The Underappreciated Camelid

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/5FF2E5BE45FE21F4862576EA005A91EE?OpenDocument Congratulations to the St. Louis Zoo. The zoo recently celebrated the birth of a Bactrian camel calf. I remember as a young keeper being tasked with exercising a Bactrian camel calf in the early mornings of a typically hot Midwestern summer. Just like many neonates of large ungulates, this animal was pretty big despite […]

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India in Need of More Wildlife Preserves

http://www.wcs.org/new-and-noteworthy/india-parks.aspx…………….“As India develops into a world economic power, it is critical that conservation planning is part of that expansion.”- WCS Staff This article addresses the need for new parks and corridors aimed at conserving India’s rarest megafauna– some 25 mammalian species of concern. As I review elephant poaching data on African elephants for 2009, I’m […]

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