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‘Alala: We’re Getting Closer

‘Alala: We’re Getting Closer

“I know, I know, I know, I know –oh-oh–oh,” says the crow through the door. “What do you know?” I ask. “Why-oh-why-wah-hah-hah” is the reply. Obviously, this is not ordinary[…..]

Training an Alala for an Important Job

Training an Alala for an Important Job

Kinohi, a male ‘alala (Hawaiian crow), has finally found a place to call home-away-from-home here at the Wild Animal Park. After flying in from Hawaii in May (see previous post,[…..]

Frozen Zoo: One Small Step Forward

Frozen Zoo: One Small Step Forward

A few weeks ago a female okapi died after complications giving birth. The death of such a beautiful animal is always a heartbreaking event, but it is also a time[…..]

Freezing and Thawing: Not so Easy

Freezing and Thawing: Not so Easy

In reading over some of the blog posts here on the Zoo’s Web site, I could not help but notice that there are few, if any, about the laboratory work[…..]