Sunday, January 16, 2000

ZooNews Digest 10th January - 16th January 2000 (Zoo News 86)

Dear Colleague,

The computer is still playing up. I want to try and spend some time
sorting it this evening, so I am in a bit of a rush to get this weeks
offering away. Cold, damp and foggy today. Visit from Martin and Helen
from Port Lympne this week. Nice to see them both looking so well. Simon
visited from Dudley today. He has now left the zoo to concentrate on
making some money.

Former San Diego Zoo curator pleads guilty to scheme

Momoko July Birth Expected
(Ueno Zoo)

Focus of zoos shifting to conservation

Bacteria killed Shedd beluga

Couple gives $1 million for zoo hospital
(Palm Beach Zoo),1136,26000000000118816,00.

Aquariums' care of fish unregulated
(Ocean Journey)

Animal care at zoo better, audit says
(San Francisco Zoo)

The challenge of chimp care
(Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)

S.F. Zoo doing better, but still needs work

Elephant, meant as gift to Japan, injured during transport
(Prince of Wales Zoological Garden/Lucknow),2107,500153535-500188811-500800208-0

Endangered animal park still possible

Fossil Rim gives Mexican gray wolves chance to grow

Cloned animal park plan still embryonic

State nixes Tampa aquarium's piranha plan

Breakthrough as scientists 'clone' monkey

Experts list 25 primates most in peril

Cages to give bats better access to mines

Raptors perched on verge of major population growth,2110,240304,00.html

Environmentalists call for restudy of Everglades

Several towns spot mountain lions

Bad news for bears

Numerous wolves in Montana in the future. Ed says

Genetic test fails to distinguish Alabama sturgeon from common fish

Judge asked to determine when a fawn becomes a deer

Cites ban on ivory business: elephant population increases in Tanzania

Environmental Protection Groups Announce Sweeping Federal Lawsuits to Save

Cougar suspected in deaths of pets released in more remote area

Protection Funded for Animals at Risk in Congo War

Biologists seek 50 more lynx to release in state

Pronghorns, back home on the range
(Buenos Aires refuge)

FWP captures mountain lion in Missoula

Hope for orphaned cougars

Malawi Booming With Crocodiles

Cash bid to save wild species

Air Force chimp dies gruesome death at Coulston Foundation

Cash bid to save wild species

Campaign takes aim at ape-hunting trade

Products from endangered species being sold on Internet

Supreme Court Overturns Death Sentence for Yellowstone Wolves

If you know a story I have missed this week do drop me a line with the
full web address and I will try and include it next week.

Bit & Pieces

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The ZOO-Gulf Breeze, Florida would like to invite you to participate in
the AZA Eastern Regional Conference March 22-25,2000. All attendees will
be entered into a drawing for a free African Safari departing October
29,2000 sponsored by Fun Safaris. All Speakers or Workshop presenters
will be entered into the drawing twice. The Theme of the conference is
Zoovolution-Where do we go from here. We will be sharing information and
ideas in paper presentations and posters, and in an effort to get
participants out of their chairs and demonstrate their skills, we are
planning a number of "hands-on" workshops to be held at the ZOO.
Workshops on small zoo education programs, and animal training have
already been scheduled. We are working on an enrichment workshop and are
looking for more people who would like to share their ideas and skills. A
special workshop will also be presented by our traveling exhibit-
Reptiles: The Beautiful, and the Deadly, produced by Clyde Peeling's
Reptiland, an AZA-accredited specialized zoo. We at The ZOO are anxious to
make this unique and rewarding experience, and we encourage everyone to
come are share their Ideas wih the rest of the zoo/ aquarium community.
In keeping with the ZOOvolution theme presentations focusing on changes
through time or zoos/ aquariums of the past are welcome. Other topics
include interaction with the media, sister zoo programs, enrichment,
innovative exhibit designs, etc.
Abstracts for papers, posters, or workshops should be sent to Linda
Pastorello, programs
chair, The ZOO, 5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561- or e-mail
them to For information please feel free to call
Lynnette Gapski ( 850)932- 2229 extension 16 or e-mail For updated information please see the web page

Could I please draw readers attention to the fact that the Federation's
Research News and the "Federation Newsletter" are separate. The Newsletter
is only available to paid up Federation members but the Research News to
any zoo researcher who may request a copy. Sorry for any confusion which
may have been caused.


The SeaWorld Orlando Education Department has two unique Internship
opportunities for college students. The Camp SeaWorld/Adventure Camp
Internship provides an opportunity for students to work with SeaWorld's
summer camp programs and is offered from May to August. The new Educator
Internship which gives students the opportunity to staff various animal
attractions and interact with park guests, is offered as a twelve-week
Internship during the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. Contact for information on the Camp SeaWorld
Internship. Contact for information about
the Educator Internship. Check out for more
information about either internship.


If you are interested in subscribing to Zoos’ Print please send an e-mail
for further details to :


The International Training Centre (ITC) of the Wildlife Preservation
Trusts is based in Jersey, Channel Islands. Here at the Headquarters of
the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust the ITC offers a unique
opportunity for training in Conservation and Zoo Biology. The ITC runs a
three-week Summer School intended as an intensive introduction to
principles of Conservation Biology with an emphasis on the role that
Zoological parks and similar institutions can play in the process. Group
research projects are incorporated in this course but there is no hands on
animal work. 17th July to 4th August 2000 cost £1,145 including Bed and
Board. A longer residential course is also offered running from between
12 to 16 weeks. With more time this longer course offers an opportunity
for practical work within the Jersey Zoo and a more extensive research
project in addition to a more comprehensive treatment of zoo and
conservation biology in the theory sessions. For further information on
these courses please contact us ITC, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust,
Les Augres Manor, Trinity, Jersey JE3 5BP Tel. +44 (0)1534 860037 Fax +44
(0)1534 860002 e mail


WILDLIFE INFORMATION NETWORK is still open for review. If you have tried
to get on to the site previously but have encountered browser problems go
to This is your chance to review
WILDProâ Multimedia v. 1.0 When you have, don`t forget to add your
comments before you exit. Well worth having a look whilst the opportunity
is there. Excellent information was taken from this site last week to
answer a question posed on Zoo Biology.

Greg Boivin DVM, MS, a veterinarian at the University of Cincinnati (Ohio,
USA) and an investigator are interested in obtaining frozen lung samples
from a number of different species to look for Pneumocystis carinii. They
wondered if veterinary pathologists working for/at different zoos were in
a position to assist in the study. They are willing to pay for all
shipping costs. They have particular species that they are interested in
obtaining to develop a phylogenetic tree for P. carinii, and would be glad
to list their goals with anyone who can help. They currently are
interested in obtaining several mammalian samples especially from, but not
limited to, marsupials and bats. They would greatly appreciate any help
that anyone else can provide on this subject.

In the first instance please contact:

Greg Boivin DVM, MS
Assistant Professor and Director
Division of Comparative Pathology
University of Cincinnati

Zoo Staff Personals

Looking for work? Someone to travel with? Somewhere to stay? Let me know
and I will post it here.


Situations Vacant
(Please mention you saw the advertisement in ZooNews Digest should you
apply for any of these posts, many thanks) Do you have a vacancy to
advertise? Please email me.

2000 Internships for Public & Animal Programs
Wild encounters/Kraal interns
These positions offer variety to those looking for an animal care position
linked with public work. Interns will be responsible for entertaining and
educating zoo guests during the Denver Zoo Wild Encounters as well as
operating the Kraal, a small version of an African farm yard complete with
domestics. A popular spot with the public, the Kraal provides the close
encounters with animals that people truly enjoy. While Denver Zoo Wild
Encounters educate and thrill the visitors five times daily. These
interactive animal encounters are each unique and exciting as the
performers present topics that are of interest to them. The duties of
these interns will include: presenting several interactive programs using
live animals and animal artifacts (biofacts) daily. primary care of the
African farm animals in the Kraal interpreting the Kraal animals and
exhibit to the public assisting in additional animal care within the
Education Department These duties, and more, will demand energetic and
flexible people who wish to share their enthusiasm for animals with the
public. Since these interns will work with various staff and volunteers,
an upbeat, team-playing personality is essential. Three to four positions
are available during the spring/summer season beginning April Applicants
should have experience with animals Public speaking and experience
educating children necessary Interns pursuing biology, zoology or related
degrees receive priority Pay rate = $8.00/hour

Wildlife show interns
Seasonally, the Education Department will inspire and delight all ages
with a variety of free-flighted birds in the Conoco Wildlife Theater. The
primary duty of these interns will be animal husbandry, however, they will
have the opportunity to perform shows on stage and assist in animal
training. Three positions are available during the summer season beginning
late March Applicants should have experience with animals: especially
birds of prey or parrots Animal training background preferred Public
speaking and experience educating children necessary Interns pursuing
biology, zoology or related degrees receive priority Pay rate = $8.00/hour
Applicants may mail or fax a resume to: Public and Animal Programs, Denver
Zoo, 2300 Steele Street, Denver, CO 80205-4899 Fax: (303) 376-4839, Email: Deadline: February 29th 2000
Position Available at Zoo Atlanta TITLE: Enrichment and Animal Training

PURPOSE: A full-time position to support Dr. Mollie Bloomsmith (Director
of Research), in organizing, implementing and documenting the
environmental enrichment and animal training programs at the zoo.

SPECIFIC DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for working with keepers
throughout the zoo to facilitate the keepers' implementation of the
enrichment program by collecting needed supplies, building enrichment
devices, stocking enrichment devices, and planting and maintaining a
browse garden. Responsible for working with keepers throughout the zoo to
facilitate the keepers' implementation of the animal training program by
collecting needed supplies, teaching operant conditioning terminology, and
offering constructive information to animal trainers. Responsible for
improving the experience of zoo visitors by increasing animal visibility
and activity through enrichment and training. Responsible for working
with the Behavioral Husbandry and the Animal Training Committees to
achieve their objectives. Responsible for helping to generate possible
solutions for behavioral issues in zoo animal management and care.
Responsible for assisting in the development of a zoo-wide record keeping
system for enrichment and training that will include informal assessments
of the program. Responsible for working with Dr. Bloomsmith and other
members of the research staff to facilitate the formal evaluation of the
enrichment and animal training programs. Responsible for coordinating the
efforts of volunteers as they relate to these programs. Responsible for
maintaining a library of reading relevant literature for keepers, for
maintaining a current understanding of the field, and for making
contributions to the literature.


· Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Zoology, Biology, Anthropology or
related field. · Demonstrated experience in operant conditioning using
positive reinforcement techniques to train animals for animal care related
behaviors. · Ability to describe and teach others about operant
conditioning terminology and how it applies to training animals in the zoo
setting. · Demonstrated experience in implementing or planning
environmental enrichment techniques for animals to improve their
well-being. · Basic understanding of research techniques. · Excellent
time management and organizational skills needed, as well as ability to
work independently, and with a wide variety of people. · Ability to
understand and follow oral and written instructions, and to compute basic
arithmetic and statistical calculations. · Computer skills in word
processing (preferably Microsoft Word) and data management (preferably
Microsoft Excel). · Ability to lift and move 40 pounds, to complete
physical labor outdoors during temperatures ranging from 40 to 95 degrees.
· Valid Georgia Driver's license or ability to obtain one within one
month of hire.

· Master's degree in Psychology, Zoology, Anthropology or related field.
· Ability to use power tools and other supplies to construct enrichment
devices. · Ability to analyze data for simple evaluations. ·
Demonstrated ability to write training protocols, short articles, etc.
that are clear and concise.

ANNUAL SALARY: Negotiable, with benefits

Staffing Coordinator, Human Resources
Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
Fax: (404)624-5943

Experience in zoo animal husbandry, (particularly primates) and possession
of the City & Guilds Certificate in Zoo Animal Management preferred. Pay
according to age and experience. Interested applicants should apply in
writing only (not by e-mail) to: Neil Bemment, Curator of
Mammals, Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Paignton Devon TQ4 7EU

Animal Collections Curator – £16,352 pa Merrist Wood College offers a wide
range of courses designed to meet the needs of students wishing to work
with domestic and exotic animal species. The college now seeks to appoint
a highly motivated and experienced Curator to take responsibility for our
varied animal collection housed in a new range of purpose-designed Animal
Care Unit. The Curator will lead a team of staff and will be expected to
assist with student practical work. For further details of the exciting
new post, please contact Merrist Wood College, Worplesdon, Guildford,
Surrey GU3 3PE or telephone 01483 884055. Closing date for completed
applications – Wednesday 26th January 2000.

Their is a vacancy within the UK Orangutan Foundation. They are looking
for someone with a wide range of skills ideally with Education or PR
experience. Amongst the qualities looked for are : a flexible attitude to
working hours, ability to motivate, a team worker, understanding of
environmental issues, previous project management experience, computer
literate including internet applications, networking skills,
administrative skills, degree in relevant subject, effective verbal,
written, communication and presentation skills. Send your applications in
writing enclosing a full CV to : Mrs Ashley Leiman (Director),Orangutan
Foundation, 7 Kent Terrace, London NW1 4RP

Please include a stamped addressed postcard if you would like receipt of
your application acknowledged


Vacancies for experienced bird and reptile/invertebrate keepers, an
interest in horticulture beneficial. Send CV to Kim Simmons, Linton
Zoological Gardens, Hadstock Rd, Linton, Cambridge. CB1 6NT

Animal Caretaker II (0224-M) $20,040 Position open at Georgia State
University Language Research Center in Atlanta, GA. Must have high school
diploma or GED and one year animal care experience. More information at
GSU is an equal opportunity educational institution and is an equal
opportunity/affirmative employer. Essential job functions include:
Cleaning and disinfecting cages and surrounding areas; assisting research
techs with research protocols; preparing food and feeding animals;
assisting research techs with data collecting and entry; and observing,
assessing and recording the health and well being of animals. Position
requires working some holidays; working on weekends; working overtime;
regular attendance; and negative TB test. Resume and names and phone
numbers of three references required. Criminal background investigation

is a captive breeding facility run by the New Zealand Department of
Conservation. The facility specialises in breeding rare and endangered
species for reintroduction into the wild. Mt Bruce is open to the public
and caters for approximately 35,000 people per annum. Environmental
education is another prime goal at the facility. We have a vacancy for
another member of staff. The applicant should ideally be an experienced
aviculturist and also a team player. A tertiary qualification is a
requirement. The bird staff team consists of 4-5 member all of whom have
dedicated responsibilities but essentially work closely as a team. Work at
the centre involves the captive husbandry of various species, record
keeping and report writing, aviary and landscape maintenance and some
interactions with the public. Occasionally, some fieldwork at release
sites and the monitoring of reintroduced populations is also included.
Potential applicants should forward their details, notification of
interest and enquiries to: Glen Holland, Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre
RD1, Masterton, New Zealand. Fax: 06:375 8003. E-mail:


For the most up to date links to sites advertising Zoo work go to:



International Conference on Owl Biology, Ecology and Conservation
19 – 23 January 2000
Australian National University,
Canberra, Australia.
Email :

Monotreme and Marsupial TAG Meeting
24th January 2000
Banham Zoo
For more information contact Peter Dillingham at Blackpool Zoo

The Eighth Annual Conference of the International Association of Avian
Trainers and Educators Memphis Zoo February 18-21 2000 For more
information, call Kate Friedman at (901) 725-3400 ext. 3800 or e-mail at

Primate Training and Enrichment Workshop
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Department of
Veterinary Sciences (DVS) facility in Bastrop, TX. February 23-26 2000
For additional information contact: Steve Schapiro, Department of
Veterinary Sciences UTMDACC Rt. 2, Box 151-B I Bastrop, TX 78602 tele:
512-321-3991 fax: 512-332-5208

"Zoo-Kunft 2000"
18 - 20 February 2000
Allwetterzoo Münster
The main theme will be "The Human (and) Apes in zoos and the wild".
Speakers are not yet fixed. Registration and further information (when
available) is at the web site at :

2nd IMATA (International Marine Animal Trainers Association)
16 March 2000
Benidorm, Spain.
For further info contact : Sabrina Labberté, Bejsebakkevej 26, DK 9000
Aalborg Denmark +45.98123393 home phone +45.96312925 work phone
+45.98131933 fax work email:

ARAZPA/ASZK Annual Conference
20 – 24 March 2000
Sea World,
Gold Coast, Australia
Email : or

AZA 2000 Eastern Regional Conference
The Zoo, Gulf Breeze
22 - 25 March
email :

Fourteenth Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society (ECS)
2-5 April 2000
University of Cork
Papers on pinnipeds will also be accepted at the conference. For more
information, see the ECS web site at

AZA 2000 Western Regional Conference
El Paso Zoo, Texas
5 - 8 April
email :

EAZA Spring Council Meeting
7 - 9 April 2000
Dublin Zoo

Representing Animals at the End of the Century
April 13-15, 2000
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
For further information email:

Third International Asian Hornbill Workshop
The 3rd International Asian Hornbill Symposium that was supposed to be in
Singapore in May 2000 has been cancelled. Tentatively, it has been
rescheduled for May 2001.

AZA 2000 Central Regional Conference
Toledo Zoo
3 - 6 May
email :

“Genetic Resources for the New Century.”
May 8-12, 2000
San Diego Wild Animal Park
For more information, contact conference organizers, Oliver Ryder, Ph.D., or Kurt Benirschke, M.D.

PAAZAB Annual General Meeting and Conference
(Pan African Association of Zoological Gardens, Aquaria and Botanic
10 - 12 May 2000.
Hosted by the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa
Pretoria, South Africa.
Please direct enquiries to: The PAAZAB Secretariat via email

British Veterinary Zoological Society Spring Meeting 2000
'Emerging Diseases'
13-14th May 2000
Cotswold Wildlife Park, England.
Anyone wishing to present a paper should contact Michael Waters
(, Pathology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Veterinary
College, Hawkshead Lane North Mymms, Hatfield Herts AL9 7TA, United
Kingdom. Fax: +44(1707)661464. Student papers, reviews and original
research are all very welcome. The meeting is being held in a very
beautiful area of England so why not combine continuing education with a
short break in the Cotswolds. For registration details, please contact
Derek Lyon (, 4 Butts Hill Court, Chester Road, Gresford,
Wrexham LL12 8NH, United Kingdom. Fax: +44(1978)852065 Tel:

“The Apes: Challenges for the 21st Century”
May 10 -13 2000
Hilton, Lisle/Naperville
This unique conference will focus on the apes of the world and will bring
together researchers, zoological park personnel, and field biologists to
share and disseminate the most current information on husbandry,
conservation, and emergent issues pertaining to captive and wild
populations of apes. This conference will serve as a starting point for
defining the challenges likely to face apes in the twenty-first century.
Keynote speakers include Dr. David Chivers for lesser apes, Dr. Carel van
Schaik for orangutans, Dr. Gay Reinartz for bonobos, Dr. Claudia
Olejniczak for gorillas and Dr. Toshisada Nishida for chimpanzees. Our
plenary speaker is Dr. Russell Mittermeier, president of Conservation
International. The conference will include several days of presentations
as well as an icebreaker, round table discussions, and a day at Brookfield
Zoo including a silent auction, a raffle and a banquet. Immediately
following the conference Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago will host the North
American Ape Taxon Advisory Group meetings. The Brookfield Zoo Conference
Planning Committee invites you to present papers, posters, or videos
pertaining to husbandry, medicine, nutrition, behavior, taxonomy,
reproduction, fieldwork, or conservation matters. Deadline for abstract
submission is February 15, 2000. For information on registration and
submission of abstracts contact the Brookfield Zoo Ape Conference Planning
Committee at (708) 485-0263 ext 604, FAX (708) 485-3140 or e-mail

12-13 May 2000
Chester Zoo
Further details E-mail:

First conference of the African Zoo and Reserve Educators Network
(AZOREN) a regional 12 - 18 May 2000 Pretoria Zoo, South Africa Theme of
this training conference is "Effective & Efficient AZOREN; Starting the
Conservation Educators Network". For further information please contact:
Cherylene Odendaal or Dina Roos of Pretoria Zoo. Telephone :
0027-12-3283265 / 3206020 Fax : 0027-12-3234540 E-mail :

Annual Conference of the Federation of Zoological Gardens of Great Britain
and Ireland 19 - 21 May 2000 Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, Norfolk, UK

The 2nd Zoo Research Symposium
6 - 7 July 2000
Paignton Zoo
E-mail :

Fourth International Penguin Conference
Coquimbo, Chile
September 4 - 8 2000
For Further info :

Zoo Federation Plant Group Conference
September 13th - 15th 2000
Cotswold Wildlife Park
For further info:
"Colin Wren"

17th EAZA/EEP Annual Conference
19 - 24 September 2000
Aalborg Zoo,

15th International Zoo Educators’ Conference
1 - 6 October 2000
Guadalajara, Mexico
For more information contact Maria Eugenia Martinez Arizmendi,
head of the Education Department.
Telephone : 0052-3-6744104
Fax : 0052-3-674-4488
E-mail :

JEAN DELACOUR SYMPOSIUM, Breeding Birds in Captivity
October 13 - 18, 2000
Hosted by the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati, Ohio
visit e-mail
or call 1-800-94HIPPO ext. 7718 (ask for Kathy Kahler)

Panda 2000 International Conference
An international conference on the giant panda will be held in San Diego,
California (USA) October 16-19, 2000. The Zoological Society of San Diego
and the World Wildlife Fund are co- hosts. A program consisting primarily
of work-shops, panel discussions and poster sessions is planned. Topics
in conservation, education, training, research, health, reproduction, and
captive management will be co covered. Persons interested in attending
this meeting are encouraged to contact the Local Arrangements Chair:
Helena Fitch-Snyder, Zool. Soc. of San Diego, PO Box 120551, San Diego, CA
92112. Phone: (619) 557-3954, FAX: (619) 557-3959; E-mail

5th International Aquarium Congress
Organised by the Oceanographic Institute of Oceanography
20 - 25th November 2000
For further information email:
or write to : Secretariat of the 5th IAC 2000, Oceanographic Institute,
Av.St.Martin, MC 98000 Monaco Tel.: +377-93-25.36.00, Fax :

Help Wanted

Need assistance? You could try Zoo Biology, it is probably your best bet
for animal information. However ZooNews Digest reaches more like minded
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On behalf of a subscriber I am trying to locate ornithologist, former RAF
officer, and wind
expert Penny Cuick. Believed to be somewhere in the UK. His help is
needed in the planning of a new exhibit. Any help would be much
appreciated. Please contact me directly so that I can pass the information


A student is carrying out a study on the Red Eared Terrapin (Pseudemys
scripta elegans). She has already set a kind of hypothesis and that being
the behavior of other members in the tank/vivarium when a member,
previously removed, is re-introduced to the group. She is looking for
links to terrapin sites as well as advice on the conduction of this study.
All help/ advice/input would be greatly appreciated If you can help,
please in the first instance contact Brett Lewis, Stour Valley Veterinary
Centre, Kent


In May 2000 the Toledo Zoo will be hosting the AZA regional conference. As
part of this conference we will be conducting a workshop on
zookeeper-driven research projects. We would like to compile a list of
zookeepers and aquarists who are conducting research projects along with a
short description of their projects and contact information. Thank you in
advance for your information, Greg Lipps and Bill Flanagan Dept. of
Herpetology Toledo Zoo


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