Archive August 2009
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Robin Swoboda Spends a Night at the Zoo!
Tune in to "That's Life with Robin Swoboda"
at 10 a.m. next Monday, September 7, on Fox 8 for another episode taped right here at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Robin and some friends slept over at the Zoo's Rising Waters Safari Camp to experience what the Zoo has to offer in its popular overnight programs
Robin got to go behind the scenes to feed the camels in Northern Trek, and we gave her night-vision binoculars to take on her night hike through the Zoo. We wrapped up the evening with s'mores and stories around the campfire before hitting the hay. Check out our adventures next week on Fox 8!
AEC Construction Inside the Fence, Part 1: Elephant Pool and Filtration
After yesterday's elephant update, we've had quite a few requests for photos of the construction zone for African Elephant Crossing, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's new world-class elephant exhibit scheduled to open in 2011. So, I'll be writing several blogs to share construction photos and some neat information on what is taking place "behind the fence."
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African Elephant Crossing Update
Find out how the Zoo's elephants, Jo, Moshi and Martika, are doing in Columbus and read more about the construction of African Elephant Crossing, including how the project is on track to become the first major outdoor exhibit to be LEED certified.
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Sixth Annual Conservation Symposium at CMNH
You can register now for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History's sixth-annual Conservation Symposium, Ecology Underfoot: The Secret Life of Soil
. This year's event will be held on Friday, September 11, and will feature morning and afternoon keynote addresses:
- Jeff Lowenfels, author of Teaming With Microbes: A Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web, will reveal who's down there, who's eating whom and how plants manipulate other organisms' actions for their own benefit
- Dr. Cindy Hale, author of Earthworms of the Great Lakes and Research Associate at the University of Minnesota, will present her research on exotic earthworm invasions and how these non-native invaders may be affecting other creatures that rely on the forest floor, such as ants, spiders, amphibians, mammals and ground nesting birds.
Registration information, fees and additional activities are listed at http://www.cmnh.org/site/Conservation/ConservationSymposium.aspx
Zoo Crew Enters Natures Backyard
Zoo Crew teens participate in a bio-blitz in Huron, Ohio. Don't know what a bio-blitz is? Read on and find out! The article was submitted by Garrett Morgan Cleveland School of Science Academy Senior, Rachel Littler.
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Sloth Bear Gets (and Gives) a Creature Comforts Warm-up
Check out an exclusive video of our male sloth bear, Sakar, showing us exactly how you deal with a papier-mâché beehive (if you're a bear). It's one example of enrichment -- how the animal care staff keeps Zoo animals active and mentally engaged. We'll have lots more on Saturday at Creature Comforts, the Zoo's annual enrichment event.
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Sneak Peek at the Art Behind the Enrichment
Saturday is Creature Comforts, the Zoo's annual event highlighting animal enrichment. Check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of the enrichment items created for this year's event. And watch our video wrap from last year to find out what you'll be missing if you're not at the Zoo on Saturday.
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Zoo Animals Star in National Ad Campaign
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo recently teamed up with Fuji EnviroMAX to launch a nationwide advertising campaign for its new eco-respectful batteries. Find out which Zoo creatures have leading roles in the new commercials.
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