Category: Guatemala

REVERSE THE RED SUCCESS STORY: Gaining Ground for Guatemalan Wildlife and Wild Places

It’s #ReverseTheRedDay and to commemorate the significance of this global awareness day, the OKC Zoo is sharing this special blog highlighting the successful work being done by one of the Zoo’s conservation partners, the Foundation for the Conservation of Endangered Species of Guatemala (FUNDESGUA). What does it mean to “reverse the red”? The IUCN Red List is a critical indicator of the health of the world’s biodiversity and provides information about range, pop... Read More

Conservation Success Stories: Increasing the Genetic Diversity of Guatemalan Beaded Lizards

Here at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, we believe in the importance of conserving the world’s wildlife and wild places. In 2020, the Zoo raised over $220,000 to benefit local and global conservation efforts as part of its Round Up for Conservation initiative. Through individual guest contributions, Round Up for Conservation funds helped cultivate 10 conservation success stories in 2020. One of those ten focused toward a goal of increasing the genetic diversity of ... Read More

Notes from the Field: Stephany Hernandez Recounts Guatemalan Conservation Journey

Stephany Hernandez, OKC Zoo herpetology caretaker, recently returned from a conservation journey to Guatemala. These are her notes from the field: Hi, I’m Stephany Hernandez, an animal caretaker for the herpetology department at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. My typical day starts with a visual health check of our reptiles. Depending on the day, we then might distribute salads or clean habitats. In the afternoon, we conduct a variety of husbandry tasks from bedding ch... Read More
at Thursday, October 10, 2019

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