Wednesday, November 28, 2018
I have some exciting updates to share related to ongoing rescue efforts after the radiated tortoise crisis in Madagascar. I have recently taken on the role of Reintroduction Project Manager within the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), with the purpose of getting thousands of critically endangered tortoises back into the wild. My most recent three-week trip provided the opportunity to do some initial ground surveying of tortoise habitat, check-in on the...
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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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Thursday, October 20, 2016
It’s not often that our big Reticulated python gets to wander the halls of the Herpetarium at the OKC Zoo but sometimes it is the only way to move her from one location to another, or just to let her stretch and explore. Her massive size of over 20 feet long at nearly 140 pounds , combined with “I want to be left alone” attitude, preclude one from simply putting her in a box and toting her around.
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