Our Wattled Cranes do it again… Wattled Crane chick

Our Wattled Cranes do it again…

Happy #Gruidae! Get it? Gruidae? That’s the scientific family name for cranes. And today’s featured Gruidae is our wattled cranes and their chick that hatched on January 10th of this year. Wattled cranes (Bugeranus carunculata) are known for their distinctive ‘wattles’ and are the tallest of the African cranes. They stand almost 4 ft. in height,…

Post-Irma Update: White Oak gets a little help from our (animal) friends!

In the wake of Hurricane Irma’s destructive path across the southeastern US, we would like to take this time to offer our sincerest condolences to everyone that was impacted by this major storm. Our thoughts go out to you all as you recover from the storm, and we want to sincerely thank everyone that checked…

Farm to Table: White Oak’s Growing Garden

Since the beginning of my culinary career 5 years ago I’ve been a big supporter of the Farm-to-Table movement. I grew up in a small Midwestern town where we relied heavily on the local farmers for everything from produce, to milk, to meat, and I’ve always been drawn to companies that operate under that philosophy….

Grasshopper Sparrows get a Housecleaning…

Grasshopper Sparrows get a Housecleaning…

During the first week of March, White Oak staff did a prescribed burn on a field of native grasses that surround our Florida grasshopper sparrow enclosures. The prescribed burn was an important effort to replicate the natural fire regime that this habitat, and the species that live there, requires to thrive. We also burned patches…

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…

It’s a Boy!

On August 27th, 2015, a male white rhino was born to one of our females here at White Oak. The calf is the second one to be born in less than a month! His ‘older’ half sister was born on August 12th and you can see photos of her on our previous blog.  We are…

It’s a Girl!

Please say hello to the newest addition to our white rhino herd! Born on August 12th to Lynne, she is a bouncing bundle of… rhino. Her mother, Lynne, came to us from the Houston Zoo two years ago. She and another female who came with her, Annie, were introduced to our white rhino herd, including…

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