Posted by: Rebecca Whitham, Communications
For Woodland Park Zoo, 2009 was a year of notable births, conservation milestones, and a few firsts. Here’s my personal pick of the top 9 zoo stories from 2009, in no particular order--some fun, some inspirational, and some just cute.
What were your favorite zoo stories this year?
1. Creating Papua New Guinea’s first Conservation Area
2. Penguins take their first swim
3. Snow leopard twins born to first-time mom
4. How do you exercise flamingo chicks?
5. Zoo hatches a cottonball…err, tawny frogmouth chick
6. Endangered Oregon spotted frogs released into the wild
7. Zoo staff and community team up to restore local habitat
8. Introducing the world’s first GPS-enabled zoo iPhone app
9. Animals get their own downtown art show, critics go wild