Stories in the ‘Travel’ Category

Working with Pacific Bird Conservation (Part 6)

Posted by in Birds,Global Conservation,Staff in the Wild,Travel,Zoo News

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Steve Howard is in the Northern Mariana Islands, working with Pacific Bird Conservation to protect birds and blogging about his experience. This post was written by Steve Howard Before I came to Tinian, I read about using mist nets to trap birds. I imagined a small net put in a quiet corner forest while we watched […]

Working with Pacific Bird Conservation (Part 5)

Posted by in Birds,Global Conservation,Staff in the Wild,Travel

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Steve Howard is in the Northern Mariana Islands, working with Pacific Bird Conservation to protect birds and blogging about his experience. This post was written by Steve Howard Two of the species we have trapped are the Rufous Fantail and the Tinian Monarch. The thing is, they both like flies. It’s very important to give the […]

Working with Pacific Bird Conservation (Part 4)

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3 Honey extracted

Steve Howard is in the Northern Mariana Islands, working with Pacific Bird Conservation to protect birds and blogging about his experience. This post was written by Steve Howard We started netting birds on Thursday afternoon, which means my education on how to extract birds from the net began as well. Mist nets are made of very […]

Ni Hao from China: Houston Zoo Interacting with Animals Around the World (Update #4)

Posted by in Animal Care & Enrichment,Staff in the Wild,Travel

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Two members of the Houston Zoo team, Tarah Jacobs and Kevin Hodge, are currently in China. Tarah and Kevin are working with Chinese Zoos and blogging about their experience abroad. This post was written by Kevin Hodge. After a 2.5 hour flight from Hangzhou we arrived in Chengdu. We were greeted at the airport by […]

Working with Pacific Bird Conservation (Part 3)

Posted by in Birds,Conservation News,Global Conservation,Staff in the Wild,Travel

fishing pole net

Steve Howard is in the Northern Mariana Islands, working with Pacific Bird Conservation to protect birds and blogging about his experience. This post was written by Steve Howard   Today I learned how to put up a 12-meter mist net! We’ll be trapping birds along one of the old WWII Navy runways which has been almost […]

Working with Pacific Bird Conservation (Part 2)

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working on the boxes

Steve Howard is in the Northern Mariana Islands, working with Pacific Bird Conservation to protect birds and blogging about his experience. This post was written by Steve Howard Today we’ll be setting up the bird room. The hotel has given us a large room to keep the birds in after they are caught. And what is […]

Ni Hao from China: Houston Zoo Interacting with Animals Around the World (Update #3)

Posted by in Animal Care & Enrichment,Staff in the Wild,Travel

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Two members of the Houston Zoo team, Tarah Jacobs and Kevin Hodge, are currently in China. Tarah and Kevin are working with Chinese Zoos and blogging about their experience abroad. This post was written by Kevin Hodge. Our week in Hangzhou has ended. Over the course of the workshop we discussed training, enrichment and exhibit […]

Ni Hao from China: Houston Zoo Interacting with Animals Around the World (Continued)

Posted by in Animal Care & Enrichment,Staff in the Wild,Travel

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Two members of the Houston Zoo team, Tarah Jacobs and Kevin Hodge, are currently in China. Tarah and Kevin are working with Chinese Zoos and blogging about their experience abroad. This post was written by Kevin Hodge. Today with the class we decided to pick a section of the Zoo that was most in need […]

Ni Hao from China: Houston Zoo Interacting with Animals Around the World

Posted by in Staff in the Wild,Travel

teaching

Two members of the Houston Zoo team, Tarah Jacobs and Kevin Hodge, are currently in China. Tarah and Kevin are working with Chinese Zoos and blogging about their experience abroad. This post was written by Kevin Hodge. We traveled over 7,000 miles and 22 hours to get to Hangzhou and Chengdu, China to perform workshops […]

Houston Zoo Guests are Helping to Save Sharks in the Wild

Posted by in Community-Based Conservation,Conservation News,Field Research,Travel,Zoo News

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When visiting the zoo you may see our sharks, rays and sea turtles. The ocean is close to Houston’s heart with the Gulf of Mexico just down the road and keeping the ocean healthy is a high priority to the Houston Zoo and sharks do just that.  This misunderstood species works hard to keep a healthy balance […]

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