Posts tagged with ‘Conservation’

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Baby Orangutan Update

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Phoenix Zoo

Our baby orangutan is now almost one month old! The male and his Mom, Bess, are doing well and continue to spend time in the night house under the watchful eye of keepers and Zoo veterinarians. We’re just as excited as you for his public debut and appreciate all of the messages of support we’ve […]

Bornean Orangutan Born at the Phoenix Zoo

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The Phoenix Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a baby boy Bornean orangutan. The orangutan was born on Tuesday afternoon, September 2, 2014 to mother Bess and father Michael. The newborn is the second baby born to Bess and Michael, joining eight-year-old sister Kasih. Mom and baby appear to be doing well and […]

Notes from the Field, Chiricahua Leopard Frog Recovery Update

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Chiricahua Leopard Frogs Phoenix Zoo

Summer is an especially exciting season for the Phoenix Zoo’s Conservation team. One program that kicks into high gear during the warmer months is our Chiricahua leopard frog (CLF) head-starting effort. In collaboration with the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) and US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), we raise CLF egg masses up to […]

Conservation Notes From the Field, Guyana – Chapter Two

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Phoenix Zoo Guyana Conservation Grant

(for background information, be sure to check out the previous chapter) Phoenix Zoo educators Liesl Pimentel and Carrie Flood continue to share updates and photos from their adventures in Guyana. They are traveling on a Zoo Staff Conservation Grant, working with local conservation biologists, gathering information and images/video to enhance educational programming here at the […]

Conservation Notes From the Field, Guyana

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Phoenix Zoo Guyana Conservation Grant

Phoenix Zoo educators Liesl Pimentel and Carrie Flood are traveling in Guyana, South America, as part of a Zoo Staff Conservation Grant project they designed late last year. They are working in collaboration with a previous external Zoo Conservation Grant recipient, Matt Hallett. Matt and his team in Guyana are working on jaguar population studies, […]

Narrow-headed Gartersnakes Born at the Phoenix Zoo

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Narrow-headed gartnersnake at the Phoenix Zoo

The Phoenix Zoo’s Arthur L. and Elaine V. Johnson Foundation Native Species Conservation Center announced the first-ever propagation of the threatened narrow-headed gartersnake (Thamnophis rufipunctatus). In 2007, the Zoo received a small research population of wild-caught narrow-headed gartersnakes in hopes of developing a propagation and release program. On the morning of July 2, 2014, a […]