Category Archives: Conservation

Invasive Asian carp can reproduce in variable habitats

Research by Reuben Goforth, assistant professor of forestry and natural resources at Purdue University, indicates that Asian carp can reproduce in a wider variety of habitat than was initially thought. Goforth’s research suggests that the Asian carp can spawn later in the year than expected and in shallower water than in their native Asian ecosystems. These findings make preventing the spread of Asian carp all the more critical. Click this sentence for more details.

New tigers arrive at Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

Recently, one of the male Sumatran tigers at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo was sent to the San Diego Zoo as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ conservation breeding program. However, the Children’s Zoo also recently received two Sumatran tigers from a Texas-based zoo. 

 

Two new Sumatran tigers join the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. Indah, a female, is pictured on the left and beside her is her brother, Bugara. Both are one year old. (Photo by Sheri Hemrick).