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 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.

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.

Schweinitz’s Sunflowers

Researchers from the North Carolina Zoo, in partnership with several other institutions, have been successful in relocating endangered plant populations to restored habitat areas near the Zoo in Randolph County, North Carolina.

Research on Ridge’s Mountain

Ridge’s Mountain, located just 12 miles from the North Carolina Zoological Park, is an area rich in research opportunities—horticulture research, wildlife research, and archaeological research are all underway in the preserve.

Pitcher Plants in the Wild

Pitcherplants are becoming rare, and the insects that depend on them are rarer still. Researchers are working to restore populations of both species at a site in Montgomery County, North Carolina.

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