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In the North the buds are opening; dormant trees are reasserting themselves
after the winter. The stirring of the forest may slip by many people, but I
think they can't miss its influence. April's news links at
http://www.zooplantman.com (NEWS/Botanical News)
focus on forests:
. Who plants the forest? Consider the humble ant. Many plants' seed
dispersed primarily by birds are, in fact, missed by birds and rescued by
ants. Unsung gardeners!
. Who manages the healthy forest? Executive Secretary of the U.N.
Environment Programme Convention on Migratory Species makes the case for
saving animal species in order to protect forests.
. Who designed the forest? Human manipulation of forests has now
been traced back 11,000 years to when indigenous Asian people burned forests
to plant fruit trees.
. How can lost forest be replaced? When forest trees fruit, why do
some seeds grow and thrive while others fail? Researchers in Nouabale-Ndoki
National Park planted 40,000 tree seeds in order to answer that question.
Reforestation efforts may be redesigned as a result.
. And why do we care? When the atmosphere gets hot, the plants make
it cooler. A further look at plant-produced aerosols and their effect on
For those who are not sufficiently impressed with our Earth's flora, a short
guide to the flora of Pandora (from the movie "Avatar"). Sometimes it is
better not to ask.
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NEW EXHIBIT PRESENTATION
Leopard Heights at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park is an open top exhibit
that allows leopards 24 hour access. This is worth mentioning since most
leopard exhibits are either fence roofed and small or open top, but
often only accessible for the animals during the staff work time.
The breeding programme (EEP) for these animals is planned to be part of
a re-introduction programme. The design therefore aims at keeping the
leopards as physically and mentally fit as possible, so that their
offspring have the best chances of being chosen for release and will
The new book "Zoo Animal Welfare" by Terry L. Maple and Bonnie M. Perdue
recognizes ZooLex as a major zoo design resource:
"To find evidence of excellence in newly constructed zoo exhibits it is
helpful to first go online to ZooLex, a website devoted to the
publication of exhibit ideas and technical details (including budgets)
replete with photographs and diagrams."
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