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Global Projects

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Toco Toucan Population Density Survey

Year: 2004

Scientific Name(s) of Species: Rhamphastos toco

Project Leader/Investigator(s): Graham Watkins, Iwokrama Center Guyana

Country/ Region where occurred: Guyana, South America

Spent on Project 2007: $2000

Project Description: Census count by in-situ bird clubs of local populations of toco toucans in order to develop a population density estimate of toco toucans

Reconstruction of SSP Captive Population of Toco Toucans

Year: 2003, 2004

Scientific Name(s) of Species: Rhamphastos toco

Project Leader/Investigator(s): Ken Naugher

Country/ Region where occurred: Guyana, South America

Other AZA Zoos/Aquariums involved: Denver Zoo, Santa Barbara Zoo, Sea World Orlando, Bronx Zoo, Brevard Zoo, Lowry Park, Busch Gardens, Nashville Zoo, Audubon Zoo, Dreher Park

Spent on Project 2007: $56,000

Project Description: Importation of 35 new founders to the SSP population in order to avoid genetic crash of the population in the future.

Seasonality of Reproduction in Captive Squirrel Monkeys

Year: 2005

Scientific Name(s) of Species: Saimiri sciureus

Project Leader/Investigator(s): Heather Trevino, Auburn University

Country/ Region where occurred: USA

Non-AZA Organizations involved: Auburn University

Spent on Project 2007: $3000

Project Description: Comparison of seasonality of births in captive squirrel monkeys in outdoor versus indoor facilities.

Comparison of Several Types of Enrichment for Captive Felids

Year: 2006

Scientific Name(s) of Species: Panthera tigris, Leopardus pardalis, Panthera onca, Puma concolor, Acinonyx jubatus, Panthera leo

Project Leader/Investigator(s): Amy Skibiel, Heather Trevino, Auburn University, Ken Naugher, Montgomery Zoo

Country/ Region where occurred: USA

Non-AZA Organizations involved: Auburn University

Spent on Project 2007: $1200

Project Description: Comparison of three different types of enrichment: bones, fish and spices in order to measure change in activity, stereotypic, and preference behaviors.

Cheetah Artificial Insemination with Cryopreserved Namibian Sperm

Year: 2002

Scientific Name(s) of Species: Acinonyx jubatus

Project Leader/Investigator(s): JoGayle Howard, Smithsonian National Zoo

Country/ Region where occurred: USA

Other AZA Zoos/Aquariums involved: National Zoo

Project Description: Provided animals for insemination

Development & Identity of Sexually Dimorphic Reproductive Signals and Responses by African eEephants

Year: 2006

Scientific Name(s) of Species: Loxodonta africana

Project Leader/Investigator(s): Jordana Meyer, Georgia Southern University

Country/ Region where occurred: USA

Non-AZA Organizations involved: Georgia Southern University

Project Description: Hormonal assay of urine in order to determine specific times in the estrous cycle of African elephants. Allowed researcher to collect samples & observations.

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