Sunday, January 7, 2001

ZooNews Digest 1st - 7th January 2001 (Zoo News 136)

Dear Colleague,

During the recent freezing and snowy days it was all too easy to
forget about "global warming". However it was whilst I was thawing
out a frozen padlock in my hands that I pondered our planets
problems. Scanning the worlds cyber press each day I come across a
huge number of rather worrying stories. Lakes not thawing out in
Alaska and frozen lakes thawing for the first time in the Himalayas
to mention just a few. Lets hope that this year, this start of the
new millenium that our governments will get their acts together and
move towards preventing a serious situation turning into global
disaster. To be sure, this is something which affects us all. It is
action not blame which is needed to put things right. Zoos have a new
part to play.

Zoo thefts increase, oddly
(Toledo Zoo & others)

Blood Spectrum Drawn for Giant Pandas
(Beijing Zoo)

Elephants get Christmas leftovers
(London Zoo)

Woman wills $21 million to zoo, science foundation and university
(Philadelphia Zoo)

Hawks, falcon believed birdnapped from Canadian zoo
(Calgary Zoo)

Gorilla from Miami's Monkey Jungle gets natural habitat after 20
years in a cage

Ailing sea turtles wash ashore in cold Gulf waters
(Clearwater Marine Aquarium)

Ibis to have operation to enhance fertility
(Sado Crested Ibis Conservation Center)

The Honolulu Zoo does more than simply
display animals; it scientifically breeds
them to keep their species alive

Indian elephant tramples man and keeps the corpse

Tiger Farmer, Conservationists Clash

Tiny Shrimp Terrorizes Aquarium
(Monterey Bay Aquarium)

Giant Panda Exhibit Opens Jan. 10 at National Zoo

Facts behind the fury over captive dolphins
(Virginia Marine Science Museum)

Poachers kill second elephant in a week in India

Chimpanzee Sonny Reunited with Brother

London Zoo annual stocktake,,2-61317,00.html

Elephants invade northern Nigeria, sack 44 villages

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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It runs in the family

You may recollect the Los Angeles escape stories which appeared
recently. Example follows:

L.A. Zoo Wrestles With Primate Escapes From Aging Facility

I am reliably informed that the "Escape Artist", Evelyn (24), and Jim
(13), her "partner in crime" are mother and son.
Few of the news stories have seen mentioned the family connection.
Evelyn is apparantly exceptionally intelligent and it would appear
that Jim is too.


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ZOOS'PRINT, Volume XVI, Number 1, January 2001


Zoo Planning, Design and Landscape Architecture a Short Term Course

Zoo Planning and Design is (or should be) a Work of Joy and Creativity

Training on Captive Elephant Management: A Report

Bar Headed Goose (Anser indicus)

Hedge Hog. K. Ramachandran

Report of the Committee on Death of Tigers at Nandankanan Zoo

The Four Horned Antelope (Chousingha)

Websites for 169 Zoos

CBSG SSC IUCN Annual Meeting Reports

IUCN Draft Policy on the Management of ex situ Populations for

Bushmeat Crisis



Species Survival Commission – 2001


Committee on Inter-regional Conservation Cooperation

CITES Captive breeding Policy (Animal Committee)

Preventing the Introduction of Alien and Invasive Species – code of

CONSERVATION Handbook for Zoo Conservation


South East Asian Zoo Association (SEAZA)

Central Zoo Authority Report (CZA)

Pullouts in this issue:
BAT NET Newsletter Vol 2. No 1
ZOOS' PRINT Magazine and Journal Index for 2000
CBSG India Membership details

ZOOS' PRINT Journal Vol.16, No.1 January 2001

Another Indian Species of Homoporus Thomson (Hymenoptera
Chalcidoidea: Pteromalidae) – PM Sureshan and TC Narendran

Studies on the Binturongs (Arctictis binturong) in Captivity at the
Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Vandalur – C Arivazhagan and K


Fish Diversity of Kolli Hills, Western Ghats, Salem District, Tamil
Nadu - Chellam Balasundaram, R. Arumugam and P.Bala Murugan


The Identuty of `Champakkad Large' Gooseberry in Chinnar Wildlife
Sanctuary, Kerala – N Sasidharan

Satyriom nepalense D.Don in the upper Nilgiri Plateau, with emphasis
on its ethnobotanic link with the Toda tribals – Tarun Chhabra

Coelogyne mossiae Rolfe in the upper Nilgiri Plateau – Tarun Chhabra

Schneider's Leaf-nosed Bat hipposideros speoris (Schneider, 1800) – A
food item of an accipiterspecies – C Srinivasulu

Use of Deltamethrin on tick infested snakes – Swapan Kumar Sur,
Gobinda Lal Ghosh and Durga Das Chatterjee

Use of Ivermectin in tigers for removing intestinal parasites –
Swapan Kumar Sur, Gobinda Lal Ghosh and Druga Das Chatterjee



16th July to 3rd August, 2001

This is an intensive course aimed at zoo staff, students and lay
with a strong interest in conservation and/or captive breeding. A
combination of lectures, workshops and project work provides
participants with a deeper understanding of endangered species
management and how zoological institutions can be an aid to species

Closing date for applications:
31st January, 2001

For further information contact:
The Summer School Co-ordinator,
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust,
Trinity, Jersey, Channel Islands
Tel: 01534 860037
Fax: 01534 860002
E Mail:


International Zoo News Vol. 47/8 (No. 305) December 2000

Obituary - Martin Bourne

The Setting Up of a Public Walk-through Mixed Lemur Exhibit - Darren

Some Unusual Mixed Exhibits at Poznan Zoo's Nocturnal House -
Radoslaw Ratajszczak and Ewa Trzesowska

The Philippine Eagle in Captivity Outside the Philippines, 1909-1988 -
Richard Weigl and Marvin L. Jones

Book Reviews
Annual Report
International Zoo News
Index to Contributors, Vol 47
Index to Books Reviewed, Vol 47
Subject Index, Vol 47

International Zoo News, 80 Cleveland road, Chichester, West Sussex,
PO19 2HF United Kingdom


British Veterinary Zoological Society
SPRING MEETING MAY 12/13th 2001 at Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton,

"Zoo & Wildlife Care in the 21st Century"

Hosted by Bristol Zoo Gardens
Voted Zoo of the Year 2000

The Conference Idea
In view of the increasing number of 'new' vets based at zoos in the
UK and the new Secretary of State's Standards of Modern Zoo Practice,
this meeting will focus on issues relevant to the practice of modern
zoo veterinary medicine. The meeting will be useful and informative
to those dealing with small collections or major zoos. Recent
advances in wildlife medicine and issues will also be discussed. The
proceedings produced will be an up to date addition to your library
on this topic.

Call for papers
This is therefore a call for papers on topics concerning health
screening or group diseases. Case studies or literature overviews are
welcome. Time will be allowed on the programme for discussion and
debate. We'd like to encourage as many people as possible who are
working in this area to meet each other and discuss issues affecting
zoo medicine today.
Areas will include mammals (primates, large carnivores, large
herbivores), reptiles, amphibians, fish, invertebrates. Common group
diseases to be discussed include Yersiniosis, Tuberculosis (avian and
mammal), Cryptosporidiosis, Salmonellosis.

All contributions welcome on topics concerning zoos, wildlife,
commercial breeders and private clients. Poster, short case reports,
longer case studies, general overview papers all called for. A
written abstract or full paper for the proceedings is required.

Ideal for those working for the RCVS Certificate or Diploma in
Zoological Medicine.

Great social side too!!

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

Our male chimpanzee "Joey" became a great grandfather yet again last
week. As usual he took the news without a flicker of interest.


The 3rd IMATA(International Marine Animal Trainers Association)
Regional Meeting Europe will be held on the 13th of March 2001 at the
Genova Aquarium in Genova-Italy.

For further information please contact:

Sabrina Labberte
+39.039.6612829 phone / fax email




Eighth annual International School for Elephant Management. The
course will target two experience levels: Professionals (persons
having worked full-time for at least one year with elephants) May 4 -
17, 2001
Non-professionals (persons interested in, or desiring to work with
elephants) May 19 - June 1, 2001 or September 21 - October 4, 2001
For more information, or a registration packet, please
contact the sanctuary office:

Riddle's Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
P.O. Box 715
Greenbrier AR 72058
501-589-3291 phone
501-589-2248 fax


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

Elephant Team
Husband & wife team for handling/training/management position(s).
Ages 50 & mid-40's. Fifteen + years experience with elephant males &
females; African & Asian; adults and extensive experience with
babies. Unprotected contact.
Have performed, lectured, trained, transported elephants. Use calm,
quiet, easygoing handling methods. Want stable, permanent position(s)
in zoo or other. Anywhere in world considered. Excellent references.
Please reply to:


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.




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



Aquarium seeks new team members!

Positions: Aquarists/Head Aquarist

Deep Sea World, the National Aquarium of Scotland is searching for a
Head Aquarist/Assistant Curator and Aquarists to join our husbandry
Qualifications/Skills : For Head Aquarist: Must possess a BSc degree
in Biology or related field. Aminimum of 3 years experience in a
public aquarium. Scuba diving certificate to HSE part 4 or
equivalent. Team supervisory experience required.
For Aquarists: Have experience in aquatic animal husbandry and
welfare. Experience with amphibians and/or reptiles an advantage.
Practical DIY skills desirable. Scuba diving certificate desirable.
Must be a team player.
Please submit your CV and a cover letter to Mr Matthew Kane, Curator
Deep Sea World, North Queensferry, Fife, Scotland KY11 1JR. e-mail: Fax: 01383 410514. Closing date: 10th
January 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


(Position Class 12400)

An opening now exists for the Zoo Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians
position at the Dallas Zoo. This position provides supervision to the
Reptile Department staff of nine. Duties include overseeing Reptile
Department functions such as specimen acquisition, de-acquisition,
husbandry, and exhibition; facility design and maintenance; education
and conservation programs; staff safety, training and development;
and public relations activities to meet annually established goals
and objectives.
Additional duties include hiring, performance planning and evaluation;
development of relevant research projects; budget development and
administration; stocking anti-venins; ensuring compliance with all
relevant wildlife laws and regulations; participation in zoo-wide
improvement committees; and related duties as assigned. Beginning
salary ranges from $44,308 to $58,581.

Qualified applicants should have at least five years supervisory
experience at a public zoo or reptile facility and an academic degree
the Life Sciences or equivalent. Advanced degree preferred. The
candidate's behavioral characteristics should include initiative and
follow-through; punctuality; creativity; strong and positive
interpersonal and teambuilding skills; and a commitment to excellence
in one of the world's great herpetological programs.

Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director
for Animal Management at the Dallas Zoo.

Position is subject to drug/alcohol testing. Negative TB test

Individuals interested in this position should submit an application
resume by February 15, 2000 to:

City of Dallas Human Resources Department
1500 Marilla
City Hall, Room 6AN
Dallas, TX 75201


include at least five years supervisory experience at a public zoo or
facility and an academic degree in the Life Sciences or equivalent.
Advanced degree preferred. Candidate's behavioral characteristics
should include initiative and follow-through; punctuality;
creativity; strong and positive interpersonal and teambuilding
skills; and a commitment to excellence in one of the world's great
herpetological programs. Position provides supervision to the
reptile department staff of nine. Duties include overseeing reptile
department functions such as specimen acquisition, de-acquisition,
husbandry, and exhibition; facility design and maintenance; education
and conservation programs; staff safety, training and development;
and public relations activities to meet annually established goals
and objectives. Additional duties include hiring, performance
planning and evaluation; development of relevant research projects;
budget development and administration; stocking anti-venins; ensuring
compliance with all relevant wildlife laws and regulations;
participation in zoo-wide improvement committees; and related duties
as assigned. Beginning salary ranges from $42,502 to $58,581.

Position is subject to drug and alcohol testing/negative TB test
required. Must have a valid Texas Class "C" driver's license. EOE.
Please call 214-670-6833 for a City of Dallas application form.
Applications must reach the address below by December 20, 2000.

Mail application to: City of Dallas
Human Resources Department
1500 Marilla, Room 6AN
Dallas, TX 75201


Zoo Atlanta is also currently seeking an elephant trainer. We are
looking for someone with free contact experience who is willing and
interested in working through a transition to protected contact.
IDEALLY we want someone with hands-on free contact experience but
would consider candidates who had done internships or attended
elephant handling school. Please see attachment for details. Debora
Anderson Assistant Curator of Elephant/Carnivores Zoo Atlanta

OPENING DATE: 12/14/00



This position is responsible for elephant husbandry and exhibit
maintenance in a transition elephant management program from free to
protected contact.


Participate in the care of the collection including training,
enrichment, and research.
Observe and monitor health and behavior, and communicate changes to
Maintain exhibits and holding areas
Assist veterinary staff and support Public Relations efforts


Four year degree in biology, psychology, zoology or related field
(sufficient relevant experience will be considered in partial
fulfillment of education requirement)
Experience with free and protected contact elephant management
Familiarity with and ability to apply operant conditioning techniques
Must actively support and participate in transition from free to
protected contact elephant management
Minimum of one year zookeeper experience or internship
Possess good communication skills and ability to interact with public
Able to function as a team member and support Zoo Atlanta's mission

Send resume to:
Kari Morani
Staffing Assistant
Human Resources
800 Cherokee Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
F: 404-624-5943

Keeper Carnivores


Position oversees and participates in the daily husbandry of
Zoo Atlanta's carnivore collection and maintenance of carnivore
facilities. The position reports to the Assistant Curator of
Elephants and Carnivores. (E/C)


Directly responsible for staff schedules, formulation and daily
implementation of carnivore policies, procedures and protocols to
ensure the highest standards of care for the carnivore collection as
well as safety of the public and staff
Participate in daily husbandry of the collection
Actively participate in workshops, seminars, activities and
conferences aimed at continually improving operant conditioning
training skills.
Work with E/C Assistant Curator in training Carnivore staff.
Actively foster constructive attitudes and a team orientation among
With the E/C Assistant Curator, develop specific and measurable
professional standards for the promotion and advancement of Carnivore
Responsible for special projects, procedures, and goals set forth by
the E/C Assistant Curator and /or the E/C staff as a group.
Responsible for maintaining the highest level of safety in the work
area through implementation of safety protocols and procedures.
In conjunction with the E/C Assistant Curator, act as coordinator
regarding veterinary concerns, General Curator, research, marketing,
education, maintenance, horticulture and other departments.


Four year degree in biology, psychology, zoology or related field
(sufficient relevant experience will be considered in partial
fulfillment of education requirement)
Must have 3 years experience with husbandry of large cats, preferably
within a successful breeding program
Familiarity with and ability to apply operant conditioning training
Demonstrated leadership and personnel management skills
Possess good communications skills and ability to interact with the
Able to function as a team member and support Zoo Atlanta's mission

Send resume to:
Kari Morani, Staffing Assistant
Human Resources
Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Ave., SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
Fax: 404-624-5943


Advancement contingent upon:
Successful and consistent implementation of E/C policies and
Measurable participation in research, training and education programs
Demonstrated leadership skills in one or more areas of research,
training, education, enrichment, or special projects.



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


Kangaroo Conservation Center

ANIMAL KEEPER: full-time position open, to be filled ASAP. We are
looking for an enthusiastic, mature and responsible individual to
work with the largest collection of kangaroos outside of Australia.
Bachelor's degree and zoological experience preferred; nonsmokers
only. Position involves working in all aspects of a zoological park,
including habitat cleaning and maintenance, diet preparation and
feeding, landscaping and exhibit construction, assisting with
veterinary care, record-keeping, and giving guided, educational tours
to visitors. Most animals are exhibited on large acreage, therefore
most work will be performed outdoors year-round.
Requires work on weekends, holidays, and flexible schedule hours.
Ability to operate and maintain heavy equipment, trucks, tractor,
etc., is necessary. Competitive salary will be commensurate with
Fax resume to 706-265-6261, e-mail to: or mail to:
Kangaroo Conservation Center, 222 Bailey-Waters Rd., Dawsonville, GA
30534 (USA). Visit our website at for
more information on the Center


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


18th Congress of the International Primatological Society
7 - 12 January 2001
South Australia
For further info visit:

9th SEAZA Conference
South Eastern Zoo Association
7 - 10 January 2001
For further info contact:

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
12 - 17 February 2001
For further info contact:

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

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.

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:

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

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
For further info visit:

Help Wanted
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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.

Please send replies to Naomi at:


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African Elephant Bibliography

The following is an excellent site, particularly if you are
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The relaunched Zoopresseschau website is worth a visit. Take
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