Tuesday, May 5, 2009

ZooNews Digest 2nd - 5th May 2009 (Zoo News 591)

ZooNews Digest 2nd - 5th May 2009 (Zoo News 591)
Peter Dickinson peterd482001@yahoo.co.uk

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to see that Al Ain Wildlife Park (I will never get used to that name) are showing a greater interest in the animals and plants of the Arabian Peninsula and of their involvement with the zoo in Taiz in Yemen. Sad that there was no mention of greater involvement with other zoos within the UAE. The Breeding Centre for Endangered Arabian Wildlife in Sharjah remains my Best Zoo in the World and Al Ain could learn much from them.

The Giraffe calf deaths in Lucknow Zoo are very sad. Personally I think the incidents need further investigation. Giraffe births can be very frightening to the spectator and, unless controlled, there is a tendency towards keeper interference. I have seen it happen. Keeper runs in to help (be it deer, buffalo, gazelle or whatever) and well meaningly touches or rubs down the baby with straw. End of story....few mothers will then accept this strange looking little martian, which smells like a human, that has arrived from heaven knows where. I recall a Giraffe birth in Al Ain many years ago (same zoo as above) where the bull giraffe took over, forcing the cow out of the way, he kicked the baby till it stood. To the unobservant it looked like abuse till you realised a number of things. It was the heat of the day and he was using his much larger body to shade the calf from the sun and kicking it to get it up as quickly as possible. Okay it looked rough but when you know a giraffe kick can practically behead a lion it takes on a new perspective.

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On with the links:

Animal exchange
Weird and wonderful flora and fauna of the UAE and the Middle East will be given extra protection through a new conservation scheme.Arabian leopards, wolves and striped hyenas will be sent to Al Ain Wildlife Park as part of a pact with a zoo in Yemen to prevent the creatures from dying out.The park and Taiz Zoo have signed a deal to work together on local and international schemes to protect rare and indigenous species and plants of the Middle East.Desert flowers and aloe plants specific to south west Yemen will also be sent to the UAE as part of the project.In return, giraffes, black panthers and houbara birds will be sent to Yemen. The animal exchange programme will help the park’s ambitious expansion plans, which will eventually see it having its own desert ecosystem showcasing animals from across the Arabian peninsula in their natural habitat.“Together with the Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort, the Taiz Zoo can help protect endangered species across the Arabian Peninsula and help people learn about the plants and animals important to our common heritage”, said Abdul Hakim Mohamed, the zoo manager.The zoo will be given training in animal and plant care
http://www.7days.ae/storydetails.php?id=77527&title=Animal exchange

Elephant Experts Talk Care, Conservation
At Pittsburgh ZooAfrican Elephant Population DroppingThe Pittsburgh Zoo's African elephant herd has garnered a lot of attention in recent years, especially with the birth of two elephants almost one year ago.On Monday, a group of elephant experts arrived at the zoo to discuss care and conservation of the animals.The trip marked a homecoming for Amos Morris, who left Pittsburgh in January for a zoo director job in Evansville, Indiana."When I heard Barbara [Baker, zoo president and CEO] say Angeline is 900 pounds that is 400 pounds since I have http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/allegheny/19366194/detail.html

Peoria Zoo is Short Five-Million-Dollars
As the weather warms up - a trip to the zoo might be on your to-do list. The Peoria Zoo is about to open its new Africa Exhibit but they're still in need of a financial boost. The zoo is looking for five-million-dollars for a new entrance. It will serve as an information center for visitors, and offer a new gift and snack shop. Administrators have already started a fundraising campaign for the project. Officials hope to have enough funds for the new entrance by next year. The zoo has already raised 27-million-dollars for the Africa Exhibit. They plan to use the http://centralillinoisproud.com/content/fulltext/?cid=57372

Tiger pugmarks found at 10,000 ft
Pugmarks of a Royal Bengal Tiger have been found in the snow at an altitude of 10,000 feet in the Himalayas near Jelepla in eastern Sikkim after a gap of nearly 18 years, officials said. Officials called it a rare discovery, since tigers are usually found in the plains and almost never above 6,000 feet. The latest pugmarks were photographed March 27 in the Ganek-Lungto area in eastern Sikkim, Divisional Forest Officer (Wildlife) Karma Legshey said. Tiger pugmarks were last officially recorded at this altitude in Sikkim some 18 years ago, by then divisional forest officer Tshesum Lachungpa. Legshey said forest officials were on a routine patrol when they found the pugmarks on the snow in the north eastern part of the Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary in Sikkim. The team then recorded the altitude of the pugmark site using the Global Positioning System. They also measured the pugmarks and photographed it, he added. “The pugmarks measure 19 cm long and 17 cm wide with a stride of around 110 cm,” Legshey said, adding that a subsequent study confirmed the pugmarks as being those of a Royal Bengal Tiger. He added that the trail of around 70 metres (of the animal’s track) resembled that of a tiger on a “normal http://www.21stcenturytiger.org/index.php?pg=1241513111

White rhino born in Madrid Zoo
The calf is the first in Spain and the third in the world to be conceived by artificial inseminationSpain’s first white rhinoceros conceived by artificial insemination, a 65-kilo male calf, has been born at the Zoo Aquarium in Madrid.The 12 year old first-time mother gave birth late last Wednesday night, just 20 minutes after her waters broke. A little over an hour later, her baby was on its feet and having its first feed, after more than 500 days in the womb.The calf is the world’s third white rhino to be conceived

New Bristol Zoo exhibit opens
There is a rickety bridge, cascading waterfall, tropical birds and what looks like the tail fin of a light aircraft that has crashed into the jungle canopy.They are all part of Explorers' Creek, the new £250,000 attraction at Bristol Zoo that officially opened yesterday with a visit from children's television character Dora the Explorer.If the success of a new attraction can be judged by the number of happy, smiling faces, then Explorers' Creek is very successful indeed.Despite the cold weather, children were enjoying paddling about in Splash, a water play area with streams, dams and

Couple were abusive to zoo staff after peacock attack
A COUPLE were spoken to by police after they allegedly became abusive when a peacock attacked her 23-month-old daughter.Jasmine Cofilead travelled from North Yorkshire to Dalton’s South Lakes Wild Animal Park on April 19 with her daughter Tamzin and her husband. While walking around the park, Tamzin received a peck from a peacock.Mrs Cofilead said: “Our baby was bleeding like mad, and staff said they couldn’t treat her and told me to take her to the hospital.”But David Gill, owner of the zoo, said staff had asked Mrs Cofilead and her partner to leave, after they became abusive following the incident.Mr Gill said: “We had to get the police involved. They were very abusive to my staff, they were swearing in front of 200 people, including children. The father of the child wanted someone to go and kill the animal immediately.”The following day, Mr Gill reported the incident to police.He added: “We don’t deal with that sort of behaviour, we have a zero tolerance with abuse. I was http://moourl.com/xkr3t

Three wild pigs at Baghdad zoo were slaughtered on Saturday
amid concerns that swine flu could spread to Iraq, officials said."We received an order issued by the multi-ministry committee aimed at preventing swine flu to kill the three pigs that we have at the zoo," Baghdad zoo director Adel Salman Musa said.The decision to cull the boars came a day after the health ministry recommended that the pigs not be killed."It does not matter if we kill the three pigs in the zoo or not because the virus has become a virus that is transmitted between humans," health ministry spokesman Dr Ehassan Jafar said on Friday."We told the (the agriculture ministry) if you really want to kill them then just kill them," he said.Iraq has few pigs because the country's main religion of Islam considers their diet unclean and forbids pork for sanitary reasons. Wild boars do roam rural areas, however, especially in the north.Some countries have taken measures to cull pigs even though World Health Organisation (WHO) officials have questioned its effectiveness

Red wolf pups leave zoo for life in the wild
They are four tiny, chocolate-brown newborns. They're so young that their eyes aren't even open yet -- which could be for the best.The four red wolf pups just moved from the relative safety of Lincoln Park Zoo to a new home in the wild.On Friday, they flew from Chicago to North Carolina, where they were being placed in dens of wild wolves. If that's done when they're young enough, the adult wolves will raise the pups as their own, zoo officials said -- like canid foster parents.The cross-country move is part of program to save the critically endangered species.The red wolf was once common throughout the southeastern United States, but by the 1960s, the population was decimated because of a loss of habitat and the hunting and killing of the animals, feared as predators by farmers. Today, only an estimated 100 to 130 remain.These are the first Lincoln Park pups to be released into the wild.Adult wild red wolves wear special radio

Inqlings: This summer, it'll be geckos galore
A museum promotion so easy . . . even a caveman could do it.It's the summer of the lizard.The Academy of Natural Sciences and the Philadelphia Zoo are gearing up separate exhibitions based on geckos, the bug-eyed lizards made popular by the car-insurance commercials.The academy's is the larger and more academic of the two. "Geckos: Tails to Toepads" will run May 30 through Sept. 7. Exhibit creator Clyde Peeling, who runs Reptiland in Allenwood, Pa., says he's wrangling 18 species of geckos, including the giant day gecko that speaks (on TV, anyway) with a Cockney accent. The exhibition is insured, by the way, and not by Geico.The zoo's gecko exhibit, inside its Rare Animal Conservation Center, has the commercial tie-in, as it's sponsored by Geico and backed by the Association of Zoos

Giraffe deaths ring alarm in zoo
The deaths of two giraffe calves in two years have woken up the Lucknow zoo authorities to the problem of inbreeding. Since the pair was brought here in 2002-03, they have given birth to three calves. While the first female calf born in 2005 has survived, the other two died. They had no symptoms to indicate that they were suffering from genetic diseases. “It could be possible that the deaths were caused by inbreeding. We are now looking for a solution to the problem,” said Renu Singh, Director, Lucknow zoo. The giraffe pair—eight-year-old Sujata and nine-year-old Anubhav— was brought from the Alipur Zoo, Kolkata in exchange of nearly twenty swamp deer from Lucknow zoo. Their only surviving offspring,

Zoo launches breeding programme to save wildcats from extinction
THE UK's first captive breeding programme for Scottish wildcats is about to be launched at an English zoo amid fears the animals could be facing extinction.Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent is to recreate the wildcats' natural habitat in an enclosure designed to encourage the animals to hunt and breed as they would in the wild, it was revealed yesterday. The breeding cats will not be on display to the public.Human interaction will be kept to a minimum, making it easier for them to be returned to the wild. They will be fed through hatches and trap doors to encourage them to forage for food. Their enclosure, which will feature a copse of trees and a running stream, will initially house a pair of wildcats and any offspring. As the animals multiply, separate

National Zoo on panda pregnancy alert
Behavioral changes exhibited by the Washington National Zoo's giant female panda have put zoologists on a pregnancy alert, officials said.Detecting changes in her actions and hormones, zoo officials are cautiously optimistic Mei Xiang might be pregnant. However, they warn it may be another in a series of false pregnancies for the panda, The Washington Post reported Sunday.National Zoo spokeswoman Pamela Baker-Masson told the newspaper Mei Xiang is "denning," meaning she is transporting bamboo to a dark and quiet place, is eating less and is cradling her food and other objects. "Any (other) time I've seen Mei http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2009/05/03/National-Zoo-on-panda-pregnancy-alert/UPI-28531241379867/

Read this, click on the links. I am not in entire agreement with the slide show 'People being stupid with big cats' but I am with most.


The Zoo Biology Group is concerned with all disciplines involved inthe running of a Zoological Garden. Captive breeding, husbandry,cage design and construction, diets, enrichment, man management,record keeping, etc etc



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Safe-Capture International will be returning to Texas with the16 hour workshop "Chemical Immobilization of Animals" at the following locations:

Texas: Abilene: Abilene Zoo: June 2-3, 2009

Texas: Dallas: Dallas Zoo: September 14-15, 2009

Texas: Bastrop (near Austin): M.D. Anderson Cancer Center : September 17-18, 2009

Use this link to access Detailed Presentation Outlines: http://www.safecapture.com/New/zoo&exotic.html

Instructor information, printable registration forms and electronic registration are available on our website: www.safecapture.com Brochures containing all workshop details and registration materials are also available by telephone (608-767-3071) or e-mail (safecaptur@aol.com) request.

Our training program is presented over a 2 day period. It consists of 14 hours of multimedia/ lecture/ PowerPoint/ video presentation, followed by 2 hours of "Hands On" training where participants are divided into small groups and are taught how to safely use blowguns, long range projectors, darts, human protective safety equipment, and dart associated radio-tracking devices.

Topics to be discussed will include:
· Custom drug combinations and formulations which minimize induction times--the time from dart impact until the animal is immobilized. (Dr. Amass has drug combinations and techniques that will safely and rapidly limit the escape potential of most animals within 64 seconds to 3.5 minutes).
· Proper injection sites to ensure rapid drug absorption and effects
· Capture strategies to minimize capture stress on the animal, and procedural stress of the operator
· Advantages and disadvantages of the various commercially available darting systems
· Techniques for sighting in dart projectors to ensure accurate, atraumatic dart delivery
· Techniques and modifications which are necessary to have field accuracy and consistent results with currently manufactured darting systems and radiotracking devices.
· The latest in safe, practical species specific and scenario specific drug and dosage recommendations
· Dosage calculation
· How to re-dose animals incompletely immobilized on approach
· Where to obtain and how to use "superconcentrated" drugs which give you a faster knockdown, and allow you to use smaller, less traumatic darts
· Post immobilization care of animals
· Medical Monitoring: Assessment techniques to ensure the immobilized animal stays physiologically stable throughout the procedure
· Medical Emergencies associated with capture and handling: How to prevent, recognize, and treat: capture myopathy, shock, hyperthermia, hypothermia, seizures, and other complications which can be avoided and managed in association with immobilization
· Accidental human exposure to immobilizing medications: Which drugs are dangerous to humans? What can you expect with accidental human exposure? Standard Operating Procedures to prevent human exposure to immobilizing drugs. How to coordinate with your physician and local poison control to develop protocols should an accidental exposure occur.

For more information visit our website at www.safecapture.com or contact us at:
Safe-Capture International, Inc., PO Box 206 , Mount Horeb , Wisconsin 53572Tel: 608-767-3071, FAX: 608-767-3072, E-Mail: safecaptur@aol.com
Copyright © 2006-2009 Safe-Capture® International Inc.

Also Returning to:

North Carolina: Fayetteville : Fort Bragg : May 14-15, 2009

California: Oakland : Oakland Zoo: May 14-15, 2009

Texas: Abilene : Abilene Zoo: June 2-3, 2009

Virginia: Fredericksburg : Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy : August 17-18, 2009

Virginia: Fredericksburg : Directive 83-1 Capture Systems Certification Workbook and Dart Projector Qualification Day: August 19, 2009

Texas: Dallas : Dallas Zoo: September 14-15, 2009

Texas: Bastrop (near Austin ): M.D. Anderson Cancer Center : September 17-18, 2009

Florida: Kissimmee : Holiday Inn Main Gate East: September 21-22, 2009

North Carolina: Charlotte : Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Academy : October 6-7, 2009

Wisconsin: Stevens Point : UW College of Natural Resources : October 24-25, 2009

Illinois: Elgin : (NW Chicago Area): Elgin Police Department: November 17-18, 2009

And Many Others!! Visit Our Website www.safecapture.com for our most up to date list of program locations!!


Dear All,

6.00pm, 12 May 2009 – ZSL Scientific Meeting EXTINCTION RISK IN COMMON SPECIES
Scientific meetings are free and open to everyone – no need to book in advance but please arrive early as seating is limited.

We hope you will be able to attend the above Scientific Meeting at 6.00pm on Tuesday, 12 May 2009. Doors will be open from 5.00pm on the evening and seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis; please arrive early to ensure you get a good seat.

The evening has been organised by Professor Tim Blackburn ( Institute of Zoology , ZSL); questions will be taken from the audience once we’ve heard from our three speakers: Kevin J. Gaston ( University of Sheffield ); E.J. Milner-Gulland (Imperial College London); and Andrew A. Cunningham ( Institute of Zoology , ZSL).

A 3-course dinner with the speakers will follow this Scientific Meeting. Places for dinner must be booked by Wednesday, 6 May. Please see attached flyer for further details and please forward to others who might be interested. Further information can also be found at www.zsl.org/science/scientific-meetings/.


FUNDING FOR ZOOShttp://moourl.com/yzrkq


Endangered Species Recovery
20th July – 7th August 2009

A short-course for anyone with an active interest in animal conservation and a desire to learn how species can be saved. Lectures will be given by world class conservationists. Practical activities and behind the scenes experiences in Durrell’s animal collection will provide participants with first-hand exposure to the realities of endangered species recovery. On completion participants will be equipped with a fuller appreciation of the complexities of animal conservation and an ability to develop their personal or professional interests in the field.
For further information please visit http://www.durrell.org/ (get involved menu, select training)Or contact Catherine Burrows at: catherine.burrows@durrell.org
Postal address:Durrell Wildlife Conservation TrustInternational Training CentreLes Augrès ManorTrinity JerseyJE3 5BPTel: +44 (0)1534 860037Fax: +44 (0)1534 860002
Closing date for applications : 31st May 2009

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust was established 50 years ago by Gerald Durrell. At its Jersey headquarters 50 projects in 18 countries worldwide are managed. From this unique centre endangered mammals, birds, reptiles andamphibians are bred.

Saving Species
Durrell has a proven track record of saving species from extinction. With ever-increasing numbers of species coming under threat the work we do has never been more vital.
Training ConservationistsThe International Training Centre (ITC) is based at the Jersey headquarters and runs a wide range of courses including the ever popular Endangered Species Recovery Course (ESR, formally known as the Summer School) This three-week course introduces you to the realities of exotic animal management in captivity and in the wild, direct from those with first-hand experience.

Developing skillsThe ESR course is designed to encourage a critical understanding of current and future needs in conservation. It consists of:

• A balanced mix of practical activities, discussion sessions, lectures and supervised research activities
• A tutored student project tailored to suit your background and interests
• Key lectures given by internationally recognised conservationists and seniorDurrell staff
• Guided behind the scenes tours of the animal departments led by experiencedanimal staff
• Practical problem-solving exercises from small mammal trapping to animalenrichment
• Field visits to illustrate local conservation initiatives.
Is this the course for you?
• Suitable for university students, zoo staff, veterinary personnel, field biologists and those with a keen interest in wildlife conservation
• Ideal for those considering a career move into conservation
• All participants will be presented with an official certificate at the end of the course
• You will become part of the Durrell Network, linking conservationists globally
• You will develop contacts with lecturers that may prove invaluable in your professional and/or personal interests in species conservation
“The course gave me a wonderful insight into how important the work at Durrell is and the dedication of the team involved. Very inspirational, educational and engaging.”Yolanda Barnas, Teacher, ESR participant 2007

Price includes
The fee per person of £2410 includes• Course fees and materials• All meals except weekend lunches• Accommodation from 19th July to 8th August• Durrell membership
Additional time spent working on section after the course is available for a supplementary cost.
“Thus the Trust would become a form of university...where people can get the correct training and then take their talents back to form conservation units throughout the world”Gerald Durrell
Gerald Durrell knew that training conservationists around the world is perhaps the most effective, long-term means of saving endangered species and their habitats. He established the ITC in 1984. Since this time we have trained more than 1500 conservationists from over 120 countries.

Further InformationApplication forms are available at:http://www.durrell.org/ (get involved, select training)

Contact usTel: +44 (0) 1534 860037Fax (44-1534 860002)e-mail: itc@durrell.org
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust,Les Augrès Manor,La Profonde Rue,Trinity, Jersey JE3 5BP,Channel Islands, British IslesDeadline: 31st May 2009

“Meeting so many like minded people, from all over the world, opened myeyes to the fact that I could get out in to the field and make a difference!”Dr. Ian Singleton, Director of SOCP, Sumatra, ESR participant 1987

“We may not be able to bring back the dodo but we can share our understanding of endangered species recovery to ensure that others do not go the same way”Dr. Carl Jones, MBE Durrell International Conservation Fellow, and guest lecturer on ESR course

Endorsed by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums


Volunteering OpportunityElephantstay at the Royal Elephant Kraal Village, Ayutthaya ThailandPlease check http://www.elephantstay.com for additional information.


Announcing the ASZK Des Spittall Scholarship for Keeper ResearchNamed in honour of the late Des Spittall, a life member of ASZK, the ASZK committee has launched the Des Spittall Scholarship for keeper research. This is open to people who have been a financial member of ASZK for 12 months or more. This is an annual scholarship up to the value of $2,000. Applications close 31st October 2009Please forward ‘Des Spittall Scholarship for Keeper Research’ application to ASZK President no later than 31st of October each year at email eo@aszk.org.au



May 10 - 14, 2009
Presented by Active Environments Hosted by Performing Animal Welfare Society Instructors: Gail Laule, Margaret Whittaker, Alan Roocroft, and Val HareFor further information contact:Active Environments' Office7651 Santos Road Lompoc, CA 93436Tel: 805-737-3700, Email: active.environments@earthlink.netOr: Margaret Whittaker (Active Environments)Tel: 832-428-9637, Email: indu22@earthlink.net

European meeting on Tree Kangaroos Krefeld Zoo, Germany
May 15 - 17 2009
For further information:petra.schwinn@zookrefeld.de

International Rhino Keeper Association Workshop
May 17 – 21, 2009
Busch Gardens Africa, Tampa Florida
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact DerekWeatherford at Derek.Weatherford@buschgardens.com

The 4th Animal keepers Association of Africa (AKAA) Symposium.
Monday 18th May - 21st 2009.
Dr.Andrew Seguya, Dr Josephine Afema, Mr David Musingo, Dr Lawrence mugisha, 1ST CALL FOR PAPERS AND REGISTRATIONGo to www.uweczoo.org or www.akaafrica.com for details.

PAAZAB Conference
May 20 to 22 2009
Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Entebbe, UgandaFor further info please contact:www.uweczoo.org

International Conference on Diseases of Zoo and Wild Animals 2009
20th - 24th May 2009
Safaripark Beekse Bergen, Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands

Conference of the Association of Latin American Zoological Parks
May 25 - 29 2009
Panama City, Panama
For further information:http://www.alpza.com/index.php

The 9th International Conference on Environmental Enrichment.
31st May – 5th June 2009.
Torquay, Devon, UK
Submission for abstracts has now closed.EARLY REGISTRATION CLOSES 28TH FEBRUARY 2009
Please go to http://www.reec.info for details including a provisional timetable of talks.For more information about sponsorship of the event or having a trade stall please contact Julian Chapman on julian.chapman@paigntonzoo.org.uk

The 7th International Zoo and Aquarium Marketing Conference
16 - 20 June 2009
Odense Zoo and Givskud Zoo, Denmark.
More information will follow in due time.

"First African Symposium on Zoological Medicine"
July 18th and 19th 2009.
Johannesburg Zoo, South Africa.
Financial assistance available for vets from other African countries. For more details contact Teresa Slacke on vetadmin@jhbzoo.org.za

Professional Training Seminars at Shedd Aquarium
Animal Training Seminar with Ken Ramirez
Environmental Quality Seminar with Allen LaPointe
August 24 –28, 2009
Please contact the adult programs coordinator atadults@sheddaquarium.org for more information

Zoo Atlanta

AZA 2009 Annual Conference
September 12-17, 2009
Oregon Zoo

26th EAZA Annual Conference
14 - 20 September 2009
Copenhagen Zoo, Denmark.

3rd International Congress on Zoo Keeping and the 36th American Association of Zoo Keepers National Conference
September 24th - 29th 2009
The Puget Sound Chapter of AAZK and WoodlandPark ZooSee these websites for further information: http://www.iczoo.orghttp://www.pugetsoundaazk.org

CBSG (Conservation Breeding Specialist Group)1-4 October 2009
St. Louis, MO, USA (right before the WAZA Meeting)
For further information: ginger@cbsg.orghttp://www.cbsg.org/cbsg/

64th WAZA Annual Conference
4 - 8 October 2009
St. Louis Zoo at the Renaissance Grand Hotel, St. Louis (MO), USA.
For more information, please visit http://www.waza.org

Second Okapi Workshop
11 14 October 2009
Antwerp Zoo
For further details go to:http://www.theokapi.org/nieuwsvolledig.asp?nieuws=15

2009 ZRA Annual Conference : Overview
October 21-25, 2009
Zoo Boise , Boise , Idaho If you have questions about the 2009 ZRA Annual Conference Program, please contact the Program Chairman, Pam Krentz, Registrar for Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, at (216) 635-3361 or by email at pak@clevelandmetroparks.com

The Bear Care Group announces the second international bear care conference 'Advancing Bear Care '09.
SAN FRANCISCO NOVEMBER 6-8 2009http://www.bearcaregroup.org

The 6th European Zoo Nutrition Conference
Barcelona, 28-31 January 2010
Please send comments or suggestions for topics/speakers directly to me (a.fidgett@chesterzoo.org). Further announcements and information will be posted online via the nutrition area of the EAZA website (www.eaza.net).

20th International Zoo Educators' (IZE) Biennial Conference
19 - 23 October 2010
Disney's Animal Kingdom, Florida, USA.
For more information, please visit http://www.izea.net

ZoohistoricaInternational meeting of collectors of zoo literature and memorabiliaInternationales Treffen der Sammler zoohistorischer LiteraturRencontre internationale des collectionneurs de documents en rapport avec les zoosSee here for more details: http://www.zoohistorica.org/

7th International Penguin Conference
DATE: August 30 to September 3, 2010
LOCATION: Boston Massachusetts, USA
HOSTED BY: The New England Aquariumipcboston@neaq.org

AZA 2010 Annual Conference
September 11-16
Houston Zoo, Houston , TX http://aza.org/ConfWork/AC_Intro/index.html

AZA 2011 Annual Conference
September 12-17
Zoo Atlanta , Atlanta , GA http://aza.org/ConfWork/AC_Intro/index.html

AZA 2012 Annual Conference
September 8-13
Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix , AZ http://aza.org/ConfWork/AC_Intro/index.html

AZA 2013 Annual Conference
September 7-12
Kansas City Zoo, Kansas City , MO http://aza.org/ConfWork/AC_Intro/index.html


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