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Briefing on Zoo and Aquarium Oiled Wildlife Rescue Efforts

Silver Spring, MD– The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is holding a briefing that will feature national and Gulf region experts who will provide up-to-date information from the front lines of the wildlife rescue and rehabilitation effort.

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is impacting sea turtles, birds, marine mammals, and many other endangered species. Over 50 AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums are responding with resources and expertise.

WHO:       Dr. Paul Boyle, Senior Vice President for Conservation and Education, AZA                 

John D. Hewitt, Director of Husbandry, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, LA                 

Dr. Joseph Smith, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Fort Wayne, IN

WHAT:    Breakfast Briefing hosted by the AZA in conjunction with the Congressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus

WHEN:    Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.WHERE:  Rayburn House Office Building, Rm. B339 

Contact:Linda Cendes, 301.562.0777 x236,

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