April 14th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Name : The Hearst Garden of Comparative Zoology
Species : Private zoo
Origin : Delusion of grandeur
Current habitat : Californian wild coast
Diet : Memories

“William Randolph Hearst created the largest private zoo in the world on his ranch at San Simeon. Traveling the winding ranch road to Hearst Castle guests passed through fenced fields populated with many species of exotic wild animals freely roaming over the hillsides as though they were native to this land. It was an amazing sight. The ever-changing collection of animals was established in 1923 when American bison, Rocky Mountain elk, and European white fallow deer were acquired.”

Queen of Animals

April 9th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Name : Wildlife Waystation
Species : Sanctuary
Origin : Hollywood ShowBeastness leftovers
Current habitat : Angeles National Forest
Diet : Donations


“Founded in 1976 by wildlife lover and expert Martine Colette, the Wildlife WayStation is a national non-profit, holding rehabilitation, medical and problem solving refuge for native, wild and exotic animals. Located in the Angeles National Forest, north of the San Fernando Valley, the Wildlife WayStation is a safe haven for both native and exotic wildlife and is dedicated to their rescue, rehabilitation and relocation. These animals come from all over the world and from many different situations. The WayStation’s long-standing commitment is to accept any animal, no matter what the problem, free of charge and with no reservations. In short, no wild or exotic animal in need is ever turned away. Since its inception, the Wildlife WayStation has provided shelter and care to over 75,000 animals.”





April 8th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Name : Biologging
Species : Geolocalisation technology
Origin : NASA
Current habitat : wings
Diet : Conservation Projects


James Sheppard is a spatial and landscape ecologist, with a broad interest in the movement patterns, habitat use and resource selection of endangered wildlife. Spatial ecology is the fastest growing field in ecology, and is being driven by rapid developments in biologging technology. Biologgers are miniaturized digital instruments that enable previously unobtainable information to be remotely acquired on the spatial behaviors and internal state of free-ranging wildlife.”


April 7th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Hunters, Herders and Hamburgers

Center for Ecology & Evolution

April 5th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Integrating Ecology
into Macroevolutionary Research


April 4th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Of Human-Animal Relationships


April 1st, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Name : ID numbers
Species : Gymnongyps californianus (Californian Condor)
Origin : Pleistocene
Current habitat : West America
Diet : Carrion (now sometimes fed by a puppet condor)


“As the condor‘s population continued to decline, discussion began about starting a captive breeding program for the birds. Opponents to this plan argued that the condors had the right to freedom, that capturing all of the condors would change the species’ habits forever, and that the cost was too great. However, the project received the approval of the US Government, and the capture of the remaining wild condors was completed on Easter Sunday 1987, when AC-9, the last wild condor, was captured. There were only 22 condors in existence, all in captivity.”

“The California Condor conservation project is the most expensive species conservation project in United States history, costing over $35 million, including $20 million in federal and state funding, since World War II.”


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March 25th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Biosphere 2


March 24th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

World Scientific Collaboration