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 Fairytales and Frogs Day is only a few days away! Bring the whole family to the Birmingham Zoo for this exciting event on Saturday, August 19!
 In Zimbabwe, the team from the Birmingham Zoo partnering with Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage were atop the Matopos using VHF radio signals to try and locate leopards in the wild who have been tagged with tracking collars. Picking up on these signals help the researches identify travel routes and ranges of large carnivores.
 Update from Africa: Erin Miller is currently representing the Birmingham Zoo on a Passion Into Conservation Action grant in Zimbabwe. Erin has been testing natural scents on leopards in human care to find which ones attract the cats and elicit a stronger response. Erin spent the weekend in the field testing these natural scents throughout the Matopos to see what effect they have on tracking leopards in the wild.
 Did you know that by visiting the Birmingham Zoo, you are supporting conservation projects in Alabama as well as around the world? The team currently participating in leopard and brown hyena research in Zimbabwe found these tracks over the weekend in the area being surveyed. For #TriviaTuesday – what animal do you think it is?
 The team from the Birmingham Zoo in Zimbabwe spent the weekend in the Matopos participating in ongoing leopard and hyena research. The camera traps that they set last week were checked during their stay and captured some amazing photos of wildlife. In these photos you can see lots of amazing animals that call Zimbabwe home. What’s your favorite African animal?
 Bilbo, the Eurasian eagle owl visited WBRC FOX6 News this morning with details about the upcoming Fairytales and Frogs Day at the Birmingham Zoo on August 19 from 10am-2pm. More information at!
 As part of Erin Miller’s Passion into Conservation Action (PiCA) grant, she is helping implement animal training procedures at Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage in Zimbabwe. Erin is currently working with Chipangali staff on new ways to train husbandry behaviors, which allow animals to participate in their own healthcare. Here, Lisa at Chipangali is working with one of the jackals on a stand still behavior so that topical flea medication can be administered.
 Today, Birmingham Zoo staff members currently in Zimbabwe at the Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage were able to connect children from a local Zimbabwean school with Porch Creek Indian Children visiting the Zoo. Though separated by over 8,000 miles and 7 hours time difference, the students were able to video chat with one another and learn about similarities between their communities and their local wildlife.