The final tapir...and the penultimate chapter in our Ecuador recaps! Sad. We caught a third tapir just a few days after we found Fayna. And it was a male!! We had a world-renowned reproductive specialist from the Smithsonian Institute with us and he came specifically to collect semen from a wild male mountain tapir. You … Continue reading The final tapir!
Good morning and happy weekend to you! I want to continue our recap of my Ecuador trip! We caught tapir number two (like Mambo No. 5, but less musical!) just a couple days after we caught Jackie. Say hello to Fayna! Our amazing trackers were out in the forest with the dogs maybe only a … Continue reading Tapir Number Two
Well then all of a sudden it was May. What the heck?! But seriously, time is flying. I can't keep up. Between my awesome trip to Ecuador, a promotion at work, my Happiness Project, and a whole lot of other stuff going on it's been hard to keep up with the blog. But as ever, … Continue reading A Mountain Tapir Expedition in the Andes
Howdy friends!! I'm sorry I've been so absent from the blog lately. Life has shifted into overdrive lately and I have been trying to catch up. BUT! I still want to recap my awesome trip to Ecuador. My Zoo sent me and two other people to Ecuador to track and find wild mountain tapirs! Our … Continue reading Papallacta, Ecuador
I am back in the land of good WiFi so get ready for a barrage of Ecuador pictures! My work sent me to Ecuador for a two week expedition to radiocollar wild mountain tapirs and get biological samples on them. This information will hopefully give us a better idea of where these animals range and … Continue reading Colorful Quito!
Hola from Ecuador! I am in the midst of a two-week expedition to radio collar wild mountain tapir and take biological samples! I am thrilled and speechless to be here and am so fortunate that I work somewhere that values conservation and sent me to help out! But until I have time to compile all … Continue reading Dickerson Park Zoo Road Trip
Good afternoon! How are you, friends? I've been pretty busy lately and haven't had a chance to check in and say hello, but we're here together now so let's catch up! Colorado finally figured out it's winter and we had some much needed snow. The dogs were thrilled. They both love snow and Gryff especially … Continue reading Tuesdays are for Tapirs
Happy Friday, friends!! It was a busy week and I'm glad to be sailing into the weekend. My dad was able to come up and visit for a few days so we are in full holiday spirit mode as we pack a lot of Christmas fun into a few days. So let's get to some … Continue reading Festive Friday Favorites
Happy Saturday, my friends! How was your Thanksgiving?! I hope it was full of food and family. It was a fun day over here and it started by sharing Thanksgiving with the zoo animals in my care. The tapirs got some pumpkin pie. 🙂 The monkeys got mashed potatoes and sloths munched on some green … Continue reading Thankful things and holiday explosions
Howdy friends! It’s been a busy couple of weeks and I wanted to pop in and say hello! We had a good Halloween over here keeping it pretty low key just hanging out waiting for trick-o-treaters. We ended up only getting only one lone phantom at our door and his mask scared the jeepers out … Continue reading Halloween and Mexican Food