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Monthly Archives: February 2019
FIELD NOTES PART II: Installing nests on Bird Island

After spending a day at the African penguin artificial nest manufacturing facility, it was time to head to Addo South African National Parks (SANParks) to meet the Marine Ranger team. This entailed an arduous drive along a pitted dirt road to the departure point for the helicopter that would ferry all of us across the ocean to our first penguin colony, Bird Island.



Dallas Zoo helps individuals with dementia reconnect with nature and wildlife

Zoo partners with Alzheimer’s Association to offer free program to participants and caregivers DALLAS (Feb. 22, 2019) – The Dallas Zoo is welcoming a new audience through its gates free of charge – individuals with early-stage dementia. The new memory …



FIELD NOTES PART I: Saving African penguins in South Africa

Animal Care Supervisor of Birds and the Artificial Nest Development Project Coordinator for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Kevin Graham, guest blogs on ZooHoo!



Gooty sapphire ornamental tarantula


Meet our newest veterinarian: Dr. Laura Kleinschmidt

Our veterinarians are proof that not all heroes wear capes. They go above and beyond to provide the highest level of care to our 2000+ animal every single day.



3 strange and unusual animal mating rituals you need to know about

Dating and relationships can be complicated, confusing and downright weird. But if you think your significant other is behaving strangely, just wait until you hear about how things go down in the animal kingdom.



Dallas Zoo helps lead international emergency rescue to save over 1,800 flamingo chicks in South Africa

Zoo sends vital funds and staff overseas to assist in lifesaving effort DALLAS (Feb. 12, 2019) – The most urgent, wide-scale rescue of wild lesser flamingo chicks in South Africa is underway after 1,800 chicks were found abandoned at their …



Dallas Zoo helps lead international emergency rescue to save 1,800 flamingo chicks in South Africa

The most urgent, wide-scale rescue of wild lesser flamingo chicks in South Africa is underway after 1,800 chicks were found abandoned at their nesting grounds.



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