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    Combating poaching of tigers and other wildlife in Malaysia’s Endau-Rompin Landscape

Combating poaching of tigers and other wildlife in Malaysia’s Endau-Rompin Landscape

Dr. Tara Harris, Vice President for Conservation at the Minnesota Zoo, and Coordinator of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Tiger Species Survival Plan and Tiger Conservation Campaign, is visiting tiger conservation projects in Malaysia and Indonesia.  Conducted by WCS-Malaysia and WCS-Indonesia, these projects are supported by numerous zoos, individuals, and others through the […]

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    Searching for the Elusive Malayan Tiger, Endau Rompin Tiger Landscape

Searching for the Elusive Malayan Tiger, Endau Rompin Tiger Landscape

Dr. Tara Harris, Vice President for Conservation at the Minnesota Zoo, and Coordinator of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Tiger Species Survival Plan and Tiger Conservation Campaign, is visiting tiger conservation projects in Malaysia and Indonesia.  Conducted by WCS-Malaysia and WCS-Indonesia, these projects are supported by numerous zoos, individuals, and others through the […]

Demystifying the Giant Armadillo

Giant armadillo via camera trap.The Minnesota Zoo is well known for its 485 acre facility in Apple Valley, Minnesota. However, people may be less familiar with the amazing work the Zoo does outside of Minnesota. The Zoo’s Conservation Advisory Team and the Minnesota Zoo Foundation […]

Tuesday, December 23, 2014|Conservation, In The Field|

Studying Wild Dholes in Thailand – May 2014

Dr. Kate Jenks is a Conservation Biologist at the Minnesota Zoo. She was recently in Thailand leading the Zoo’s efforts to save endangered dholes (otherwise known as Asian wild dogs) in partnership with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.

After a long bitterly cold Minnesota winter, I was certainly looking forward to traveling to Thailand. Well, […]

Wednesday, May 21, 2014|Conservation, Dhole Conservation|

Studying Minnesota Moose

Dr. Kim VanderWaal is a postdoctoral research scientist in the Minnesota Zoo’s Conservation Department. She is studying the risks Minnesota moose face from parasites transmitted from white-tailed deer.

Researching wildlife is not always glamorous.  Indeed, I have found that some of the most valuable information about wild animals can be learned by studying what they […]

Neither snow, nor ice, nor threat of frostbite…

  Red Bellied Woodpecker  Although the weather […]

Tuesday, December 31, 2013|Conservation|

From Minnesota to Myanmar (Part One)

Dr. Kate Jenks, Conservation Biologist at the Minnesota Zoo, is in Myanmar where she is exploring options for the Zoo to become involved in the conservation of endangered dholes (also known as Asian wild dogs), in partnership with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.