Prefaced by Jordan: “Sandra shared the following article with me this morning. It is posted on her own blog which caters to a broad audience of people interested in developing more sophisticated media savvy and a professional “on air ” presence. As we talked with Nolan Harvey last night, I realized that people working around […]Read More Video Blogging Tips for Zoo Peeps from Sandra Dee
Can Animals be Gay? New York Times (April 2, 2010) It’s truly none of my business whether or not people with different sexual preferences choose to commit to marriage. In fact, I think that everyone should try it at least once, and some have endeavored to try it many times. No one cares whether I […]Read More Engelbert Humperdinck Supports Same-Sex Marriage in Pelagic Seabirds
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/31/world/americas/31colombia.html In my recent post on celebrity menageries I mentioned the fate of Pablo Escobar’s hippopotamus herd. I had no premonition that the New York Times would address this topic in a much more compelling piece than what I provided, much less a few days later. It’s merely a timely coincidence. I applaud the director […]Read More Imperfect Specimens
About a week ago I posted an article which didn’t quite surface on Associated Press outlets as I suspected it would, but never-the-less it received positive feedback from distinguished guest contributing authors to the blog, subscribers and Zoo Peeps followers on Facebook. I’m talking about the post on the under-appreciated mega-camelid, the Bactrian camel. Although […]Read More The Coveted Common Hippopotamus
Metacognition Study I don’t know that I’m not smart enough to understand all the implications of these rigorous experimental studies of ape cognition. Metacognition research is supposed to elucidate how higher vertebrates understand, control, and manipulate their own cognitive processes. At the same time it begs the question if the readership demographic most suited to […]Read More High Functioning Simians: Calculus Anyone?