Sunday, January 21, 2001

ZooNews Digest 15th - 21st January 2001 (Zoo News 138)

Dear Colleague,

There follows the news. You will find that these links are not
dominated by the US election which will be a welcome relief for some.
You will not however be able to escape completely as the first story
has a connection.
The weather here has been very cold, but for the most part quite
pleasant. It has meant that the icy pond is keeping the Flamingos
confined to their shed for the first time in three years. We have
also had to ferry water down to the paddock section to fill up the
frozen troughs.
Today though it appears warmer.
Masses of mail this week and still struggling to answer some of last
years. Sorry if I have not replied sooner.

Party animals gather for Bush's ball
(Fort Worth Zoo)

Overrun with Elephants, Zimbabwe Demands Legal Ivory Sales

Fence latest effort in cane toad battle

Brevard Zoo may lose hotel taxpayer dollars

The frog that roars conquers Hawaii

Monkeys vanishing from club

Infection Across Species
(several zoos)

Under its current leadership, the zoo is improving and thriving
Letters to editor
(Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium)

Croc Makes Steve Irwin's Leg A Snack
(Australia Zoo)

Ocean Journey skipper resigns to head aquarium in California

China's Largest Under-sea Aquarium Opens to Visitors
(Beihai Ocean World)

Zoo could be successful if it's well supported, say 2 facility
(Madison Zoo)

Ten-year-old boy killed in freak accident at Russian zoo
(Penza zoo)

Babe the elephant dies at Milwaukee zoo

Life put on hold as blackouts snarl daily routines

Tokyo panda to travel to Mexico for mating

Shift Sangli zoo to Chennai, says CZA

Treats do the trick for city's zoo animals
(Oklahoma City Zoo)

Bengal tiger dies mysteriously in Nagpur zoo

Moving day at the zoo
(Lincoln Park Zoo)

How do you take an alligator's temperature?
(North Carolina Zoo)

Coney Cats
(New York Aquarium)

Council members: Zoo up to public
(Grand Island's Heritage Zoo)

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.

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Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Galapagos Disaster!!!!!

I have just had relayed to me the following e-mail from Sandie
Salazar, pinniped biologist at the Charles Darwin Research Station in
the Galapagos Islands.
There has been a bad oil spill on the islands and various wildlife,
including Galapagos sea lions, are threatened. The Station needs
assistance. If you are able to help then please contact Sandie at
+593-(0)5-526-146 / 147, Fax: +593-(0)5-526-651), or e-mail:


Abby's Menagerie Seeks News Items

Orlando, FL. has added a new feature. "Animals in
the News" focuses a weekly spotlight on extinct, endangered, or
unusual animals making headlines around the world. Currently "Animals
in the News" features (among others) stories about the death of the
cloned gaur, the record manatee count in Florida, the lion cubs in
Siberia that might be (extinct) cape lions, and the extraction of
intact DNA from a preserved thylacine. Anyone wishing to contribute
to this feature may contact us at All
sources will be credited and linked when possible.

Abby's Menagerie is a daily comicbook by Jenni Gregory and Barry
Gregory published on the world wide web. It is a contemporary fantasy
(fiction) about a zookeeper who finds herself at the center of a
mysterious phenomenon … animals long extinct (quaggas, passenger
pigeons, dodos, etc.) suddenly begin re-emerging in her presence. launched February 1, 2000 and has received almost
a million page views since. The daily episodes are self-syndicated
and carried on dozens of sites around the world. Free, daily
subscriptions are also available via e-mail.

Please contact us at

Jenni Gregory, Barry Gregory


The January-2001edition of the Primate Enrichment Bibliography
is now on the web at:



The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) is inviting
applications for its prestigious Zoo Animal Welfare Awards.

The principal award is for a new or improved exhibit, which is judged
to best cater for the well-beng of the species in captivity. It must
also help the public to better appreciate the physical and
behavioural needs of the animals. A second smaller award is also
offered to recognise an inexpensive, simple and innovative idea or
piece of equipment which improves the welfare of the animals and
which could be easily replicated in existing housing elsewhere.

Entries may be exhibits for any species of animal kept in a licensed
zoo in the United Kingdom. The exhibit/piece of equipment must have
been built during the last two years and must also have been in use
for at least six months.

The 2000 UFAW Animal Welfare Award went to Bristol Zoo Gardens for
its `Seal and Penguin Coasts' exhibit.

Application forms and further details are available from UFAW:
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare, The Old School, Brewhouse
Hill, Wheathampstead, Herts. AL4 8AN. Tel 01582 831818
Fax 01582 831414. Registered Charity No: 207996. Website: Applications must arrive at the UFAW
offices no later than 14th March 2001


I am on the look out for any details of any organisation which
provides grants/awards/funding to zoo staff for the furtherance of
their careers/to attend meetings/to develop projects. If you have any
details please let me know. Remember ZooNews Digest is read by a wide
range of people from Docents to Directors and everyone in between.
They are also all over the world so the scope is wide.

I am reminded of the Stan Everiss Memorial Fund. This makes awards of
around £100 to junior keeping staff to support research/experimental
work. This could be to cover expenses such as travel costs to zoos or
libraries for research purposes. The support of staff attending
conferences, meetings or workshops. The support of staff undertakinf
exchange, voluntary or subsistence level work placements which will
increase their experience and knowledge.

Applicants should apply in writing to the Hon. Secretary, Laura
Gardner, The Aviary, Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent. ME17 1PL

ABWAK also operates a grant aid scheme to support projects on
husbandry of captive non-domestics and field conservation projects,
where grants of £100-£200 are available, subject to certain
conditions. For more information please write to the address above.

Zoos & Aquariums:
Committing to Conservation Conference
November 28th through December 2nd 2001

The Brevard Zoo is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the
4th Zoos & Aquariums: Committing to Conservation conference. Previous
conferences have been hosted by The Columbus Zoo 1995, Busch Gardens,
Tampa 1997 and the San Diego Zoo in 1999. As with all past
conferences our goal is to bring field researchers and zoo personnel
together in an informal setting in order to promote a greater
involvement of zoos and aquariums supporting in situ work.
This conference in particular will focus on a practical common-sense
approach on how zoos and aquariums can become involved in supporting
field research and conservation.
The conference will be a mixture of sessions, panel discussions and
The panel discussions will have a special emphasis on audience
participation and the round-tables will actually be given a problem
to solve within the time constraints of the conference.

We already have a commitment on the part of several zoos (Columbus,
Woodland Park, Cleveland, San Diego and Brevard) to sponsor field
people to the conference and would urge other zoos to do so as well.

Keynote Speakers
We have confirmed three of our keynote speakers. Mr. Alex Chadwick is
the chief writer and co-host for Radio Expeditions on National Public
Radio. The award-winning Radio Expeditions program is a co-production
of NPR and the National Geographic Society. Mr. Chadwick also serves
as feature writer and substitute host for NPR's Morning Edition.

Dr. Michael Soule is a past president and current science director of
The Wildlands Project. His interest in conservation includes
genetics, the regulation of ecosystems, and the science/policy
interface. He was a founder of the Society for Conservation Biology
and The Wildlands Project.

Dr. Karen Eckert is the Executive Director of the Wider Caribbean Sea
Turtle Conservation Network (WIDECAST). WIDECAST is a partner
organization of the United Nations Environment Programme in the Wider
Caribbean Region and has Country Coordinators in more than 30
Caribbean nations and territories. We will keep you updated on our
other keynote speaker as preparations for the conference progress.

Conference registration fee ($175) will include sessions, some meals
and social activities.

Building Relationships with Field Researchers
The Bushmeat Problem: Practical Solutions
Developing In situ Educational Materials (cultural sensitivity)
Forming Partnerships
Inspiration from the Field
The Wildlands Project
The Role of Zoo Veterinarians in Field Conservation

Panel Discussions
Explanations of: CAP's TAG's FCC and CEF
Fund-raisers for Conservation: How do Zoos get their Funding
In-house Conservation Efforts
Marketing Conservation: Benefits to your Zoo
Field Researchers: Their Perspective on the Role of Zoos

Developing Evaluation Criteria for In situ Projects
Developing Evaluation Criteria for In situ Education programs

*Tentative Schedule of Events
Wednesday: November 28th 2001
Registration: 3:00 – 7:00
Icebreaker: 7:00 – 9:00

Thursday: November 29th 2001
Sessions & Panel Discussions: 8:45 AM – 4:15 PM
(Lunch provided)
Dinner at the Brevard Zoo: 5:30 – 7:30

Friday: November 30th 2001
Sessions & Panel Discussions: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(Lunch provided)
Dinner on your own

Saturday: December 1st 2001
Session: 8:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Spend the afternoon at Cocoa Village for lunch on own, Christmas
shopping and kayaking on the Indian River: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Dinner on your own
Continued Round-table discussions back at the hotel 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sunday December 2nd:
Session & Panel Discussions: 8:30 AM – 4:15 PM
Reports from round-tables, Closing remarks: 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

* Schedule subject to change

Hotel Information
The conference will be held at the:
Holiday Inn Cocoa Beach
1300 N. Atlantic Avenue
Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931
Phone reservations: 321 783 2271 (ask for group reservations) or
1 800 206 2747 (mention that you are attending the Zoos and
Aquariums: Committing to Conservation conference).

Flight Information:
Orlando International Airport is located west of Cocoa Beach. The
drive is approximately 50 minutes. Domestic flights are fairly
inexpensive; Delta and Southwest have many non-stop flights to

Airport Shuttle
Please call in advance to book a reservation with the shuttle
service. It will be approximately $25 one-way for one person but if
you book with others as a group the price should decrease. Orlando
Airport Shuttle at 321 636 9343

Call for Papers
The 4th Zoos: Committing to Conservation will embrace a common-sense
approach to supporting in situ conservation and research (see
topics). It is very important to us that practical and useful
knowledge be imparted to the attendees.

Paper and Poster Abstracts Must Contain the Following Information:
Author's name, address, email address and affiliation.
Presenter's name listed first and in bold type.
Title and concise description of paper, not to exceed 500 words.
Abstracts must be typed single-spaced and have a one inch margin.
On a separate page please include a brief bio of the presenter, not
to exceed 200 words and the presenter's telephone number.
Please send via email or by disk (Word, WP or Works) to:
Beth Armstrong
The Brevard Zoo
8225 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, Florida
Phone: 321 454 6285

Post Conference Tour
We are currently working on a post-conference tour and will have more
details in the next mailing this summer. The contact for the tour is
Education Curator, Peggy Sloan
321 254 9453 ext. 14

Tourist Information
If you plan on extending your stay in Florida the following web-sites
and addresses may be of assistance.
The Tourist Development Council web-site is:
Or call 1 800 872 1969 to request the Space Coast Visitors Guide.
Or write to:
Tom Bartosek (
Visitor Information Manager
Florida Space Coast Office of Tourism
8810 Astronaut Blvd. #102
Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920

Conference Committee
Schedule of Events, Papers, Abstracts, Speakers: Beth Armstrong - 321
454 6285
Registration Chair: Michelle Smurl - 321 254 9453 ext.17
Registration: Peggy Sloan – 321 254 9453 ext. 14
Conference Chair – Margo McKnight 321 254 9453 ext. 23
Post Conference Tour – Peggy Sloan 321 254 9453 ext. 14

The Brevard Zoo
8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, Florida 32940-7924

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Dear Education Colleagues,

I am pleased to invite you to the second AZOREN TRAINING CONGRESS
that will be held in Kenya from September 1 – 5, 2001. AZOREN is the
African chapter of the International association of Zoo Educators
(IZE) that brings together education officers who work in Zoos,
Parks, Reserves, sanctuaries and aquariums "to enhance the
understanding of conservation issues and to share information on
effective informal education methods". IZE and its individual members
work together with other conservation organizations, including the
International Union of Directors of Zoological Gardens (WZO), the
Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, and the IUCN – The World
Conservation Union.

The conference gives the conference delegates a wonderful opportunity
to learn the advances made for the benefit of nature conservation
though conservation education offered in various conservation
education institutions. The conference themes will be NETWORKING,

A serene conference venue has been chosen away from the hustle and
bustle of Nairobi city Centre to enable the conference delegates to
go about their business in peace. Experienced educators have been
invited from Africa and other continents to help in training and
sharing their knowledge with those who will attend. Delegates will be
able to choose the type of accommodation that they can afford from
luxury single or double rooms, standard-type rooms or tents. At this
time, no money has been pledged to support those who cannot afford
their travel and accommodation costs. However, all efforts are being
made to solicit for funding and if this is successful, we will strive
to keep participation and accommodation costs at a minimum.

Kenya is a world-famous tourist destination and we hope to arrange
exciting pre- and post conference safaris to our famous National
Parks. If you would like to attend what promises to be a great
congress, please complete and fill the registration form below:

Yours truly,



Please complete the following form and return it not later than March
30, 2001 together with the registration fees:

I WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY___________________________(SPOUSE / FRIEND /
Accommodation costs will be paid directly to the conference Hotel,
and details of the Hotel Bank Account will be communicated to those
who express an interest in attending so that they can send their
money directly to the Hotel.

I would like to present:
- A paper (max. 20 minutes) in this session on:
New education programs in my institution

- A Poster

I will require the following equipment:
Overhead projector
VHS video
Slide projector
Computer facilities

Please send your typed abstract forms that should be in English and
not exceeding 1000 words. You can also send it in diskette form ( Ms.
Word 2000, Ms Excel etc).

(I will post the contact address next week--Peter)


Reminder of the Symposium on
Environmental Management for Zoos
at Aalborg Zoo , Denmark.

1- 4th March 2001

The symposium will focus on how Aalborg zoo achieved their
Environmental Accreditation ISO 14001.

There is something we can all learn from this important symposium. If
you would like to present a paper, please contact the organisers.

Cost 2,700.00*** DKK per person (that is about £225 - a Bargain)

Cost includes:
- Single room in 4* RAdisson SAS Limfjord Hotel for 3 nights
- Meals = ice breaker, breakfasts, lunches and one 3 course evening
meal - and Conference fee and material.

You will also get reduced SAS airfare if you quote the conference ref.

email the zoo director, Henning Julin, on: for more
details and registration form


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

Dear Colleagues,

One of the regular helpers at Southport Zoo has
secured a one month voluntary work placement over the
summer at Colchester Zoo in Essex (UK). He is looking
for accommodation for the duration of the placement
and is willing to pay £40 per week for a bed. He has
his own car and is willing to drive to work.

Are there any keepers in the Colchester area who would
be interested in putting him up in their spare room,
and earn a little extra cash for their trouble?

If anybody is interested please contact me by email at for further information.

All the best,

From: Paul Juniper, BSc GIBiol.
46 The Tithings,
Halton Brook,
Cheshire, WA7 2DT.

Senior Keeper, Southport Zoo and Conservation Trust.


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.


Research Assistant post available.

International Zoo Veterinary Group has a vacancy for an additional
person for their research department. Basic requirements are a BSc
(or equivalent) in Zoology, Marine Biology or similar subject, some
zoo experience and good computer/internet skills. Personal traits
should include ability to work in a small team, good presentation
skills and personal appearance, and a keen interest in conservation
and zoo education. Car ownership essential. Further advantages
would be a strong interest (biological rather than sentimental) in
marine mammals, and European language ability.

This is an office rather than a field job, but some travel will be
involved. The applicant should be prepared to move to West Yorkshire.

Applications with c.v. and photograph by e-mail to or by mail to International Zoo Veterinary Group,
Keighley Business Centre, South Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21


Work Experience Placements (Animal Keeping / Research) at Chester Zoo
There are 12-month work experience placements available at Chester
Zoo, offering students the opportunity to gain practical experience
within a unique scientific/conservation environment. The placements
in animal keeping offer experience in animal husbandry and welfare by
assisting animal keeping staff on a particular section.
The placement in research offers the opportunity to gain knowledge of
various areas of zoo research by assisting the Research Officer.
Positions to start in September 2001.
For more information contact Jayne Quinn, Personnel Manager, Chester
Zoo, Caughall Road, Upton, Chester CH2 1LH, tel: 01244 650232,
closing date for applications is 28th Feb. 2001.





YO17 6UX




Sea Lion Trainer. Full time job. To start training of 1-3-1 Sea Lions
for next tourist season. Good conditions and salary. Apply in writing
with C.V. and recent passport photo to :

The Director. MONDE SAUVAGE SAFARI. Fange de Deigne 3. 4920 AYWAILLE




Requirements :-
Proven administration experience at a senior level, preferably gained
in business, diplomatic or scientific fields.

Experience in implementing and managing business plans.

Well developed liaison competence – good communication skills

Computer literacy.

Exposure to conservation issues

Willingness to travel is essential.

Willingness to settle in one of the following locations: Minneapolis
(USA), London (UK), Vienna (Austria) or Berne (Switzerland).


Facilitate an active relationship amongst all regions.

Co-ordinate all marketing activities.

Monitor and implement membership services and activities.

Lobby governents, international institutions and business.

Raise funds for the organisation.

Contact: Willie Labuschagne, President, World Association of Zoos
and Aquariums. P.O. Box 754, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa. Fax: +
2712 323-4540. E-mail: Closing date: 15th March 2001


Twycoss Zoo require an Experienced Primate Keeper. For further details
please telephone 01827 880250



The Department of Ornithology at the Bronx Zoo has a paid position
available for a behavioral enrichment intern, starting early in 2001.
The intern should have some background in animal behavior and research
methods. The intern will work with keepers to develop, construct and
implement effective enrichment objects and strategies, including
conducting research on the effect of enrichment items on birds in our
collection. Interested individuals should contact: John Rowden, PhD
Assistant Curator, Ornithology Wildlife Conservation Society 2300
Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10460 718-220-7153 Fax: 718-733-7300



Carnivores and rodents
Due to maternity, a full-time, permanent keeping position will be
available within our carnivore and rodent section. The position
involves acting in the absence of the Head Keeper, working with a
small team and will include cross-over with other sections. Minimum
2 - 3 years experience with small carnivores and rodents required.

An exciting opportunity for an invertebrate specialist/enthusiast has
also become available within our presentations section. A senior
keeper, minimum 2 - 3 years experience, is required to develop the
new invertebrate exhibit. Good working knowledge of zoos and animals
necessary as position will include cross-over with other sections.
Additional responsibilities include acting in the absence of the Head
Keeper and public animal encounters sessions.

Plus ?
Newly created seasonal cover keeper position, April 1st - 31st

The successful candidates will ideally have the C & G Animal
qualification. Benefits for all positions include a competitive wage
rate and alternate weekends off (no accommodation provided). For
further information, a job description and application form, please
phone Rebecca Burroughs on 01323 874106


Colchester Zoo are looking for a sincere and motivated individual
with an outgoing personality and a genuine interest in animal
management to commence as a Trainee Keeper. Good conditions and
renumeration are offered.
Interested parties should apply in writing enclosing a full CV and a
recent passport photo to The Directors, Colchester Zoo, Maldon Road,
Colchester, Essex CO3 SSL


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


Valdivia, Chile
20 – 26 January 2001
For further info contact:
or visit:
or write/phone/fax
Dr. Gonzalo Medina Vogel
Instituto de Ecología y Evolución
Universidad Austral de Chile
Casilla 567
Valdivia, Chile
Phone: +56/63 293061(office)
Fax: +56/637221344
Cell: +56/09/4688932

Little Owl Symposium
27th January 2001
Muncaster Castle
For further info e-mail:

Ecology and Conservation of Mini-antelope
Hosted by the Marwell Zimbabwe Trust
12th - 17th February 2001
For further info contact:

Zoo-Kunft 2001
am 16., 17. und 18. Februar 2001
Schloss Horst, Gelsenkirchen
Programm und Online Anmeldung
Programm und Anmeldung anfördern =

Environmental Management Symposium
Aalborg Zoo
1 - 4 March 2001
For further info e-mail:

9th Annual International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators
Orlando, Florida
1 - 4 March 2001
For further information e-mail:
Or visit:

International Congress on Testudo
7 – 10 March 2001
For further info contact:
Or visit

The Dallas Zoo presents a
to study endangered wildlife in Mexico
March 10-23, 2001
For further information please contact Wanda Weaver at (214) 670-6833
or e-mail Leanne at

3rd IMATA Regional Meeting Europe
(International Marine Animal Trainers Association)
Genova Aquarium
13th March 2001
For further information please contact:
Sabrina Labberte
+39.039.6612829 phone / fax email

Seminar on keeping otters in captivity
14th - 16th March 2001
German Otter Centre
For further details please contact Aktion Fischotterschutz, OTTER-
ZENTRUM,29386 Hankensbüttel, Germany, Fax +49-5832-980851, e-mail:

2001 Annual ASZK/ARAZPA Conference
"Zoos as Ecotourism Destinations"
26th - 30th March 2001
Western Plains Zoo
Dubbo, New South Wales
For further information
or visit:

Riddle's Second Elephant Ultrasound Workshop
28 March - 1st April 2001
For further info please e-mail:

Second European Zoo Nutrition Conference
6 - 9th April 2001
United Kingdom
For further information contact:
or visit:
or by post/fax to: Zoo Nutrition 2001,
Marwell Zoological Park, Owslebury, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1JH,
United Kingdom. Fax: (0) 1962 777511.

26th Conference -- Animal Transportation Association
29 Apr - 2 May 2001
Toronto, Canada

Annual Conference and General Meeting of the Federation of Zoological
Gardens of Great Britain and Ireland
London Zoo
United Kingdom
10th - 13th May 2001
For further info contact:

British Veterinary Zoological Society
"Zoo & Wildlife Care in the 21st Century"
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Clifton, Bristol
United Kingdom
12th - 13th May 2001
For registration details contact Derek Lyon MRCVS at 7, Bridgewater
Mews, Gresford Heath, Pandy, Wrexham LL12 8EQ. Email
TEL NO:- 01978 852866 FAX: 01978 852065
To present a paper, or discuss how you can contribute to this
meeting, please contact Sharon Redrobe MRCVS at Bristol Zoo Gardens,
Bristol BS8 3HA, Email, Fax 0870 133 8308,
Tel 0117 970 6176
See also the British Veterinary Zoological Society Website at

Thirteenth International Conference on Bear Management and Research
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA
21 - 25 May 2001
For further info visit:

2001 International Conference on Exotics (ICE2001)
31 May - 3 June 2001
Lago Mar Resort
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
For further info contact:
or visit:

Attached to the above meeting on May 30th there be a wetlab on
Ultrasound Interpretation in Exotic Species. Contact: for further info.
And a TWO day exotic species endoscopy lab preceding the conference
program. For further info contact

3rd Regional Conference on Marketing in Zoos
Loro Parque
1 – 2 June 2001
For further info contact:

International Elephant and Rhino Research Symposium
Vienna Zoo Schoenbrunn
7 – 11 June 2001
For further info contact:
Or visit

Protea Keurbooms River Lodge near Plettenberg Bay
South Africa
19 - 22 JUNE 2001
For further info visit:

Riddle's Third Elephant Ultrasound Workshop
20 June - 24 June 2001
For further info please e-mail:

Endangered Species Conservation and Zoos
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust Summer School
16 July - 3 August 2001
For further info contact:

The 8th International Waterfowl and Wetlands Symposium
Hyatt Regency, Washington
in Washington D. C.,
20 - 22 July 2001
For further info contact:
or visit: (after January 15, 2001).
or write to:
Brenda Carlson
Ducks Unlimited
One Waterfowl Way
Memphis, Tennessee 38120
(901) 758-3707
(A Latin American and Caribbean Waterfowl Conference Workshop will be
held on the day prior to the symposium

European Zoo Educators Congress 2001
Marwell Zoological Park
6 - 10 September 2001
For further info contact:

Amazon Ungulate Workshop
Cartagena de Indias
10 - 14 September 2001
For further info visit:

Zoo Collectors Meeting
15 - 16 September 2001
London, UK
(Details when I have them)

Elasmobranch Husbandry Symposium
3 - 7th October 2001
For further info visit:

5th International Conference on Environmental Enrichment
Taronga Zoo
4 - 9 November 2001
For further info contact:
Or visit

First International Tapir Symposium
4th - 8th November 2001
San Jose
Costa Rica
For further info visit:

Fourth World Congress of Herpetology
2 - 9 December 2001
Sri Lanka
Please pre-register at website:

23 International Ornithological Congress
11 - 17 August 2002
For further info contact:
or visit:
or write/phone/fax
Mr. LIU Feng, IOC2002/CICCST, 86 Xueyuan Nan Road, Beijing 100081,
Fax: (86-10) 6218 0142 Tel. (86-10) 6217 4952

Vth International Parrot Convention
19 – 22 September 2002
Puerto de la Cruz
Tenerife, Spain
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Primate Dissertation

As part of my degree we have a dissertation module, for my
project I am studying the Colombian spider monkey and the Sulawesi
crested macaques (doing a comparison of a primate which is quite
aggressive to its young and one which is not). I am looking at play
interactions in the group made by the juveniles to the adults and
other offspring in the group. So I am looking for information on both
primates plus any information on any primate play interaction which
has been published or not.

Any information by anyone is greatly received.

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