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Winter • January-March 2007

Volume 27, Issue 1

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Education: Learning to Act Like Animals

An acting class at the Zoo? Animals help children conquer the stage.

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Conservation: Helping Animals in the Wild

Piping plovers, iguanas and coral reefs—zookeepers to the rescue!

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The Camel With Nine Lives

The amazing survival story of Rachel the camel and the Zoo staff who kept her alive.

10 Education: Lab Full of Fun

The Zoological Society’s Animal Adaptations Lab gets even more exciting.

15 On the Job: Animal Family Matters

Tracking animal family trees with the Zoo registrar.

16 Take a Train Back In Time

Choo-choo! How the Zoo keeps its 50-year-old train— and other attractions— ticking.

Summer Camps Brochure

Look for the Zoological Society’s Summer Camps 2007 brochure packaged with this Alive. Online registration for these camps at the Milwaukee County Zoo starts Feb. 7. Photo: Mashay Keefer of Milwaukee (left) got help with her microscope from teenager Stephanie Pushkash during the 2006 summer camp What’s Up Doc?

Look for an insert containing the Platypus Society and Serengeti Circle members lists with this Alive magazine. To bring more atten- tion to our donors, sponsors, grantors and other contributors, we are now packaging these pages separately.

18 Ten Years for the Birds

Celebrating a decade of international bird research, conservation and education.

20 On the Heels of a Moose

A day in the life of a Zoo curator: From acquiring a moose to chasing a sheep, Bess Frank’s job has plenty of variety.

22 What's Gnu

A fairy bluebird chick, a Baird’s tapir calf, a new great-horned owl & a ringed teal chick.

KIDS ALIVE

11-14 Animal sponsors, reptiles and sea creatures, and a teacher dedicated to conservation

On the Cover Rachel the camel (see page 8)

Alive WINTER 2007

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