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

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A Blues Traveler Kind of Journey

Great Opportunities: Sometimes you get invited to the party... This blog has been kicking around for almost five years. Some of it is my thoughts and opinions. Some of it is essays, some is about the Chop Concept, and some... Continue Reading →

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Where Do I Belong?

You might be aware of some of my travels in the animal world. The Houston Parrot Festival, The Cincinnati Zoo, the Midwest Bird Expo, Natural Encounters, the BEST Parrot Conference, The Avian Encounters Trilogy Video Premiere and most recently, Best... Continue Reading →

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 →

A New Decade in the Works

Wouldn't this look good on my car? Ten years ago, when the Millennium rolled around, I didn't have birds. My life was entirely different really. I was still on my first of the four total vacuum cleaners I've had since... Continue Reading →

Andean Condor

I happened to be walking by the Andean Condor enclosure and saw this. According to Steve, this male Condor is most likely engaging in "Thermoregulation." He's regulating his body temperature by spreading his wings out in the sun:

Just Browsing

In the wild, animals are constantly interacting with plants, shrubs, trees and foliage. It is not only nourishment, but for fun and enrichment. It is entertainment and stimulation and animals love interacting with it. ¬†At the Cincinnati Zoo, they have... Continue Reading →

Cincinnati Zoo’s Award Winning Insectarium

Karen, Cincinnati Zoo's long-time Insectarium Keeper, shows me a glimpse of what it's like to work in Cincinnati Zoo's Insectarium and straightens up the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach Exhibit:

Tall Blondes, the Elephant House and Val’s Spiel

I shot some footage of the Giraffes waiting to go into their yard, the Elephant House and finally I managed to get Val, the Elephant Keeper doing his"Meet the Keeper " moment in the Elephant Yard:

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!:

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