Category Archives: Newsletters

Winter 2021

Download Winter 2021 (01-11-2021) newsletter This issue includes: AASAG Committee Updates AASAG Communications Committee Update: 2020 Ambassador Animal Collections Survey Results AASAG Best Practices Initiative Update AASAG Professional Development and Research Initiatives Update Articles Socially Distanced Guest Engagement in the Time of COVID-19 SHOW AND TAIL: To Every Animal, There is a Season (Barn Owl) SHOW AND TAIL: The Little

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summer 2020

Download Summer 2020 (07-08-2020) newsletter This issue includes: COVID-19 Special Articles Our 2-Team Approach During COVID-19 Taking Care of Program Animals Without Programs Moving Our Ambassador Program Forward During the COVID-19 Pandemic SPECIES SPOTLIGHT: Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula SHOW AND TAIL: Beyond the Water Spout – Training Itsy, Bitsy Spiders SHOW AND TAIL: Fernando and Cora: Climbing to New Heights

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spring 2020

Download Spring 2020 (04-17-2020) newsletter This issue includes: Ambassador Animal Acquisition AMBASSADORS IN ACTION: Individualization in our Ambassador Animals: A Goat isn’t Just a Goat Page SHOW AND TAIL: A Flocking Good Time (Chilean flamingo) AMBASSADORS IN ACTION: Heroes Arrive at Point Definance Zoo & Aquarium (African giant pouched rats) RESEARCH CORNER: Impact of a Restarted Ambassador Animal Program (building

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Winter 2020

Download Winter 2020 (01-27-2020) newsletter This issue includes: AMBASSADORS IN ACTION: Close Encounters of the Wild Kind: Linneaus Two-toed Sloth SHOW AND TAIL: Assessing 2.1 Straw Colored Fruit Bats (Eidolon helvum) for Ambassador Work SHOW AND TAIL: A Touching Experience (touch tanks) AMBASSADORS IN ACTION: Interpretive Tools for Incorporating Empathy into Live Animal Presentations SHOW AND TAIL: “Should I Stay

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Fall 2018 Newsletter

Download Fall 2018 Newsletter SHOW AND TAIL: Breaking the Rules: An unconventional and successful approach to breeding three-banded armadillos Upcoming AZA Professional Development Courses and Professional Conferences SPECIES SPOTLIGHT: Common Chuckwalla, Sauromalus ater Related: See Western Chuckwalla AMBASSADORS IN ACTION: The Little Macaw That Could: Finding the Right Job for the Animal SHOW AND TAIL: Relationship Building and Training Success

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Spring-Summer 2018

Download Spring-Summer 2018 (06-27-2018) News from the Ambassador Animal SAG Trending Topics in Ambassador Animals Trending Topics: Domestic Dogs and Cats as Ambassador Animals: A Look at Eight Facilities Ambassadors in Action: A Slow but Steady Race Against Extinction: Training Radiated Tortoises to Inspire Public Participation in Conservation Efforts Show and Tail: Housing Ambassador Animals on Exhibit Learning How to Give

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Winter 2017

Download Winter 2017-18 (01-02-2018) This issue includes: News from the Ambassador Animal SAG Trending Topics in Ambassador Animals: Introduction Imprinted vs. Parent Reared Owls Participating in Programs – Perspectives from Four Facilities Ambassadors in Action: Enriching Ambassador Animals Development of an Invertebrate Program at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Species Spotlight: Tawny Frogmouth

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Fall 2017

Download the Fall 2017 (09-04-2017) News from the Ambassador Animal SAG Starting the Conversation: Trending Topics in Ambassador Animals Ambassadors in Action: The “Path” to Stardom for a Pair of Pelicans Ambassadors in Action Part Two: The Shark Cart Research Corner: Transport Protocol Study for Ectothermic Species Used in Outreach Programming at Akron Zoo Show and Tail: Working with a Mother-Reared Ambassador Serval

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Spring 2017 Newsletter

Download Spring 2017 (07-15-2016) News from the Ambassador Animal SAG Ambassadors in Action: Watertown Middle School CARES About the Ambassador Animals at the Bramble Park Zoo Research Corner: Could a Visit to the Zoo Lower Your Level of Stress? Species Spotlight: Prehensile Tailed Skink Show and Tail: West African Crowned Cranes at Tracy Aviary Population Management for Animal Ambassadors: A

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