Gorilla Blog: 17 June 2016

Apollo is grounded by his mother, while other gorillas continue to form strong social bonds.

Gorilla Blog: 10 June 2016

Play behavior amongst gorillas is an especially important form of communication.

ftE NewsClip: First Sea Turtle Crawl of 2016

Sea turtle researchers reported the first crawl of North Carolina’s 2016 nesting season. There was no nest laid at the site of this crawl, but they expect a nest nearby soon.

ftE NewsClip: Poisons Are Greatest Threat to Vultures

Two wildlife researchers have stated that carcass poisoning is the single greatest threat to the world’s vulture populations, and have also noted that vultures are the most threatened group of birds on the planet.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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