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Parrots are cool. They are also one hell of a lot of work.


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Cookie the Little Penguin at the Cincinnati Zoo

I was going over some of my files and realized I never posted my video of Cookie the Little Penguin in the break room at the Cincinnati Zoo. I put it up at YouTube, but never posted it here. So... Continue Reading →

Moving an Emu

Mel the Emu got a new enclosure to hang out in. The Bird House Staff in collaboration with Wildlife Canyon and "Wings of Wonder" Bird Show Staff helped with Mel's move. Mel is one big bird!:

Morning Rounds With Steve

In the morning, a Keeper has to drive all over the zoo in a cart to feed the birds located all around the zoo. this is just part of those rounds:

Feeding Storks and Pelicans

I misspoke in this video referring to the Pelicans as "Penguins." I obviously know the difference but apparently my mouth got ahead of my brain. These are Pink Backed Pelicans and Saddle Billed Storks and Steve is giving them fish... Continue Reading →

All Wet…Again

I’m back at the Cincinnati Zoo and settled into Steve and Carol’s Fabulous stone cottage. It reminds me of the house Jackson Pollock and his wife rented out in Long Island right before he became the “new rising artist" of... Continue Reading →

Cincinnati Zoo: The Sequel

I'm returning to the Cincinnati Zoo on Monday to work as a keeper in the Bird House. I'll be there for three weeks doing what I do best: hosing down enclosures, cutting up fruit, feeding the King Penguins, artfully arranging... Continue Reading →

My Kea Toy Debut at the Cincinnati Zoo

Kim Klosterman Hanging the Kea toy in the indoor enclosure Last week I sent a big toy to my friends the Keas at the Cincinnati Zoo. The staff had a pretty good time watching them beat the living hell out... Continue Reading →

Teasers and Tidbits; Things to Come

I've been incredibly busy trying to get photos taken and I've had so many people to talk to, I haven't had time to get a post together. So here are some photos to give you an idea of what's been... Continue Reading →

It’s Just So Much!

The sheer volume of work at the Bird House is overwhelming if you stop long enough to think about it. And if something odd comes up, and you have to cope with that along with your normal routine, well, you... Continue Reading →

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