Girls delight visitors to cat house

Strike threat at zoo eases

Siegfried and Roy send white lioness, nursed from eye-dropper, to Ohio zoo

California condor with gunshot wound dies

California condor with gunshot wound dies
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Lost species coming home

Wolf count down to 7 in project


Pachyderm sent packing

Baby vulture perseveres through troubles with

Tusk, tusk - noisy neighbors

Pandas go online for mating season

A Farewell to Paws
(worth a read)

If you find anything of interest, please send it for inclusion in next
weeks mailing.

Don`t forget ZooChat..bworth dropping by from time to time

Here is a snippet posted by the seal conservation society:
For those who may be interested, the Oceanic Society in San Francisco is
looking for a Research Director on a one-year contract, involving 50%
field work and 50% in the office. Applications must be received by 30
August 1998 and the contact is Birgit Winning

Kind regards,