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  • 2017 Reptile and Amphibian Taxon Advisory Group (Herp TAG) Meeting

    Start: May 7, 2017
    End: May 13, 2017
    ABQ BioPark

    The 2017 Herp TAGs are being sponsored by the Albuquerque BioPark in 2017.  Below is a schedule of events:

    • May 7: Icebreaker held at the BioPark Aquarium, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
    • May 8: Lizard TAG (LAG)
    • May 9: Snake TAG (SAG)
    • May 10: Amphibian TAG (ATAG)
    • May 11: Zoo Day at ABQ BioPark
    • May 12: Chelonian TAG (ChAG)
    • May 13: Crocodilian TAG (CAG)

    Rooms have been set aside on Sunday, May 7, 2017 through Sunday, May 13, 2017 at the rate of $109.00 plus tax per night (single/double occupancy)

    Please contact the hotel by calling 505-843-6300 or toll free at 800-237-2133 and ask to be connected to reservations, or use this link for online bookings.

    To receive the group rate, guests must state that they would like to be placed within the “2017 Reptile and Amphibian Taxon Advisory Group Meeting" block of rooms, or they may refer to/enter online the Block Code 1705REPTIL

    Please note, that the cut-off date will be:  April 17, 2017.  After this date, any remaining rooms within the block will be released into the hotel’s general inventory. The price may increase if not booked by April 17th 2017.

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  • Bear TAG Workshop - Bearhavior: Applying Behavioral Research to the Management of Bears

    Start: May 8, 2017
    End: May 10, 2017
    Milwaukee, WI

    The Bear TAG and host, Milwaukee County Zoo have agreed to extend the deadline for registration to workshop “Bearhavior”.  If you have not a chance to register or have lost track of time you now have until Wed. April 26,  5pm PCT to register.  Please go to for all registration and hotel information.  We have a full schedule of exciting presentations and a visit to the zoo planned.  For scheduling; we will begin promptly at 8:30 am Mon May 8 and conclude at 5:00pm Wed May 10 with an optional trip to Henry Villas Zoo scheduled for Thurs.

    Please mark your calendars and try to attend!  Looking forward to seeing everyone in Milwaukee!

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  • 7th International Hornbill Conference

    Start: May 16, 2017
    End: May 18, 2017
    Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

    The 7th International Hornbill Conference will be jointly organised by Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) and Sarawak Convention Bureau. The conference will discuss current status, future trends and challenges pertaining to the conservation of hornbills.

    For more information about the 7th International Hornbill Conference, check out its official website at

    Submission of abstracts on the conference theme is open until October 31, 2016. Please submit your abstracts in English, not exceeding 200 words to Priority will be given to abstracts covering the following subthemes:

    1. Conservation Status Of Hornbills: Threats, Trade and Population
    2. Hornbill Biology and Husbandry
    3. Habitat Fragmentation and Connectivity
    4. Importance of Hornbills: Ecosystem, Culture, Tourism and Awareness

    Full papers of accepted abstracts must be submitted to the Secretariat by January 31, 2017.

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  • Felid TAG Mid-Year Meetings

    Start: Jul 16, 2017
    End: Jul 22, 2017
    Erie Zoo

    The 2017 Felid TAG Mid-Year meetings will be hosted by Erie Zoo in Erie, PA July 16th-22, 2017.   The Mid-year meetings will include the Basic Felid Husbandry Course, SSP Meetings and “regular” format with presentations on Felid Husbandry, Management and Conservation.  

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  • Elephants 360°: Advancing Health & Wellness

    Start: Jul 31, 2017
    End: Aug 4, 2017
    Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

    The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is pleased to announce Elephants 360°, a comprehensive workshop dedicated to advancing the health and wellness of elephants in human care. The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in collaboration with national and international experts will focus on the lifelong care of Asian and African Elephants.

    $500 per person. National and International Scholarships available. To register, visit:

    Target Audience:
    Staff at all levels employed in the care of elephants.

    Topics will include:

    • Goal based program design and development
    • Multigenerational herd management
    • Herd dynamics and feeding strategies
    • Reproduction and herd births
    • Habitat management and preparation
    • Science based husbandry techniques
    • Proactive health monitoring
    • Building an integrated program team, and more.

    Please join us in advancing elephant care by attending this progressive elephant health and wellness workshop.

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  • The Old World Monkey Husbandry Workshop

    Start: Aug 28, 2017
    End: Aug 30, 2017
    The Columbus Zoo

    August 28- 30, 2017

    We are pleased to announce the Old World Monkey Husbandry Workshop hosted by the Columbus Zoo. This exciting 2 and 1/2 day workshop is designed for keepers and care staff responsible for the care and management of Old World monkeys in zoological settings. The instructors have extensive and diverse experience managing Old World monkeys.  Topics that will be included in this workshop are health related management, operant conditioning and enrichment, population management, methods to handle aggression in various social environments and introductions techniques.

    Registration for the workshop will be $100 and this will include the icebreaker, lunch/ snacks for 2 days, transportation between the hotel and the zoo and workshop materials .  Registration and a call for papers and posters will be announced soon.

    The Husbandry Workshop will be followed by the annual Old World Monkey Taxon Advisory Group meeting on the 31st.

     For additional information contact Audra Meinelt:

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  • Canid and Hyaenid TAG Husbandry Course

    Start: Sep 5, 2017
    End: Sep 7, 2017
    Cincinnati Zoo

    This class will cover the species featured in the Large Canid Animal Care Manual, including painted dogs, Mexican wolves, red wolves, maned wolves and the spotted hyena.

    Visit to register and to view additional information about the course. Additional information will be added, so check back frequently! 

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  • 2017 AZA Annual Conference

    Start: Sep 9, 2017
    End: Sep 13, 2017
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Hosted by the Indianapolis Zoo.
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  • New World Primate Husbandry Workshop

    Start: Sep 26, 2017
    End: Sep 30, 2017
    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

    Early Registration Rate of $150.00 until July 31, 2017.

    Please register at:

    Submission deadline for Poster and Paper Abstracts is June 30, 2017. Submit to

    A special conference rate of $109.00 is available at the Hotel Eleganté Conference & Event Center. Click here to reserve your discounted rate.

    Please direct questions to Rick Hester:

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  • Orangutan SSP Husbandry Workshop

    Start: Oct 1, 2017
    End: Oct 4, 2017
    Audubon Nature Institute, New Orleans, La.

    Hotel information is below and is up on our website (  to start looking into booking rooms.  ** Please book your rooms before June 30, 2017.**  That is when the hotel will begin looking at our block of rooms and start giving them away.  It will be difficult to find a hotel room at a reasonable price at this time of year here in New Orleans.



    $219/night for a quad room

    *Price includes breakfast

    Please book your reservations by calling 1-866-311-1200 and requesting the group Association of Zoos & Aquariums/Orangutan SSP Workshop (coded AZA in our system) and the dates or book online at the website:

    We look forward to seeing you in October!

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  • From Good Care to Great Welfare: A Workshop Designed for Animal Care Professionals

    Start: Oct 2, 2017
    End: Oct 6, 2017
    Detroit Zoo, Detroit, Michigan

    The Detroit Zoological Society’s Center for Zoo Animal Welfare is offering an immersive five-day workshop October 2-6, 2017 for professionals working with and around captive animals. The workshop is designed to help participants better understand animals’ perspectives and experiences, address the challenges captivity imposes on animal welfare, and develop the skills necessary to assess and improve overall well-being.  The workshop is comprised of lectures, discussions, group projects and hands-on exercises in the zoo.  The early registration fee of $250 includes all lunches, snacks and two dinners.  Early registration ends August 11, 2017, at which time the fee will increase to $300. There are also limited registration scholarships available.  For more information, please visit or email us at

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  • Aquarium & Zoo Facilities Association Annual Conference

    Start: Oct 15, 2017
    End: Oct 19, 2017
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
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