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.
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.
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.
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.
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.