Helping Turtles in Texas
As a conservation champion, I spent a few days in September with the The North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group (NAFTRG), which is an affiliate of the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) a long-term monitoring project surveying protected freshwater habitats in Pennsylvania, Florida and Texas.
Zookeeper Jill in South Africa with the Balule Conservation Project
As a Conservation Champion, I spent two weeks volunteering with the Balule Conservation Project in South Africa. The Balule Conservation Project is a conservation management project based in the wilderness of the Balule Nature reserve in Greater Kruger National Park. The experience was awe inspiring!!
Zookeeper Adam in Namibia with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation
I arrived in Windhoek, Namibia late on September 15. Windhoek is the capital of Namibia. Today, I met Emma Hart from the Giraffe Conservation Foundation and the rest of our team. After packing our equipment we set off for our 10 day trip into the field. From Windhoek it is a 2 day drive northward to reach the study site. On the way we spotted lots of amazing animals including our first giraffe!
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A Conversation with Our Campus Manager
Como Park Zoo is located on 14.5 acres in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Despite its small size, its free admission and quality have led to it receiving over two million visitors annually. Some of its highlights include Polar Bear Odyssey (a world class facility for the lords of the Arctic), Gorilla Forest (the largest mesh covered facility for the apes in the nation) and the conservatory next door.
Como Zoo Releases One of North America’s Most Critically Endangered Amphibians Back into the Wild
A toad’ally awesome thing is happened at Como Zoo. As part of Como Zoo’s behind-the-scenes species preservation efforts, over 1,175 Wyoming Toad tadpoles were placed in oxygenated water, shipped overnight and were released near the Mortenson Lake National Wildlife Refuge outside Laramie, Wyoming.
First of its Kind Kickstarter Campaign Launched to Help Save Endangered African Penguins
African penguin populations have been declining for the past few decades. Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), is joining with the AZA and other accredited aquariums and zoos to take action and help reverse this trend.
Make A Difference With Your Valentine’s Day Chocolates
The Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is proud to partner with Seroogy’s to support the AZA’s groundbreaking conservation initiative, SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction. Como is home to one of the first SAFE focus species: the African Penguin.