Winter • January-March 2007
Volume 27, Issue 1
Education: Learning to Act Like Animals
An acting class at the Zoo? Animals help children conquer the stage.
Conservation: Helping Animals in the Wild
Piping plovers, iguanas and coral reefs—zookeepers to the rescue!
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.
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