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Zoo Volunteer Observers

Our Zoo Volunteer Observers (ZVO) are a great asset to the Zoo &  our Carl H. Lindner Jr. Family Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) – being our eyes (and ears sometimes) when keepers go home at night.  They have been busy lately monitoring polar bear breeding activity and watching our pregnant giraffe via web cam 24-hrs-day for signs of labor.

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Volunteers Nancy W. and Donna M. watching the polar bears.

The ZVOs have been monitoring the polar bears daily to look for signs of impending estrus/breeding behavior. Their diligent observations are helping CREW researchers learn more about polar bear reproduction and reproductive behavior.

Thank you ZVOs!

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1 What's Gnu at the Cincinnati Zoo - 2014 » Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden - Page 6 { 03.21.14 at 6:45 pm }

[…]   #82 1 Minute Ago Due to today's nice weather and warm teperatures, Gladys' group was outside today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GMSy4306eQ A short article on the zoo's volunteer observers: Zoo Volunteer Observers | Cincinnati Zoo Blog […]

2 We Love our Volunteers | Cincinnati Zoo Blog { 04.10.14 at 1:36 pm }

[…] in our collection. They have been busy lately scheduling ZVO’s for the giraffe birth watch and polar bear reproductive behavior watch.  The inception of this program began in 1974 to help ensure the safety of gorilla moms and […]

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