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Latest News, Projects & Initiatives

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Six Critically Endangered Madagascar Big-Headed Turtles Hatch at Jersey Zoo

February 6, 2023

Great news from Jersey Zoo, as six Madagascar big-headed turtles hatched there - the second European zoo to breed this species! Critically endangered in the wild, the hatchlings are the offspring of a pair donated to the zoo by Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden in Hong Kong, after being rescued from the illegal wildlife trade.

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Oregon Zoo’s Polar Bear is Helping Researchers Test & Refine Technology for In Situ Research 

January 27, 2023

The "Burr on Furr" device is a new prototype technology designed to help researchers tracking the difficult-to-observe polar bears in their natural environment. A polar bear at Oregon Zoo is playing an important role in the development of this technology, by helping researchers test and refine it prior to its use on in situ animals.

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Sixty Zoo-Bred Red Tailed Phascogale Reintroduced into the Wild in Australia

January 20, 2023

The ex situ breeding programme for the red tailed phascogale, started in 2019 by South Australia Parks and Wildlife and Alice Springs Desert Park, is showing great results, with the release of 60 individuals across multiple sites in south Australia! The reintroduction of captive-bred individuals is expected to provide a substantial boost to the wild population of this carnivorous marsupial, which is threatened by habitat loss and non-native predators.

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Three Collared Trogon Chicks Hatched at Chester Zoo – The Only Zoo in the World Breeding this Species!

January 16, 2023

Some zoo births are extra special indeed... Three collared trogon chicks hatched at Chester Zoo - only zoo in the world breeding this species - from a pair that was among the almost 100 birds seized from the illegal wildlife trade, and given a home at the zoo, in 2018.

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Two Zoos Partner Up to Deliver Wildlife & Science Education Initiative to Students Across Australia and Papua New Guinea

January 12, 2023

‘Skul na Komuniti Save Projek’ (School and Community Citizen Science Project)

Students from 14 secondary schools in Australia and Papua New Guinea got to learn about bird biology and habitats, and develop scientific skills in data collection and analysis, thanks to this education initiative by Zoos Victoria and Port Moresby Nature Park. Teachers were also provided with lessons and resources so they can include wildlife conservation in the curriculum!

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