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December 2014 – March 2015

Dec
13
Sat
2014
Holiday Hoorah! Member Party
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Zoo members can kick off the holiday season at the zoo with yummy eats and holiday treats! Plus, visit with Santa and meet zoo animals in up-close encounters. Refreshments and activities free for zoo members.

Jan
14
Wed
2015
Free Conservation Lecture
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Rat Poisons and their Impacts on Wildlife: what we know, don’t know, and alternatives”  by Dr. Mourad Gabriel, Ph.D, Integral Ecology Research Center, Ecologist & Director

 

Pesticides are used extensively within urban and agricultural settings with the goal of reducing damage to human and domestic animal food supplies or the spread of disease.  However, non-target species including sensitive wildlife have unfortunately been exposed or poisoned through legal and illegal uses of these toxicants. One type of pesticide, rodenticide, has contributed to world-wide exposure and poisonings of numerous non-target wildlife species.  Locally, in Humboldt County, the misuse of rodenticides has been associated with trespass marijuana cultivation on forested public and tribal community lands. These habitats are home to several species of conservation concern, and the use of toxicants have both individual and population level effects on many of these wildlife species.  In addition, due to the inherent purpose of these compounds, the affected prey populations within these sites are thus influencing the fitness of species dependent on them.

This lecture will focus on the current data that has been collected by Dr. Gabriel on wildlife exposures and deaths attributed to these toxicants in Humboldt County. It will also discuss the difficulties of collecting the effects of these toxicants, as well as alternatives that people could incorporate at home and within legal use settings that are not as toxic.

 

For more on conservation events happening at Sequoia Park Zoo, visit our Conservation Events page.

Feb
11
Wed
2015
Free Conservation Lecture
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Imperiled Fishers in the Pacific Northwest”  by Sean Matthews, Ph.D., Wildlife Conservation Society, Klamath Landscape Coordinator

 

The fisher, known to science as Pekania pennanti, is considered one of the most adept and elusive carnivores in our western forests; capable of regularly preying on well-fortified porcupines and rarely spotted by even the most regular of forest visitors. Despite their tenacity and elusive nature, these house-cat-sized weasels were unable to elude the pressures of unregulated trapping for furs and the loss of forested habitats associated with logging over the last century. It is suspected that logging continues to threaten fisher populations by means of habitat fragmentation, reductions in habitat size, and changes in forest structure rendering it unsuitable for fishers. As a result of population declines, range contractions, and existing threats, the fisher is a candidate for federal endangered species protection.

Join conservation scientist Dr. Sean Matthews as he shares his decade of research and conservation experience on fishers throughout California, Oregon, and Washington. Through photographs and videos, Sean will share stories of fisher biology, conservation concerns, research and conservation efforts, and what it takes to raise an orphaned fisher kit, from rescue to release.

 

For more on conservation events happening at Sequoia Park Zoo, visit our Conservation Events page.

Mar
11
Wed
2015
Free Conservation Lecture
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Frogs and Chytrid in Coffee, Oh My!”  by Jennifer Brown, Graduate Student, HSU Wildlife, and SPZF Grant Recipient

 

Detailed information coming soon.

 

For more on conservation events happening at Sequoia Park Zoo, visit our Conservation Events page.

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Open Today from 10am to 5pm

Adults: $5.75

Children (3-12): $3.75

Seniors (60+): $4.75

Children under 3: Free

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Oct
25
Sat
2014
12:00 pm Boo at the Zoo
Boo at the Zoo
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Boo at the Zoo
Enjoy frightfully delightful family fun and discover the world of bats, spiders, snakes and more with exciting games and activities. Plus, animal encounters and costume [...]
Nov
12
Wed
2014
7:00 pm Free Conservation Lecture
Free Conservation Lecture
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Conservation Lecture
“Farmers and Fish: Restoration of the Salt River Ecosystem”  by M. Doreen Hansen, Humboldt County Resource Conservation District   Near the town of Ferndale, dairy [...]

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