Blog: Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare

Entangled Dolphin Rescued in Florida

A dolphin calf once entangled in fishing line and gear is swimming freely again with its mother after being rescued yesterday by a team of biologists, a commercial fisherman, veterinarians, and law enforcement personnel. The young male dolphin was seen over the past few weeks in Lemon Bay, near Englewood, Florida, with fishing line and gear wrapped around its body and tail as well as through its mouth.

posted 3/13/2019 10:51:51 AM

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Ernesta Wolf Offspring Located

Brookfield Zoo is excited to share some recent new from the Arizona Game & Fish Department. Ernesta (F1126), a Mexican gray wolf that resided at Brookfield Zoo from 2010-2012, her mate, and pups were introduced into the Mexican wolf recovery area in July 2014. Unfortunately, Ernesta was found deceased in the Gila wilderness recovery area in January of 2015. Without an alpha female present, the fate of Ernesta’s pack was unknown. Some pack members did not survive and others could not be located. Then this December, a trapper accidentally caught a male wolf in his trap...

posted 3/7/2019 3:26:11 PM

What Enrichment Do Big Cats Prefer?

Enrichment is provided to our animals to encourage them to engage in species-typical behaviors, keep them physically active, and cognitively stimulated. Can we figure out which items animals prefer?

posted 3/1/2019 10:41:39 AM

Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare

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