Sunday, March 11, 2001

ZooNews Digest 5th - 11th March 2001 (Zoo News 145)

Dear Colleague,

A troublesome week. Software failure meant that my connection to the
internet failed. Not only was I unable to do any searches but was
unable to receive or send any mail. In fact a lot of mail was lost
completely. Somehow I have managed to sort the first two problems out
but am still struggling (and pulling my hair out) with the third. So
my apologies to those of you who were awaiting replies to letters.
You are not forgotten, it is just a bit more difficult to acomplish
than previous. Providing your letter was not one of the lost.
Hopefully I will get it sorted this next couple of weeks. I am
currently concentrating on trying to recover other projects I have
lost. If it wasn't for my continued generous loan of a laptop I would
find it difficult to accomplish anything.
Enough of personal problems. This foot and mouth plague continues to
worsen. The first confirmed case in France today (13th March). More
cases each day in the UK and no sign of peaking or levelling off. It
is a worrying time for us all in Europe. Conspiracy theories abound.
I note that Calgary in Canada is starting to take precautions. A wise
move I believe. This is no time for anyone to become complacent. We
are only too familiar that animal related industries are affected to
some degree. It doesn't stop there though. The whole tourist industry
and associated suppliers are suffering too. A friend of a friend who
supplies fruit and veg to local hotels has seen his daily turnover
drop from £400 to just £5. There are many worse off than him. At
least he had some cash come in.
As far as I am aware all the zoos which did close still remain
closed. This is definitely starting to hurt. The weather has been
dry, cool and pleasant. In fact, perfect zoo visit weather, and not a
visitor in sight. Easter is not too far away. The thought of zoos
being closed then is a very worrying thought. The UK's largest zoo
has even raised the subject of bankruptcy.
If you have a visit to the UK planned however. Don't cancel. In the
towns and cities everything is as normal. We still have all the usual
touristy things and the food remains excellent. Even the beef is
great. I have never stopped eating it. It is just the countryside
that is `no go' right now. This nasty little virus is spread so
easily, in the air, by birds, cars, hay, people, foxes no doubt and
so much more. In fact it would be difficult to think of something
which it could not hitch a lift with. Surprising too is the range of
creatures that can affected by it. Grey Squirrels, Hedgehogs,
Camelids, Porcupines, Bears. Not a cloven hoof in sight.

Despite 7 Decades Free of Foot-and-Mouth, U.S. Can't Rest Easy

Foot-and-mouth crisis far from over, cases top 100
(Copenhagen Zoo)

Foot-and-mouth prompts Dutch zoo to deter some visitors
(Artis Zoo)

Paris zoos close over foot-and-mouth fears

Foot and mouth leaves zoo animals pining for visitors
(Bristol Zoo)

Dutch close zoos to prevent foot-and-mouth

Arkansas zoo is urged to forget elephant plan

Privatizing zoo will be considered
(Houston Zoo)

Cameron Park Zoo adds third lion

Hogle Zoo's Youngest Asian Elephant Dies

Elephant Ellen to get companion at LR Zoo

It's elephant aerobics for pregnant Rafiki
(Toledo Zoo)

Leopard in French zoo had feline version of mad-cow disease

Mid-state marine treatment centers filled with sick turtles

Frozen Zoo offers future for animals

Bonobo Field Researcher Spearheads Congo Parks Relief Mission

Experts aghast at breeding center, say its tigers should be
(Heilongjiang Siberian Tiger Park)

Tigress dies in Vizag zoo
(Indira Gandhi Zoological Park)


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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Hello Singapore!!

One of my keepers, Sarah Lawrence, has resigned and will be making a
once in a lifetime trip around the world. She will be travelling on a
very limited budget (don't all zoo staff?). She will be in Singapore
22nd to 24th March and is looking for cheap accommodation and someone
to show her round zoo etc. If you are in a position to help please e-
mail me and I will pass your message on. Thanks.
Peter Dickinson

ABWAK AGM meeting has been cancelled.


Since 1994, the Zoological Society of San Diego, in conjunction with
the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF), has been organizing teams of
representatives from interested zoos to assist in collecting field
data in Australia with regard to koala habitat utilization and tree
species preferences. The data gathered will be analyzed to develop
regional models for habitat use by koalas and to subsequently
complete further computerized Geographic Information System based
mapping specific to koalas called the 'Koala Habitat Atlas'.

Two 2001 field expeditions are currently being offered to zoo
representatives interested in participating in this koala
conservation effort. Proposed dates for the expeditions are as

1. August 12 to 25 (Noosa. Queensland): This trip will continue
investigation of the impacts of habitat fragmentation in this area,
to refine the identification of Habitat Linking Areas and Habitat
Buffers, and to prepare for the production of a Shire-wide Koala Plan
of Management. Participants will be charged US$1,000 for room, board
and transportation for the duration of the field work. Participants
will fly in to Brisbane, and will be transported by the AKF to field
work locations in Noosa.

2. November 4 to 17 (New South Wales South Western Slopes/South
Eastern Highlands): This trip will incorporate the AKF's "Status of
the Koala" conference, being held in Canberra from 5 to 7 November.
The field trip following the conference will be the first to this
region of New South Wales, and will aim to collect initial data on
tree species preference and habitat use, as well as population
distribution. Participants will be charged US$1,200 to attend both
the full conference and the field trip (all room, board and
transportation costs covered for the duration of the conference and
field work), or US$800 to attend the field trip component alone. The
field trip will focus on a number of target areas within an
approximately 150km radius of Canberra and will depart from Canberra
on the morning of 8 November. Participants will fly in to Canberra
and will be transported by the AKF to field work locations.

Accommodation during the field work may be in dormitory type
facilities with participants helping to prepare group meals. Total
costs incurred by each participant include the prices above, plus
airfare and any extra costs incurred outside of the actual field
work, such as hotel and meal expense before or after the field work
is complete. Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first come
first serve basis.

Interested participants should contact Valerie Thompson by mail, fax,
phone, or e-mail as listed : Valerie Thompson, Associate Curator of
Mammals, San Diego Zoo, P.O. Box 120551, San Diego, CA 92112-0551;
phone (619) 685-3226, fax (619) 232-4117, e-mail


Judith Gagen, Director of Public Relations of Indianapolis Zoological
Society, Inc was one of many people who sent their kind thoughts and
wishes to us in these times of F & M. Thanks to you all.

Judith also sent the following news: "Thought you would like to know
that our baby elephant reached her one year birthday this past
Tuesday - 800 pounds & going strong! There was a nice story on
this and our planned expansion of our elephant exhibit in the 3/6/01
edition of the Indianapolis Star. Also, just spoke with a Charlotte
Scott at the BBC, who tells me they are working on a three-part
series for `Inside Animals' that will detail artificial insemination
for elephants. Since it's being done in cooperation with the
Discovery Channel, we should see it over here at some point."

Thanks Judith
Shape of Enrichment Video Library - Europe

The habitat where an animal lives, is made up of a rich mix of a
diversity of stimuli. The organism must respond appropriately in
order to survive and reproduce. The environment consists of living
and non living components. In the wild the animals have to search for
their food, shelter, conspecifics, predators and defend territories.

Captivity can affect drastically animal behaviour. Boredom is the
resulting effect and enrichment should enhance the active character
of behaviour. There is a need for promoting increasing natural
behaviour and reducing abnormal patterns of behaviour. Environmental
enrichment is the provision of stimuli of species-appropriate
behavioural and mental activities in an understimulating environment
in captivity.

Managing the environment of captive animals may give them an optimise
their activity time, and display some behaviours that they show in
the wild. There are two different approaches for environmental
enrichment: The "naturalistic" and the "mechanistic" one.

Main items:
a) social dynamics (interspecific interactions, composing certain
groups or/ and exchange individuals, depending on the social
structure of certain species).

b) socialised enclosures (intraspecific interactions, by keeping
certain species together).

c) nutrition (food related enrichment depending on quantity, size,
time of donation and degree of availability.

d) structuring the enclosures for species specific use.

e) keeper (human contact and interactions)

f) visitor guiding (selected possibilities for creating areas for
interactions between visitors and animals but also hiding areas).

Enrichment is not merely a slogan anymore, but has become a main
aspect of modern zoo biology. Thus some of the issues which Heini
Hediger promoted already 50 years ago are now gaining significance.
Meanwhile, enrichment conferences and seminars are held regularly not
only in the States, but also in Europe.

A working group called "Shape of Enrichment" was founded in the
United States in 1991, which focuses on enrichment for zoo and
wildlife animals and is run as a non-profit organisation since 1996.
In close co-operation with AAZK (American Association of Zoo
Keepers), one of their key activities was, beside the issue of a
periodical of the same name, the building up of a video library,
whose video tapes are lent free of charge to interested institutions.

The request for information on this topic grew considerably, owing to
the spirit of the times. Enrichment is not merely a slogan anymore,
but has become a main aspect of modern zoo biology.

On January 1st, 2001, Schoenbrunn Zoo opened the European subsidiary
and offers the entire "Shape of Enrichment" video collection for loan
to interested colleagues in Europe, Africa and the Near East.
Institutions can borrow up to three videos at once, for a fortnight.
Presently, the collection comprises 48 different video tapes in PAL
and NTSC systems.

The present different methods of behavioral enrichment for different
species of birds and mammals and their respective behavioral patterns.

"Shape of Enrichment" European subsidiary can be reached on the
Internet: with an order form
and detailed conditions for interested institutions.

With this new service of the Schoenbrunn Zoo is it now possible to
deliver this specific Videos to the different geographical regions
much easier and quicker. In addition we are working at the
Schoenbrunn Zoo on new video films in close co-operation with other

It will suffice to fill in the order form directly via internet or
print it out and fax it to Schoenbrunn Zoo. Kindly address inquiries
directly to Harald Schwammer or
Sabine Frühwirth
Fax +43 1 877 96 41.

Dr. Harald M. Schwammer
Vice Director
Vienna Zoo
Maxingstrasse 13B
A-1130 Vienna / Austria

Title_ Institution__

Mixed Species Exhibits by Animal Choice_The Zoo__

Enrichment at the Taronga Zoo_Taronga Zoo__

Behavioural Enrichment by the People for the Animals_Rotterdam Zoo__

Environmental Enrichment: Advancing Animal Care_UFAW__

Habitat Enrichment Ideas from the Topeka Zoo_Topeka Zoo__

That´s Enrichment!_The Shape of Enrichment, Inc.__

A Look at Enrichment_The Shape of Enrichment Inc.__

Primates with Boomer Balls_Boomer Ball__

Gorilla Enrichment_Columbus Zoo__

Gorilla Enrichment_Denver Zoo__

Orangutan Medical Behavior Training_Brookfield Zoo, Illinois__

Stressless Research Monkey Capture_Animal Welfare Institute__

Primate Enrichment_Dallas Zoo__

Primate Enrichmente_Burnett Park Zoo__

Bungee Jumping Monkeys_Philadelphia Zoo__

Three Observations of Callitrichids Using an Artificial Gum Tree_The
Lubee Foundations__

Fruit Bat Enrichment_The Lubee Foundation__

Cat Enrichment_Dallas Zoo__

Caracass Feeding at Wildlife Safari

Bears with Boomer Balls_Boomer Ball__

The Bear Neccessities: Captive Enrichment for Polar Bears_UFAW__

Building a Polar Bear Den at the Calgary Zoo_Calgary Zoo, Canada_
Sea Otter Enrichment_Monterey Bay Aquarium__

Kansas City Giraffe and Rhino Enrichment___

Mission: Enrichment (hoofed stock)_Dallas Zoo__

Positive Approach to Parrots as Pets, Tape 1: Understanding Bird
Behavior_Natural Encounters__

Positive Approach to Parrots as Pets, Tape 2: Training through
Positive Reinforcement_Natural Encounters__

Target Training_Brookfield Zoo, Illinois__

The Training Game_Brookfield Zoo, Illinois__

Enrichment for Canivores_Sunset Zoo__

Snow Falls at Elephants_San Diego Wild Animal Park__

The Menagerie´s Medium_San Diego Zoo__

Environmental Enrichment Program_Metro Washington Park Zoo__

Enrichment Day at Utah´s Hogle Zoo_Hogle Zoo__

Enrichment at the Zoo including Tamarins on the Loose_Gulf Breeze
Zoo, Florida__

Training Program for Semen Collection in Gorillas_Henry Doorly Zoo__

Olfactory Enrichment: Rodrigue´s Flying Fox_Lubee Foundations__

Carnivore Enrichment_Kolmarden Zoo__

Bear Exhibit Renovations_Woodland Park Zoo__

Elephant Feeder Ball Introduction_San Diego Wild Animal Park__

Kangoroo and Wallaby Enrichment at the Philadelphia Zoo_Philadelphia

Tree Kangoroo Pouch Check Training_Brookfield Zoo, Illinois__

Primate Enrichment_Columbus Zoo__

Carnivore Enrichment_Columbus Zoo__

Columbus Zoo Enrichment_Columbus Zoo__

Manatee Enrichment_Columbus Zoo__

The ABC´s & 123´s of Enrichment_Hogle Zoo__

Taking Enrichment to the next level_Hogle Zoo__

Video Library


Experience "Zoo Africa", Munda Wanga, Zambia.

Three week volunteer opportunities available for those interested in
gaining hands on experience at a third world Zoo, finding its feet
after years of neglect. Interested? send for more information.
Contact Sarah Wagner. Limited places available for 2001.

Munda Wanga Trust
PO Box 38267
Tel: 00-260-1-278456
Fax: 00-260-1-278529


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.
Field Research Opportunity

Sumatran Tiger Research Project

Chris Carbone, Research Fellow at the Institute of Zoology, is
looking for a volunteer to help set up and conduct a secondary sign
survey of tigers in South-eastern Sumatra. The project is scheduled
to start in May 2001 and run for three months.

The volunteer should ideally have field work experience in the
tropics, a Bsc, or equivalent experience and preferably have some
experience with monitoring animals (e.g. knowledge of mapping
software, GPS data recording, tracking etc,. would be very useful.

All costs of travel, medical expenses and living costs during the
survey will be covered by the project.

Anyone interested in applying should contact Chris Carbone:

Chris Carbone,
Research Fellow,
Institute of Zoology,
The Zoological Society of London,
Regent's Park,

Tel: (44) 020 7449-6634
Fax: (44) 020 748 2237

The deadline for receipt of applications is 16th March 2001


Job Posting

National Aviary in Pittsburgh

Posted March 4, 2001

Department Animal Care

Position Area Lead Keeper

Type Hourly, Non-Exempt

Pay Range $21,749 - $28,644, plus benefits

Start Date Immediate

Deadline March 31, 2001

Oversee the smooth functioning of your assigned section and act as
team leader for assigned staff. Responsible for care, observations,
knowledge and well being of all animals in appointed area. Area Lead
Keeper is the representative for assigned area and as such is
responsible for the order, cleanliness, efficiency and "look" of
designated section.

Coordinates daily activities of staff assigned to Area Lead Keeper's
section including, training and motivating keepers, and ensuring that
all duties and projects are completed in a timely fashion. Monitors
actions of keepers and their interactions with visitors, report
problems and make recommendations to the Curator and other management
staff. Coordinate the training and activities of the Animal Care
Volunteers. Serves for Assistant Curator in his/her absence as
assigned. Perform keeper duties as required. Support all other
departments as required.

Bachelor's degree (B.S.) or equivalent from four-year college or
university in natural sciences: and/or two to five years experience
at an AZA institution working with birds. Must have previous bird
experience. Must be able to work weekends and holidays; overtime
mandatory on an as needed basis. Able to stand for extended periods
of time and be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Vision corrected
to 20/20. Valid PA Drivers License and proof of employment
eligibility required.

Please submit an application and resume to:
James Mejeur, Curator of Birds
National Aviary in Pittsburgh
Allegheny Commons West
Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Bristol Zoo Gardens
Education Officer (Summer 2001)
(Temporary: 2nd April - 2nd Sept)

The Education Department requires a fifth Education Officer to assist
with the busiest teaching months(April to July 2001) and with public
education activities (July-Sept), 5days a week. Applicants will be
required to teach sessions within the Zoo's purpose-built Education
Centre, on a range of topics, to groups of varying age and ability.
Good communication skills and basic animal/conservation knowledge
essential. Closing date for completed application forms, Monday 19th
March. Interviews will be held on Weds 21st March and Thursday 22nd
March and the appointment begins on Monday 2nd April.

Interested applicants please contact: Education Department, Bristol
Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA,Tel: 0117 970 6176, email: ; no later than March 15th for an
application form.


BANHAM ZOO requires an Experienced Primate Keeper Banham Zoo is a
progressive wildlife collection committed to staff development and
training. In 2000 the Zoo was rated by the WHICH? report to be the
3rd best zoological collection in the UK. We have a large and varied
primate collection and are looking for a motivated Primate Keeper to
join our team. Experience with Lemurs and Callitrichids would be an
advantage and an interest in environmental enrichment an absolute
necessity. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate
excellent communication and husbandry skills and have a flexible
approach to animal management. The ability to supervise a small,
dedicated team of keepers in providing the best possible husbandry,
as directed by our Head Keeper, is essential and the Zoo Animal
Management certificate would be desirable. Accommodation is
available if required. If you have the skills we require and would
like to join us please apply in writing enclosing a current CV:Mike
Woolham, Assistant Zoo Animal Manager, Banham Zoo, The Grove, Banham,
Norwich, NR16 2HE.


Aviculturist / Lorikeet Aviary
Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA.

Aviculturist/Lorikeet Aviary (2 positions): Requires Bachelor's
degree in biological sciences or related field. Sufficient quality
and quantity of equivalent experience will be considered as
substitution for degree. Must have experience with the husbandry and
biology of Psittacines in general with preference towards Lorikeets
(Trichoglossus sp.).

Responsibilities will include husbandry care (including behavioral
training), medical treatments, exhibit maintenance and record keeping
of a large walk-through aviary. A background in operant conditioning
is desired. Additionally, public presentations are a key component
of our exhibits and this position requires engaging the guests daily
in a professional and entertaining manner. The position will require
long hours of standing/walking and the ability to lift and carry up
to 50 lbs. These are immediate fill positions.

Please send letter/resume/ three references/salary history to: Human
Resources Department, Aquarium of the Pacific, 310 Golden Shore,
Suite 300, Long Beach, CA 90802. . Fax: 562-951-1669; e-mail:


Blackpool Zoo
Seasonal Education Assistants

Blackpool Zoo Education department are looking for up to 5 dynamic
and gifted education staff to assist the education officer, in the
preparation and delivery of this years education and events program.

Working in our newly expanded education department, you will be
responsible for delivering public presentations, the new schools
programme plus assisting with weekend and holiday events and general
administration duties.
You will have a friendly and outgoing personality and an enthusiasm
for conservation education.
Knowledge of the zoo world will help you integrate messages of
conservation into the work of the department.
A Zoology degree or other related degree would assist you to deliver
the sessions with the appropriate accuracy.
You will have experience of working with children and /or the general

Days of work will vary, but hours will be about 30 per week
Pay will be approximately £4.60 per hour

For an informal discussion, an application form and /or further
details please phone NAN SWANNIE (Education Officer) on (01253) 830
805 or Write to Nan Swannie at Blackpool Zoo, East Park Drive,
Blackpool FY3 8PP

Closing date for applications: 23rd March 2001
Proposed interview date: 30th March 2001



We are looking for three experienced members of staff, preferably
with the City & Guilds Certificate in Animal Management, who are
familiar with accepted husbandry practices and standards, and have an
interest in breeding programmes and conservation:

BIRD KEEPER for the Tropical Bird House

AQUARIST for the Aquarium


Starting salary is dependent on relevant experience and

Please send a curriculum vitae with covering letter to the Personnel
Department, London Zoo, Regent's Park, London NW1 4RY. Tel:
0207-449-6253. Email -


2 Mammal Keepers needed to expand the growing team at South Lakes.
Some experience with White Rhino, Giraffe, Primates, Bears and Cats
an advantage. For further details and conditions contact: Roy Pirie,
Admin Dept.South Lakes Wild Animal Park,Dalton-in Furness, Cumbria
LA15 8JR.
Closing date for applications. MARCH 16th 2001




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 governments, 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


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


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

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:

23rd - 25th March 2001
Hosted by the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs, Colorado
To be held at the DoubleTree Hotel 1-800-222-TREE
For complete up to date information and/or registration, please
see our website at -or- the January 2001

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.

Information Technology Conference
22nd – 25th April 2001
National Aquarium
For more information on the conference, please visit

Bear Essentials: Back To The Basics Of Bear Care
April 27-30, 2001
Detroit Zoo
For more information:

AZA Central Workshop April 26-28, 2001
26th - 28th April 2001
Hosted by the Detroit Zoological Institute, Royal Oak,
To be held at the Hotel Pontchartrain in Detroit call
1-877-965-9464 for reservations. For complete up to date
information and/or registration, please see our Web site at –or- the January 2001 Communiqué.

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:

29th - 31st May 2001
Simon Bolivar Zoo
For further info contact Sonia Alziper on:
Pre-registration e-mail address:
If you have questions about the workshop, housing or tours,
contact Pat Quillen at e-mail : or fax: (760)
749 - 1324

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

The International Society for Anthrozoology
2nd - 4th August 2001
Details about the conference and abstract submittal can be found at
the ISAZ website

1st – 5th September 2001

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:

The 6th European Squirrel Workshop
11th to 13th September 2001
Acqui Terme (Alessandria)
For further info visit:

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

Incubation and Fertility Research Group 2001
17th - 18th September 2001
St Edmunds Hall
University of Oxford
For further info visit:
or e-mail:

EAZA Conference 2001
18th - 23rd September
For registration and other details please visit:
EAZA office.

World Pheasant Association International Annual Convention
29th – 30th September 2001
Jersey Zoo
For further information:

AAZK 2001 National Conference
30th September – 4th October
Toronto, Ontario
For more information please visit:
or e-mail:

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:

Committing to Conservation Conference
28th November - 2nd December 2001
Brevard Zoo
Melbourne, Florida
For further info contact:

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:

International Colloquium on the Biology of the Soricidae II
14-18 October 2002
Powdermill Biological Station
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Website and Registration:

First International Conference on Zookeeping
The Netherlands
(Details when available)

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