Friday, June 22, 2018
Sam and Olivia, the Oklahoma City Zoo’s trumpeter swan pair, could soon be parents again!
OKC Zoo caretakers noted Olivia laid her clutch of four eggs by Tuesday, May 29 and has been dutifully incubating ever since. When the eggs were inspected to see if they demonstrated any signs of fertility, one of the four showed signs of viability. Since the incubation period for trumpeter swan eggs is about 34 days, staff should know by early July if a new trumpeter swan offspring, called a...
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Friday, December 29, 2017
As a Zoo professional, animal care duties sometimes extend beyond the normal 8 to 5 p.m. timeframe and through the holidays. To provide the best possible care to our Zoo animals, our staff is available around the clock when needed. Most of the time when we get called to the Zoo in the middle of the night, it is because of a power outage, but earlier this month, it was because of something a little more exciting!
On December 2, I received a call at around 12:45 a.m. from one of our attentive,...
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