In the theme of International Zoo keeper Day, I am sharing how zoo keepers helped me throughout my zoo research career and how they are vital for zoo science!

August 16, 2019

    People often ask me how to become a professional and successful animal trainer. I’ve learnt a few essential building blocks that I would love to share with you.

☛ Optimal animal welfare is promoted with sensitivity to the individual, and with the realisation th...

Many people dream of having a zoo research-related career... and rightfully so! Whether they are based at a zoo or aquarium, university or other institution, zoo researchers are responsible for acquiring the necessary knowledge to help zoos moving forward and continuou...

The Zoo Scientist's Director Ricardo just got to experience three weeks of conservation, research and education at Perth Zoo. He explains what it was like!

October 24, 2018

Happy #InternationalGibbonDay! 

Today (24th October) we celebrate International Gibbon Day, a day to celebrate and spread awareness for the 20 recognised species of small ape, or more commonly known, the gibbon.

Gibbons may be referred to as small apes but that does not...

January 20, 2018

FACTS

Black-footed ferrets, the Masked Bandits of the Northern Great Plains, are the only known native ferret species in North America. Their large front paws and claws are well developed for digging. Since 90% of their diet consists of prairie dogs, their large skull a...

January 7, 2018

ABOUT

Orangutans, whose name means “People of the forest”, are natural to the forests of the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. There are three distinct species of orangutans: the Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), the Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii) and the th...

December 20, 2017

These short necked medium-sized freshwater turtles, are endemic to Australia and live in a very limited area of the Bellinger River and possibly a portion of the nearby Kalang River in New South Wales (NSW), Australia.

In early 2015, a virus – yet to be identified - dec...

December 13, 2017

FACTS

With a wingspan of 2.5 to 3 meters, the California Condor is the largest flying bird to soar the skies of North America. These iconic birds weigh between 7 to 11 kgs (16-25 pounds) and can live up to 60 years. The distinctive bald pink head and neck make them easi...

December 7, 2017

Picture by Eric Gevaert / Shutterstock

ABOUT THE GOLDEN LION TAMARIN

The golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) is a primate species living exclusively in the Atlantic coast of south-eastern Brazil....

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