Category Archives: Zoos

Interspecific prey theft in extant theropod dinosaurs – Ardea vs. Spheniscus

Golly, what a science journal-worthy title! An unnecessarily complicated and grandiloquent Ersatz for a simple “Heron steals penguins’ fish!” The Tierpark Friedrichsfelde in Berlin has started announcing feeding times a while ago, and the penguin feeding (Humboldt penguins, Spheniscus humboldti) … Continue reading

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Theropod Thursday 53: Snow White

Last Monday, work took me to the Weltvogelpark Walsrode (wikipedia). It is really weird that I haven’t been there before, and I was determined to make the most of this visit, despite a so-so weather forecast. The Weltvogelpark is a … Continue reading

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Theropod Thursday 52: pulling a leg! Erhm….rather: pulling a tail!

Hungry I am. An aardwolf (Proteles cristata), too. A hungry aardwolf. Yep, that’s it. A hungry aardwolf. Now get me my food. Now! This is the elusive critter that David Hone, my esteemed colleague with plenty of zoo experience, and … Continue reading

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non-raptors at the Wildpark Tambach

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. I’ve covered the raptor flight show at the wonderful Wildpark Tambach near Coburg before, as well as the lynxes; now it is time for an overview of what else the place has to offer. As is … Continue reading

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Tierpark hummingbird revisited

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. Last winter I spent a fun day in the Tierpark with my colleague Dave Hone, a day that included some fun in the Krokodilhaus. Dave’s camera got all fogged up inside, whereas mine worked perfectly. In … Continue reading

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Newbie sighting at Tierpark Berlin (not!)

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. Recently, I posted a short piece on my view on the rather ridiculous turns the debate about the Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde has taken. As I mentioned, there are quite a few points that should see improvement, although … Continue reading

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The place is a zoo – the Tiergarten Berlin debate

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. Recently, some journalists and politicians in Berlin started a big debate about the Tierpark Berlin: should it be closed, or what else should be done about it losing money? Does Berlin need the Tierpark, and can … Continue reading

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