Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Animal Keepers' Forum Avian Husbandry Edition

Animal Keepers' Forum Avian Husbandry Edition

The next edition of Animal Keepers' Forum will be available in mid April. This will be a combined April/May production to give the reader 120 pages of high quality articles on the subject of Avian Husbandry. Some AKF productions can sell out quite quickly so if you are a non member and interested it would be a good idea to place an order now. Please see how at the bottom of the list of articles:

Designing a Keeper and Bird Friendly Enrichment Program

By Jennifer Evans, Lead Aviculturist, Tracy Aviary

Artificially Inseminating White-naped Cranes
By Chris Crowe, National Zoo’s Conservation and Research Center, Front Royal, VA

Semen Collection on Rockhopper Penguins and Gentoo Penguins at the Indianapolis Zoo
By Tammy Root, Sr. Aquarist and Jenny Waldoch, DVM, Indianapolis Zoo

Jess Free
By Stephanie Ashley, Bird Programs Manager, Tracy Aviary, Salt Lake City, UT

Development of an Aviary Training Program: Enhancing the daily management of Zoo Atlanta’s bird collection
By Jennifer Brink, Keeper II and Katie Bagley, Keeper II, Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) with Capture Myopathy: Specialized Care & Husbandry
By Leanne Blinco and Beth Schille, Department of Animal Health Disney’s Animal Kingdom®, Bay Lake, Florida

Frogmouth Management at SeaWorld Orlando
By Liane Berlepsch, Senior 1 Aviculturist, SeaWorld Orlando, Orlando, Florida

Setting up a Picture Perfect Success
By Katie Bagley and Christopher Watkinson, Keepers, Bird Dept., Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Supplemental Feedings to Aid a Parent Reared African Pygmy-Falcon (Polihierax semitorquatus) Chick
By Daniel Boritt, Biologist, Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park, Washington, DC

Enrichment and Training…It’s For the Birds
By Dawn Neptune, Utah’s Hogle Zoo; Diane Olsen, Moody Gardens; Tammy Root, Indianapolis Zoo; Robin Shewokis, The Leather Elves; Catherine Vine, Philadelphia Zoo and Deana Walz, The Living Planet Aquarium

Learning to Walk Again: Paralysis in an African Penguin
By Bethany Wlaz, Animal Keeper, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, MD

First Time Breeding of Captive Sulawesi Knobbed Hornbills (Aceros cassidix) at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park
By Stephanie Krueger, Senior Bird and Mammal Keeper, St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, St. Augustine, FL

Successful Rearing of an African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus) Chick at the Toronto Zoo
By Lisa Torchetti and Charles Guthrie, Keepers, Animal Health Centre, Toronto Zoo, Canada

Breeding Cinereous Vultures at The Milwaukee County Zoo
By Dawn Wicker, Area Supervisor, Winter Quarters,Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee, WI

Breeding White-crested Laughing Thrush (Garrulax leucolophus) at the Birmingham Zoo
By Alan Yester, Bird Keeper; Jeff Pribble, Zoological Manager of Birds;and Cindy Pinger, Curator of Birds, Birmingham Zo , Birmingham, AL

The Management and Breeding Program of Roseate Spoonbills at the Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
By Megan Derousie. Avian and Carnivore Keeper III, Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park, West Palm Beach, FL

Puppets: Construction and Use for the Hand-rearing of Birds
By Giana Giuffre, Assistant Keeper; Bob Thornton, Assistant Lead Keeper; Colleen Lynch, Curator, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL

Ratite Behavioral Husbandry at the Philadelphia Zoo
By Wendy Lenhart, Bird Keeper and Ellen Bartuska, Mammal Keeper, The Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, PA

The Use of Vocal Playback as a Tool for Breeding in Captive Birds
By Justin C. Hickman, Bird Keeper; Dr. Erik Terdal, Professor of Natural Science, Tulsa Zoological Park and Northeastern State University, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Raising Red Vented Bulbuls (Pycnonotus cafer ) in Tropic World Asia Bird Holding
By Laurie Morgan, Senior Keeper, Bird/Herp Department, Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield, IL

Successfully Managing a Mixed Species Free-Flight Aviary
By Paula Kolvig, Heather Leeson, Jeana McDowell, Chris St. Romain , Moody Gardens, Galveston, TX

Successfully Raising Parent-reared Chicks from Elegant Crested Tinamou (Eudromia elegans)
By Reade Harbitter, Animal Keeper, Smithsonian’s National Zoo, Washington, D.C.

Incubation and Hand-rearing of a Greater Rhea (Rhea Americana) at the Great Plains Zoo
By Cassandra Sampson, Area Supervisor and Hans Jorgensen, Zookeeper, Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls, SD

Hand-Rearing Caribbean Flamingos (Phoenicoptuerus ruber) and Chilean Flamingos (Phoenicoptuerus chilensis) Chicks At the Birmingham Zoo
By Paul Smith, Bird Keeper; Jeff Pribble, Zoological Manager of Birds; and Cindy Pinger, Curator of Birds, Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham, AL

Sessions for All Seasons: Lappet-faced Vulture Training
By Eran Brusilow, Tricia Emrich, Tara Lee and Kevin McKay, Animal Keepers
Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, FL

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