As expected the press is mostly full of stories about zoos counting their animals. It is the same every January, in fact the stories and text could be used again from the previous year. The big puzzle is why it has a constant appeal to the press. I'm not knocking it. Stocktaking is essential and any time the zoos get in the press can only be a good thing. This said I have not included a single link to this subject.
Then there is the cold. Okay it has been exceptionally cold for some this winter so there is a round of tales of how animals are being kept warm. On the other hand other parts of the world have been experiencing extremely hot weather and so their press is putting out their shower and popsicle features. Again, I haven't bothered to include these either.
What I have put together in Zoo News Digest, as in other editions, is news which will be of interest to those working in zoos around the world. The sort of thing that would be talked about in zoo offices and staff rooms everywhere. If you are hot or cold I do hope conditions improve for you soon and you are not affected by floods or drought and that 2014 is that we see more bad zoos close down, that common sense dawns on the Animal Rights groups, that no more Rhinos or elephants are poached...I could go on. Take care.
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