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The “I” in HIPPO

Dec 8 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

There are many reasons in our world why plant and animal species become rare and endangered, or under the threat of extinction.  However, environmental scientists and naturalists – like we educators here at the NEW Zoo – have noticed that there are five main reasons that can account for the majority of species becoming threatened.  […]

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The “H” in HIPPO

Nov 20 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

The “H” in HIPPO There are many reasons in our world why plant and animal species become rare and endangered, or under the threat of extinction.  However, environmental scientists and naturalists – like we educators here at the NEW Zoo – have noticed that there are five main reasons that can account for the majority […]

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Penguin Project Diary – Entry 4

Sep 20 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

Hello again from Peru! Today at the guano extraction site, we started to collect more data on the cormorant colony that lives there. We look at the group that hangs out behind the blind versus the group that is exposed to the miners, to be able to prove scientifically that the blind is helpful in […]

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Penguin Project Diary – Entry 3

Sep 17 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

Hola from Peru again!! Today, after our shifts at the guano sight, Marco, one of the main Biologists at Punta San Juan reserve, took us all on “Marco’s Marcona Market Tour!” Marcona is the city near the Reserve. There were many venders selling everything from small toys and electronics to t-shirts to fruit and veggies. […]

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Penguin Project Diary – Entry 2

Sep 14 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

Hello again from Peru! Dawn and I are having a great time here helping out with the research around Punta San Juan and with the guano harvest. What is a “guano harvest,” you ask?  Well, the guano harvest takes place every five to seven years, and it is run by the Peruvian government. They use […]

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Penguin Project Diary – Entry 1

Sep 12 2012
by NEW Zoo Education Dept

So Dawn and I made it to the Punta San Juan Reserve, via the night bus, early, early Monday morning!! Right away, the whole group went out into the desert for training on the reserve, to learn all of the north and south beaches, how to do animal counts and checks, and how to not […]

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