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Ungulate TAG Registration Information
April 23rd to 25th, 2013 at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.  $150.00 per person includes all meals except dinner on April 22nd which will be on your own.  Daily registration is $50.00 per day.

April 22nd will be a full day workshop (8:00 am until 5:00 pm, lunch included) on design and implementation of chutes and working facilities for new hoof stock and renovated hoof stock facilities, with Mark McNamara of Fauna Design and Dan Beetem from the Wilds.

Register through Fossil Rim Wildlife Center by contacting Adam Eyres at adame@fossilrim.org.

Conference Hotel is the Comfort Inn and Suites in Glen Rose, TX.  Contact them directly at 254 898-8900 or comfortglenrose@yahoo.com for the special rates they are offering for this conference.  The web site will show you details of the facility, but you can only book rooms (at the discounted rate) by calling them directly at this number or e-mailing at this address!

Nearby airports are Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Dallas Love Field (DAL).  For coordinating rental cars, DFW is probably the better choice to fly into, but Southwest Airlines only flies into Dallas Love Field.  Web sites are www.dfwairport.com and www.dallas-lovefield.com.  If you are coordinating a carpool, make sure you are all arriving at the SAME airport.  Both airports are about 1 ½ hours from Fossil Rim, but the airports are about 30 minutes from each other.

Both airports have rental car agencies on site.

For those leaving immediately after the conference, you should plan to leave on the 26th since transportation to the airport, and arriving early like they recommend, you will miss most of the meetings on the 25th—plus, you’ll want to stay for the final banquet and fund raiser.

For those of you that are already signed up for the drop floor chute hands-on workshop (which is now full) at Fossil Rim on April 26th, make sure you book your flights out no earlier than 5:00 pm on the 26th 


2012 Mid Year Meeting Information

Ungulate Midyear
Midyear Program, Working Copy

Husbandry Session:
Plains Zebra
Nile Lechwe
Drop floor chute training for ungulates

Semen Importation
Ruminant Imports

Teaching Giraffe Conservation
Ungulate Marketing Profiles
Marketing Ungulates

Reports from the Field:
Grevy's Zebra Trust Update
Hirola Recovery Project
Racing to Save the Hirola
The Markhor of Tajikstan - Nature Protection Team
Scimitar-horned Oryx Reintroduction Project

Research Session:
Babirusa and Red River Hogs
Mixing Science with Politics
Use it or Lose it
Genetic Management of the Addax SSP

TAG Updates:
Antelope and Giraffe

Oakland Zoo Flyer #1 - Email Contact Amy Phelps
Oakland Zoo Flyer #2

* June 3rd to June 5th, 2011 *  Registration Form and Airport/Hotel Information
Join us for the Ungulate Care Workshop: “Hoof Care and Trimming Procedures” at the Oakland Zoo in Oakland, California. During this 3 day course you will obtain a complete understanding of hoof health and will gain valuable hoof trimming skills!
This workshop is limited to 6 participants as it provides both classroom learning and hands on field experience.

Contact Amy Phelps for information.  Sign up early, there is a 10 person maximum for this workshop!

The Wilds - Email Contact Dan Beetem
Course to coincide annual herd exam as animals are moved to and from pastures or winter holding.
Various antelope and deer species—moving groups and squeeze chute exams.
Two Students per course.
Two full days with arrival the night before and departure on the third day.
Housing at Conservation Science Training Center cabins.
$300.00 per person—Course and housing. Plus $25.00 TAG donation.
Contact Dan Beetem for more information.

Saint Louis Zoo - Email Contact Tim Thier
Participants will spend part of each day working directly with St. Louis staff to gain experience in managing 23 species of ungulates, 2 species of marsupials and 9 species of birds in a traditional urban zoo setting.
Contact Tim Thier for more information.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center  - Email Contact Adam Eyres
Winter Dates Only—Course to coincide with the animals in hard antler.
Red Deer/Fallow Deer Vasectomies—Cervid Handling
Two Students per course.
Two full days with arrival the night before and departure on the third day.
Housing at Katie’s Cottage (or with Fossil Rim keeper staff—case by case)
$300.00 per person—Course and housing costs.
Contact Adam Eyres from more information.

Los Angeles Zoo - Email Contact Jeff Holland

The Los Angeles Zoo has over twenty years of experience in the management and husbandry of several unique ungulate species. Participants will be able to work closely with LA Zoo staff that care for these species. The LA Zoo specializes in the management and husbandry of forest duikers, gerenuk, pronghorn, Suids and Caprinae.
Contact Jeff Holland for more information.

Information on the following locations coming soon:
White Oak
San Diego Zoo/San Diego’s Wild Animal Park

Ruminant Workshop

Ruminant Browser Nutrition Workshop Information, click here for more information.
September 28-29th, 2010


Calling all Zookeepers, Veterinarians, Field and Zoo Researchers and Giraffe Conservationists!  Mark your calendars for the Inaugural Giraffe Professionals Conference to be held at the Phoenix Zoo from February 21 to 24, 2010.  Please follow this link for the conference announcement to learn more about "All of the Above".

IUCN Update

Did you know that one fourth of antelope species are threatened with extinction in the world?  Please read the latest IUCN Report for more information.

Giraffe Website

Megan Strauss, University of Minnesota, gave a great presentation of her giraffe field research project in Tanzania at the AZA Midyear Ungulate TAG meetings in Oklahoma City.  Check out her newly-started website at www.serengetigiraffeproject.org

Check out this Blog!
Check out Fossil Rim's Wildlife Center new blog, Dr. Hoofstock!

"Centered at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, we are a small group of students, managers and scientists engaged in a collaborative learning project to improve management of tropical hoofstock species on private lands across America. We are starting with waterbuck and plan to network with other institutions to apply what we learn to other species such as addax, addra gazelle and Przwalski’s horse".

Hot off the presses:  Volume 5 of Sandscript, the Sahara Conservation Fund's newsletter.  SCF"s mission is to conserve Sahelo-Saharan antelope and other species.

The most recent Antelope Specialist Group Gnusletter Volume 28 #2 (March 2010) is now available at the new Antelope Specialist Group website.  The latest Giraffa issues, the newsletter for the International Giraffe Working Group can also be found on the Antelope Specialist Group section of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) website at www.iucn.org.  

Antelope TAG & Population Management Updates

(Must use AZA member log in to access SSP and PMP information in the Conservation Programs Database.)

AZA Animal Conservation Report

Published Studbooks - in progress

Conservation Program Vacancies - in progress

Conservation Spotlight

GIC Okapi Conservation Project

Featured Picture

Brevard Zoo Giraffe

Credit - Brevard Zoo Staff


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