8/26/2015 Ohio zoo sending “Harapan” to Indonesia in hopes he’ll mate and help save his species. By Vicki Croke In order to help save his species, Harapan, the only Sumatran rhino living outside Southeast Asia, is going home—even though he’s a big-city American-raised rhino who’s never even seen “home” before. Members of the Cincinnati Zoo … Continue reading Cincinnati Rhino Needed In Sumatra
8/8/2015 How a famous biologist spent his career saving ‘the tequila bat’ and rectifying the image drawn in Bram Stoker’s classic story. By Vicki Croke On the nights that the teenage Rodrigo Medellin didn’t have enough cow’s blood stored in the freezer’s ice-cube trays to feed the 10 pet vampire bats he kept in the … Continue reading Take The Bat Man, Dracula, And Tequila. Mix Well.
11/12/14 Have Myanmar's highly endangered Asian elephants been saved in a counter-intuitive way —in part, by keeping them employed in logging camps? By Vicki Croke As President Obama touches down in Myanmar today and many people talk of human rights and democratic reform, conservationists also see an urgent agenda: the future of elephants. Here is … Continue reading The Half-Captive, Half-Wild Elephants Of Myanmar: A Quirky Road To Survival
8/24/2013 Listen to the story here: By Vicki Croke and Christen Goguen NEW BEDFORD, MA — Considering that there is no store called “Elephants-R-Us,” where can a zoo find toys for the biggest, smartest and most playful animals in their care? For the Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford, the answer has come from an … Continue reading MassArt students create toys big enough for elephants
10/31/2016 Shot and stolen from the wild, one orphaned orangutan, an emblem of conservation efforts, gets a second chance. By Vicki Croke https://youtu.be/SqM2nU5HYVk He’s proved to be a fighter, more resilient than anyone could have imagined when he was rescued from a shop in West Borneo on June 14. On that very first day, what … Continue reading Didik’s Journey To Orangutan Baby School
4/7/2014 Life lessons from a chicken? Watch this interview with Terry Hill and her hen Mrs. Grey and you may discover that chickens can be more sensible than some of your friends. Terry Hill reads to Mrs. Grey in the waiting room of the New England Wildlife Center. Photo: Christen Goguen. Produced by Christen Goguen. … Continue reading Hen Zen: What The Chickens Have To Teach Us
The New York Times Book Review Charles Foster's 'Being A Beast' By Vicki Constantine Croke It’s not easy being a theriomorph. The gods of myth never seem to break a sweat when they sprout an elephant head, goat hooves or swan’s wings. But few of us mere mortals can take on an animal’s nature so … Continue reading Book review — ‘I Want To Know What It Is Like To Be A Wild Thing’
The New York Times Book Review Helen Macdonald’s ‘H Is for Hawk’ By Vicki Constantine Croke Follow @VickiCroke If birds are made of air, as the nature writer Sy Montgomery says, then writing a great bird book is a little like dusting for the fingerprints of a ghost. It calls for poetry and science, conjuring … Continue reading Book review — Helen Macdonald’s ‘H Is for Hawk’