Saturday, December 26, 2009

Zoo News Digest 21st - 26th December 2009 (Zoo News 637)

Zoo News Digest 21st - 26th December 2009 (Zoo News 637)

Peter Dickinson

Dear Colleagues,

I haven't done an actual check but became aware that a number of UK collections had done exceptionally well with breeding Meerkats this past year. Then this week I picked up a copy of the 'Peak Advertiser' for the 14th December 2009. As I skipped through it I noted that a John Bent and his partner Sellie would be visiting Peak Village with a selection of animals, which were to include Meerkats. The sentence which grabbed me was the one which stated "who has given over his home and gardens to over sixty of the unusual animals". Sixty! I don't think I have ever seen twenty Meerkats together.

As I continue to read through the numerous magazines and journals which have built up whilst I have been away from the UK I have come across many items of note. The EAZA news for Spring 2009 is a case in point. I was especially interested to learn of the success of the 'Amphibian Alarm' campaign (part of the worldwide 2008 'Year of the Frog Campaign'). Lots of money raised by both EAZA and none EAZA members for this extremely important campaign, What struck me most though was that the organisation which raised the second largest amount of money was a non EAZA company. In this case 28,300.00 Euros by Ravensden plc (UK). Ravensden of course earns a large part of its money by the supply of gifts to zoo gift shops so I suppose indirectly that zoos have contributed to Ravensden's contribution. I do think though that zoos should give some recognition to Ravensden by purchasing even more of their gift supplies from them in the future, all the moreso as the company is now assisting and promoting the EAZA Carnivore Campaign. (Please note I have no connection to Ravensden)

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Reindeer poop raises $20,884 for Miller Park Zoo

Turning reindeer dung into gems for necklaces and ornaments has raised a pile of money for the Miller Park Zoo.

The last two ornaments for the year were sold Sunday bringing the total raised for the zoo to $20,884. The fundraiser organized by the Miller Park Zoological Society brought in about $5,000 in 2008.

Chief "gemologist" Susie Ohley estimated about 300 necklaces and more than 2,000 ornaments were made this year, the second year of the project.

"For sure this has been great for the zoo," said Ohley, spokeswoman for the zoological society. "We are very appreciative of the support and attention this project has given us."

The "Magical Reindeer Gems" are dime-sized pieces of dung from the zoo's reindeer that have been dehydrated, sterilized and spray-painted

US expert: 'Too late' to save northern white rhino

A 38-year-old northern white rhino born in south Sudan ate African grasses for the first time in three decades Monday, the first full day on the continent for the world's last four northern white rhinos capable of breeding.

The rhinos' handlers and park officials hope the rhinos will bear young in their natural habitat and save their subspecies. But the four haven't reproduced in years, and a U.S. rhino expert said he believes the effort is futile _ suggesting that the northern white rhino is already effectively extinct.

The four rhinos landed in Kenya on Sunday after flying in from a zoo in the Czech Republic. They were transported in wooden crates that read "Last Chance to Survive." Only eight northern whites are believed to remain.

"It makes no sense to move them at this point in time. It's way too little, too late," said Randy Rieches, curator of mammals for the San Diego Wild Animal Park, which has two northern whites. "That's based on a lot of knowledge, a lot of husbandry and certainly a lot of reproductive background."

As plans were made to move the rhinos, Rieches said he shared his opinions with officials at the Dvur Kralove Zoo and Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the game park where the four rhinos now reside.

The northern white rhino is the most highly endangered mega-vertebrate on earth. Risking the few that are left, even though they are not reproducing, while taking funding from other endangered rhinos was a bad idea, said Rieches, who sits on the board of the International Rhino Foundation.

Rhino handlers and park officials in Kenya dismissed Rieches' view, saying that even if chances of success are low, they have to try.

"I'd say of course there's a chance. What was the option? That they stay in the zoo and not breed?" said Berry White, a woman known as the "rhino whisperer" who helped prep the mammals for their move. "Yes, of course a lot of money was spent (moving the rhinos), but people wanted to spend money on this project."

White said female rhinos can breed until they are 30. The two females moved to Kenya are 9 and 20 years old. Animal experts say the northern whites haven't bred in zoos because they form sibling relationships with the opposite sex.

"The girls have a lot of years left in them. One has bred already. Yes, some people would say it's a longshot but not necessarily. ... Let's hope in the next five years there's one or two calves, some buildup," White said.

Rob Brett, the director of Fauna and Flora International, which helped arrange and finance the rhinos' move, said the money donated for the project _ from the vice chairman of Goldman Sachs in Australia _ was not transferable, though Brett said if it had been his money he would have spent it to protect black rhinos in Zimbabwe.

The donor, Alastair Lucas, said he became involved with the northern white rhino project earlier this year after visiting Uganda and being told parks there no longer have rhinos. He declined to say how much he donated or the cost of moving the animals.

"It just seemed to me extraordinary that no one was picking this up and doing something," Lucas told The Associated Press on Sunday as he watched the rhinos unloaded into large pens. "It seemed to me to be such an important project.

"From where I stand, in 20 years they die out. It seems to me better to give them one last chance," Lucas said.

Even if the two female northern whites do successfully breed, they may not produce a pure genetic offspring. Brett sai

On the horns of a dilemma: Last-ditch effort aims to save nearly extinct northern white rhino--But is it too late?

Four of the world's last eight surviving northern white rhinos (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) are now living in Africa for the first time in decades as part of a last-ditch effort to save the subspecies from extinction.

Only eight northern white rhinos exist in the world, all in captivity until recently. Two live in the U.S. at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. Six more resided at Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic; four of those animals were crated up on Sunday and flown to Kenya, where it is hoped that living in their natural environment will inspire them to breed.

Northern white rhinos are thought to be extinct in the wild, and have not been seen out of captivity since 2007, when only one sighting was reported. Like all rhino species, their populations were destroyed by rampant poaching for their horns, which are valued in traditional Asian medicine and as ornamental dagger sheaths in the Middle East. The northern white also lived in an area plagued by attacks by Sudan's Janjaweed militia, which

Meeting protests against Czech zoo rhinos' transfer to Africa

The organisers of the protest, Safari Archa 2007 group, says the transfer, scheduled for December 19, is meaningless and risky.

Experts from the zoo, seated in the nearby Dvur Kralove nad Labem, plan the transfer as an attempt to save the rhino subspecies. Their opponents from Safari Archa 2007 say assisted reproduction would be the right solution.

In addition, forecasters predict heavy frost on Saturday, which could endanger the rhinoceros' lives, Safari Archa 2007 head Roman Komeda told journalists.

"The swings of temperature between the Czech Republic and Kenya will be enormous. This puts the animal lives at stake. If only someone reasonable decided that the transport be postponed for next spring or summer, but

Malaysia's fight to save tigers (Video)

Wild Animals Need Preservation Now

“I want to share their stories with young people around the world,” writes noted biologist Jane Goodall in her latest book: Hope For Animals and their World. “I want them to know that, even when our mindless activities have almost entirely destroyed some ecosystem or driven a species to the brink of extinction, we must not give up. Thanks to the resilience of nature and the indomitable human spirit, there is still hope.” From a biologist’s standpoint, the most important factor in the preservation of species is protecting these animals’ habitat, whether it has been destroyed by farming

, urbanization, predators, poaching or global warming. Today, government action is the top benefactor of endangered species

, but the breeding of zoo animals in facilities across America has also saved several key species that were once on the brink of extinction.

The San Diego Zoo has one of the most active species-preservation programs in the nation. Their Center for Conservation and Research raises endangered

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Rare Animals - the Tibetan Wild Ass

How the British Army Brought Home the Himalayan Kiang

In 1903-4 the British under Colonel Francis Younghusband, sent an expeditionary force of 10,000 soldiers into Tibet. The aim was to prevent encroachment by the Russian Empire and ensure that Tibet remained as a secure buffer state for Britain's own Indian Empire. A short but confused war ensued and when the British left in 1904 each party declared itself cautiously satisfied although in fact little had been achieved. The treaty negotiated with Tibet was unenforceable, the Chinese still held sway in the area and the British Mountain Artillery Battery Gunners came back with an unexpected trophy.

Oldest captive gorilla turns 53 at Ohio zoo

At an Ohio zoo, a noteworthy senior citizen has turned another year older.

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on Tuesday celebrated the 53rd birthday of Colo. The International Species Information System says she was the firstwestern lowland gorilla born in a zoo and is now the oldest gorilla in captivity.

Keepers had a birthday cake for her and treats for the zoo's gorilla family.

Colo has lived at the Columbus Zoo since her birth

Detroit Zoo welcomes rescued harp seal

A rescued harp seal has arrived at the Detroit Zoo.

Zoo officials said Monday that Pequot (PEE'-kwat) is named after an American Indian tribe and will live in the suburban Detroit facility's Arctic Ring of Life.

Officials say the 70-pound male is about 1-year-old and was found in August on a Massachusetts beach. A medical examine revealed that Pequot has,0,7488527.story

250 jobs on offer at safari park

A TOTAL of 250 seasonal jobs are up for grabs at West Midland Safari Park.

Representatives from Jobcentre Plus and the safari park will be making themselves available to recruit people for the new season, which starts on February 13, 2010.

The Jobcentre Plus jobsbus will be rolling into Kidderminster town centre on Saturday, January 9 between 10am and 1pm and Monday, January 11 between 10am and 1pm.

There are 250 vacancies on offer including commercial assistants, guest services assistants, catering assistants, cleaning staff, leisure assistants and games assistants.

Michelle Link, human resource officer for the safari park, said: “Following the success of last year’s recruitment

Five-year first for king penguin chick at Edinburgh Zoo

A king penguin chick has become the first of its kind to be born at Edinburgh Zoo for five years.

It is too young to tell if the chick is a boy or girl so it has not been named.

The birds are difficult to breed with many eggs being stolen by other king penguins. The chick and its parents have been sectioned off from the group.

Recently, zoo staff have been letting the chick into the penguin enclosure for an hour each day to gradually introduce it to the rest of the group.

It will have fluffy brown feathers until it is 10 months old when it will develop a waterproof black and white coat.

Lynda Burrill, an Edinburgh Zoo penguin keeper, said: "This chick was a total surprise to us.

"King penguins normally lay eggs in June and July but this egg arrived in late August.

"In October the chick started to break out of the egg and a couple of days later the new arrival emerged.

"It's a feisty little character if one of the other adults gets too close it will stand up for itself and have a peck at them. It will hopefully be fully integrated into the group in the next week or so."

It is the same type of penguin that

Maoists attack Bengal zoo; kill scores of birds, 2 deer

Maoists launched a brutal assault on a zoo in Jhargram town on Saturday night, firing indiscriminately into deer and black buck enclosures, setting fire to animal cages, burning hundreds of birds and beating the beat officer and forest guards. The actual toll is still being assessed, but two black bucks are confirmed dead and hundreds of birds burnt to ashes.

Forest department officials are now scrambling to save an elephant herd that is headed in the direction. The attack on the zoo, just 2km from Jhargram, could be a strategic move because it connects the town with Jharkhand via Banstala and Manikpara. Once Maoists have access to it, they can easily reach Jharkhand. Jhargram is now surrounded by rebel strongholds. The attack, which took everyone by shock, is indicative of lawlessness in Maoist-hit Jangalmahal. It was followed by murder of two CPM leaders at Laudhiadham

Caged 15-Point Deer Shot At Fayette County Zoo

Police are investigating after someone shot a 15-point whitetail buck at the Woodlands Zoo in Farmington earlier this month.

Police said the shooting happened sometime between Dec. 11 and Dec. 14. at the zoo, which is located along National Pike.

The deer, police said, was secured behind a 15-foot fence.

Police are searching for a black Hummer that

Helping to save Aceh's terrapins

Malaysia is helping Indonesia to preserve a tiny population of painted terrapins in Aceh.

About three painted terrapins were spotted along Sungai Kuruk Tiga, a man-made river in Aceh Tamiang, a few months ago.

Unfortunately, the site is a target for egg collectors and sellers, which spells bad news for the species whose population in Indonesia is depleting, according to Satu Cita Institute researcher Dony Hermansyah.

The institute sees to the conservation

Two men caught in cemetery with 130 pangolins for sale

Two men were caught red-handed by police while waiting at a Chinese cemetery to sell off 130 pangolins worth more than RM200,000.

The animals were found in gunny sacks in the boots of two cars. The police ambush took place at a cemetery located along the Kuantan-Segamat road near Gambang at 4pm on Friday followed a public tip-off.

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Zoo staff defended in death of jaguar

The Brevard Zoo won't know more for weeks about why its 7-year-old male jaguar stopped breathing during a routine physical and eventually died, but its director of animal programs says the staff response to the crisis was "textbook."

Xinca was chemically immobilized Nov. 17 for a complete physical that included cleaning his teeth and taking a semen sample. He stopped breathing about 80 minutes into the procedure and was resuscitated by the staff, but he never regained full consciousness and died Nov. 21.

"We have a team of people that's been through jaguar immobilizations," said Michelle Smurl, animal-programs director. "Masaya (Xinca's mate) had been done about a year and a half, two years ago because she needed a root canal. So we're skilled here on jaguar immobilizations."

While anesthesia can always lead to complications, none were expected because Xinca seemed to be a healthy cat and had been chemically immobilized for previous exams. Still, the zoo's veterinarian, vet technicians

Macaque noted for age dies at zoo

The oldest known female Japanese macaque in North America died overnight Tuesday at Blank Park Zoo.

The 35-year-old monkey — named Baldy because of her plainly visible thinning, gray hair — broke the longevity record in June. The macaque’s average life span is between 20 and 25 years.

Macaques, or snow monkeys, have a red face, brown-gray fur and a short tail. It is the only known animal, besides humans and raccoons, that washes its food. Baldy

Pembrokeshire Lottery's £20,000 loan to Anna Ryder Richardson's Manor House Wildlife Park

Pembrokeshire Lottery has given its support to Manor House Wildlife Park in St Florence, with a £20,000 interest-free loan.

The cash injection means that park owners Anna Ryder Richardson and her husband Colin MacDougall can start work on a night shelter for Wales’ first white rhino bulls, due to arrive next season.

Pembrokeshire Lottery manager Abigail Owens, said: “Tourism is a major employer and contributor to our economy and we are delighted to be able to support Anna with the exciting development programme at Manor House, making it into one of our

Wolf Man: Shaun Ellis Tells of His Life in an Idaho Wolf Pack

A man joins a wolf pack in Idaho and lives to tell the tale.

Shaun Ellis’s deliberate run-ins with wolves have scarred his body, strained many of his personal relationships, and pushed him to the limits of physical and mental exhaustion. That Ellis has survived to tell about the two years he ran with a wolf pack in Idaho’s Nez Percé or about the ways he’s risked his life to understand wild and captive wolves is remarkable in itself, and in The Man Who Lives with Wolves, Ellis shares the wisdom he’s gained from these encounters.

Ellis, who writes with Penny Junor, is the star of the Animal Planet show Living with the Wolfman and founder of the Shaun Ellis Wolf Pack Foundation, a nonprofit organization based at Combe Martin Wildlife Park in North Devon, England dedicated to helping wolves worldwide. Ellis works with three captive



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


Okay this is NOT zoo related but with the festive season coming up it is worth clicking on the link to make a choice or really original gifts. Most of these you will not find anywhere else! Even if you are not feeling festive you will find gifts with a difference for any occassion.


Animal Concepts for Kids

Sabrina would like to expand the links, so if you know of any links for kids with regards to these topics. Perhaps through your work or family you are aware of organisations and activities for children? She is looking for links from all over the world and languages. Please send them through! Please forward on to others.

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ZSL Science and Conservation Events 2009-2010


ZOOS' PRINT [Volume XXV, Number 1]
January 2010

See online at:
Cover - including contents, publication information and other cover material

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Complete Magazine Pp. 1-28

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25th Year Celebrations - ZOO Publications ZOOS’ PRINT & ZOO ZEN P. 1

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25th Year Celebrations - Zoo Outreach Organisation P. 2

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10th Year Celebrations- SAZARC P. 3

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WAZA 64th Annual Conference and WAZA congress Pp. 4-7

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Glimpses of WAZA President’s Annual Report by Dr. Gordon P. 8

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The WAZA Heini Hediger Award 2009: KAREN ANN SAUSMAN, Founder Living Desert & Living the Zoo P. 9

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WAZA international partnerships-WAZA Strategies by Gerald Dick, Executive Director, WAZA P. 10

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Get Ready … ! 2010 International Year of Biodiversity P. 11

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WAZA Strategies Pp. 12-13

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Report of Associations Committee, 64th Annual WAZA Meeting, St. Louis, 5 October 2009, 7:30-9:30 pm Pp. 14-15

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Complete list of National and Regional Zoo Associations P. 16

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Reports to WAZA from Asian Zoo Associations : Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) Activity Report 2008-2009 for WAZA conference P. 17

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Reports to WAZA from Asian Zoo Associations : South East Asian Zoo Association SEAZA P. 18

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Reports to WAZA from Asian Zoo Associations : South Asian Zoo Association for Regional Cooperation, SAZARC, Report 2008-09 P. 19

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Meet the Alliance for Zero Extinction P. 20

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South Asian Educators at Second Asian Zoo Educators’ Conference AZEC 2009 -- B.A. Daniel, Pp. 21-22

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Wildlife Week 2009 and other reports - Summaries Edited by R. Marimuthu Pp. 23-24

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The ZOOS' PRINT Journal has been closed and a new Journal called Journal of Threatened Taxa is being published and has its own website which can be accessed from this link


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Singapore Zoo Safari Run 2010
6th February 2010
Singapore Zoo and Night Safari


Association of Zoos & Aquariums 2010 Mid Year Meeting


2010 Animal Behavior Management Alliance (ABMA) Annual Conferences

Join us in Pittsburgh, PA for our 10th Anniversary “Defining a Decade: Animal Management – Past, Present, and Future” to be held April 25-30, 2010. Conference programming includes: Dr. Vint Virga, a Veterinary Behaviorist as keynote speaker, formal presentations, numerous workshops and seminars, a poster session, and site visits to animal facilities.

Registration is OPEN!! Go to and find the conference 2010 page to click on the registration link.

All conference details can be found at The conference will be held at the Hilton Pittsburgh located in downtown Pittsburgh. Mention that you are with the ABMA and receive a special room rate of $119/night. Reservations must be made by March 23, 2010 at 412-391-4600. Contact Nicole Begley at or 412-323-7235 ext 216 with questions.

First Call for Papers

Presentations by attendees are always a highlight of the Animal Behavior Management Alliance Conferences. We are now seeking submissions for the paper and poster sessions. This year’s theme is:

“Defining a Decade: Animal Management - Past Present and Future”

If you have a behavior management accomplishment, case study, project, or similar dialogue you’d like to share with the delegates, especially one that resonates with the theme of the conference, it is time to put together an abstract and submit it!

Regular Submission deadline: January 15, 2010

All authors notified by: February 28, 2010

Submissions must be mailed electronically via e-mail to: Faxed copies and snail mail will no longer be accepted. Abstract submission guidelines can be found on the submission form at

Please keep in mind that not all abstracts will necessarily be accepted for presentation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Conference Content Advisory Committee Chair, Emily Insalaco, at


BVZS Spring meeting 2010. Theme "Preventative Medicine"

Venue Torquay and Paignton Zoo. Dates will be April 23rd to April 25th. More information will be posted soon. The Conference Hotel will be the Barcelo Imperial Hotel (Hotel Torquay, Barceló Torquay Imperial Hotel, Southern England)

Accommodation rates are £80.00 per room including breakfast regardless of occupancy.

Rooms can be booked via the hotel website as above website using the “BVG” code in the promotion code on the left hand side of the webpage. Alternatively rooms can be booked via central reservations on 08701 688833 quoting “British Veterinary Group”

60 rooms have been placed on an allocation for delegates Any unconfirmed rooms shall been released 21 days prior to the event, subject to availability.

Further details about the Hotel can be found here

For latest details including a call for papers click HERE

Registration form can be downloaded here

The English Riviera website does offer an online accommodation booking facility for those delegates who wish to book an alternative standard of accommodation.


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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We have a lot of new events planned for 2009 and 2010, some in collaboration with Chester Zoo, Odense Zoo, Reaseheath College and Howletts and Port Lympne.

Please check on
for the latest information and programs.

There will also be information on upcoming conferences and workshops in the animal field, like the PASA workshop in Kenya later this month.
Please let us know if we are missing one, or if you are organising an event so we can add it to the calendar. Thank you.

Please contact us if you have any further questions.

Kind regards,




Howletts and Port Lympne Student Enrichment and Welfare Course in collaboration with AnimalConcepts.
27th – 29th January 2010

Instructors: Sabrina Brando and Mark Kingston Jones

Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks are pleased to announce a course on Enrichment and Welfare to be run by Sabrina Brando and Mark Kingston Jones.

Sabrina runs AnimalConcepts, an international consultancy company specialising in enrichment, behaviour and animal welfare. Sabrina has 17 years experience in the field and collaborates with many facilities, universities and research institutes.

Mark has been involved in the animal welfare field since 2004 and now works at Howletts and Port Lympne as the Enrichment and Research Officer for both parks organising workshops, talks and working with keepers to design and implement enrichment ideas. He has been involved in two ‘The Shape of Enrichment’ workshops, in the UK and Indonesia, and has presented 9 talks on topics relating to animal welfare at conferences, both nationally and internationally.

This course is designed specifically for college and university students (past or present) who do not currently work within a zoo setting but are looking to do so as a career. Over three days students will gain a background in animal welfare and working with different species, as well as providing practical skills in designing, building and testing enrichment within the settings of both Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks, in Kent. Our aim is to provide valuable experience and the addition of useful skills to a would-be keeper’s CV. Please note you must be 18 or over to attend this course.

Lecture topics include: An overview of welfare and enrichment, animal husbandry and learning, choice and control, enclosure design and breaking into the zoo world. Additionally there will be talks and practicals with keepers involving working with carnivores, primates, ungulates, elephant management, getting involved in in-situ conservation, rope splicing and fire hose weaving.

The workshop registration fee of £150 includes:
All workshop materials
Practical sessions
Lunches during the 3 days, as well as drinks and snacks during the scheduled tea breaks.

Information on discounted accommodation is available on request and the number of available places is limited, so please book early.

For further information and to request a booking form please contact:
Kim Guillot at Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks

Final deadline for registration is: 31.12.09


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