Category: Conservation Staff

A Quarter-Century of Conservation

A Quarter-Century of Conservation

The Mississippi sandhill crane is a critically endangered subspecies of sandhill crane that is found in the coastal plains of southern Mississippi. With an estimated 150 birds in the wild today, their numbers have declined mainly due to the slow and gradual decline of their savanna habitat. The cranes are found only on and adjacent…

White Oak’s Bird Team Helps a Local Bird…

White Oak’s Bird Team Helps a Local Bird…

White Oak’s Bird Team recently had the opportunity to ‘spread their wings’ and travel to coastal Georgia to work with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to participate in a project to band American Oystercatchers (Haematopus palliates). The birds are year-round residents of Georgia, but the numbers increase in the winter as northern breeding…

White Oak Hosts a Workshop for Carnivore Keepers

White Oak promotes endeavors in conservation through innovative science, education, training and collaboration. Recently, we hosted a cheetah and maned wolf husbandry and management workshop involving both Dickerson Park Zoo and Denver Zoo carnivore keepers. Here is a short blog by Animal Care Specialist Sophia Tribuzio about the workshop. We shared the successful techniques we use…

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