The 6th International Conference on Zookeeping (ICZ) will contribute to the highest standard of professional animal care by:
For more information, visit http://www.temaiken.org.ar/icz2018/en/index.php
October 28-31, 2018
Hosted by Zoo Knoxville in Knoxville, TN
For the first time, the Canid and Hyenid TAG will be offering an opportunity to gain hands-on capture and restraint experience from the leading experts, with critically endangered wolves at their annual health exams. This rare opportunity will be offered to the husbandry course students at an additional fee. Students can choose to participate on November 4 or November 8. The workshop will be limited to six students per day so not all students attending the associated husbandry course will be able to attend – sign up early!
For more information, please visit https://www.stlzoo.org/animals/abouttheanimals/mammals/carnivores/2018-canid-and-hyenid-husbandry-course.
Did you know AZA offers an advanced course designed for Species Survival Plan Coordinators, TAG Leaders, and other experienced Animal Program Leaders? This November 5-10, in St. Louis, MO the AZA Professional Development Program will be hosting:
The course aims to teach the science behind breeding and transfer recommendations. Participants are trained to be competent population managers who can effectively coordinate zoo and aquarium breeding programs. Students are also given the opportunity to better understand the role of an AZA program leader and how that program leader works with the Population Management Center or a Small Population Management Group Advisor to manage their animal program.
The canid and hyenid husbandry course is a three-day class that covers the husbandry of the four large canids (painted dogs, Mexican wolves, red wolves, maned wolves) and the one hyena species (spotted hyena) managed by the AZA Canid and Hyenid TAG as SSPs. In the future plans are to include the small canids in managed programs under the TAG umbrella.
Course topics include, but not limited to:
For more information, please visit: https://www.stlzoo.org/animals/abouttheanimals/mammals/carnivores/2018-canid-and-hyenid-husbandry-course
The 2nd International Wildlife Reintroduction Conference will bring together top experts in the field to focus on the evolving science of reintroduction and discuss "lessons learned," identify scientific processes that improve effectiveness, and build a culture of innovation of theoretical and applied research on wildlife reintroduction and other conservation translocations. Please visit www.reintro.org to learn more about the conference, including registration information.