Wildlife of Cameroon: Collared Elephants

Wildlife of Cameroon: Collared Elephants Since 1998, Dr Mike Loomis and his colleagues have placed satellite tracking collars on nearly 40 elephants in Cameroon and Nigeria. Those collars have generated a tremendous amount of data that, in turn, have been used to better understand, and better conserve, elephants in those countries. The gallery below features…

Snake Mark/Recapture Study – 2015

A group of herpetology researchers gathered data throughout 2015 as part of a mark/recapture study in order to learn more about the native snakes found on the grounds of the North Carolina Zoo.

Catch A Vulture By The Toe

Vulture researcher Corinne Kendall reports on a week spent trapping and satellite tagging vultures in Tanzania.

Massive Cold-Stun Event at Outer Banks

In the span of two days in early January 2016, volunteers patrolling the sound side of Hatteras Island off the coast of North Carolina found 349 cold-stunned turtles. All but two were juvenile green sea turtles, probably three to five years old.

Camera Trapping Research

Researchers use camera traps to learn how native animals make use of undeveloped lands near the North Carolina Zoo. This study, from 2011, focused on predators and their hunting preferences.

The Problem of White-Nose Syndrome

fieldtripEARTH monitors status of White-Nose Syndrome research and how the disease affects bat populations in the United States.

Crest Rehabbed, Returned to Open Ocean

After more than five months of rehabilitation at the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island, a loggerhead named “Crest” was returned to the beach and set free into the open ocean.

Just the Facts: African Vultures

Vultures are found on every continent except Australia and Antarctica. Learn more facts about these very interesting birds.

African Vulture Research: October 2015 Update

Researchers have placed satellite telemetry tags on two vultures near two national parks in Tanzania. These tags will allow the researchers to track the vultures for about twelve months and, in doing so, to gather important information about their movement, mortality, and breeding.

African Vulture Research

Vultures play a critical role in any landscape where they are found and, in fact, often serve as indicators for the quality of a particular habitat. Human actions, however, are having a significant impact on vulture populations around the world.