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Zoological Society of Trinidad and Tobago Inc. - Official Website

Disoriented Turtle Hatchlings: Not Unusual for Manzanilla Beach

The video posted on facebook of disoriented leatherback hatchlings crossing the road at Manzanilla this season highlights a problem faced by the patrols on this beach for many years now. In fact, there are reports that this has been happening since twenty years ago, and responsible factors are known now to be the lights of passing vehicles, streetlights, lights from houses along the beachfront and even agricultural fires left burning in the night.

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The Flamingos Are Here

This past week, zoo officials were agog with excitement over the arrival of several Caribbean flamingos donated by the San Diego Zoo to proudly take up pride of place in the new exhibit. On Thursday March 03, the birds arrived safely and were received by two representatives from that Zoo, Janice Owlett and Athena Wilson, who were sent beforehand to ensure that the birds settle down well after such a lengthy transfer. Ms. Wilson, a senior keeper at San Diego Zoo for the past six years has the primary responsibility of looking after the flamingos there and stayed back an extra week just to make sure that the birds were thriving. During her stay, Ms. Wilson invested time in training our local zookeepers in proper handling and husbandry of the birds.

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World Wetlands Day 2011 at the Emperor Valley Zoo

The Zoological Society of Trinidad and Tobago Inc. once again celebrated World Wetlands Day at the Emperor Valley Zoo. This year visitors had an opportunity to view a real life educational wetland exhibit!

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This exhibit encompassed different types of wetland flora and fauna such as mangrove trees, water lilies, capybaras, macaws, ducks, crabs and a tapir. Visitors also interacted with a variety of Petting Zoo wetland animals including snakes, a blue and gold macaw and common galaps.

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