Snake Mark/Recapture

Photo courtesy North Carolina Zoological Park Photo courtesy North Carolina Zoological Park Photo courtesy North Carolina Zoological Park Snake Mark/Recapture snake-markrecapture-tab-set600rtbs_arrows#2951c2 ‌ Current Status blah blah blah Newest Snake Mark/Recapture articles... 22 Feb 2016 Snake Mark/Recapture Study – 2015 | A group of herpetology researchers gathered data throughout 2015 as part of a mark/recapture study…

ftE Archive

ftE Archive The fieldtripEARTH Archive provides access to articles from the North Carolina Zoo Society's FieldTripEarth website, which was online from 2001 until late 2015. It is composed entirely of articles and other resources as requested for "reprint" by classroom teachers and students. If you know of anything from the original FieldTripEarth site that you…

Measurement and Data Collection in the Field

Black bear researcher Katie Settlage describes a mark/recapture study on black bears. A black bear weight estimator and morphometeric dataset is included for classroom use. Page 2 of this article provides an equivalent weight estimation formula for African elephants, along with a dataset of elephant measurements.

Camera Trapping Update – March 2016

Camera Trapping Update - March 2016 Researchers at the North Carolina Zoo downloaded and analyzed another set of camera trap photos in late February 2016. As always, there are the expected animals; they have seen lots of deer and squirrels. More surprising, though, are the photos of what is believed to be three different bobcats. Two of…

ftE NewsClip: Salamanders Face New Chytrid Threat

On 12 January 2016, the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) added over 200 salamander species to a list of animals that cannot be brought in to the United States.

ftE NewsClip: Six African Vulture Species Uplisted

Scientists are more worried than ever about the future of Africa’s vultures. In fact, their concern is so great that they have changed the status of six African Vulture species to reflect a greater possiblity that these species may become extinct in the near future.

ftE NewsClips

ftE NewsClips "NewsClips" are short excerpts taken from news reports. This resource shares easier-to-read information about conservation research and science topics relevant to this website. All newsclips will include links to at least one additional information source so that teachers and parents can help K-5 readers learn more.

ftE NewsClip: Cure for Chytrid?

In mid-November 2015, a team of scientists announced that it was able to eliminate the chytrid infection from a wild population of Mallorcan midwife toad tadpoles. This is the first time chytrid has been treated in a wild amphibian population.

Camera Trapping Update – December 2015

The North Carolina Zoo is in the data-gathering phase of a camera trapping project focused on predator species found in the Zoo’s undeveloped areas.

Camera Trapping

Photo courtesy Shyamala Ratnayeke Photo courtesy John Groves Photo courtesy U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Camera Trappingcamera-trapping-tab-set600rtbs_arrows#2951c2 ‌Project HistoryCurrent Status A major research effort based on the use of camera traps started at the North Carolina Zoo in 2011. This particular project focused on learning more about predator species found on the Zoo's undeveloped land.…

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