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October 22-25, 2008


Hosted by Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska  webfowler


Wednesday, October 22

3-6p Registration/free time to explore the zoo

6-10p Ice breaker social

Thursday, October 23

8:30a Registration

9-10:30a Welcome introductions by ZAA Chairman Dr. Larry Killmar and Assistant Zoo Director Danny Morris and a keynote speech by Dr. George Hughes “The sustainable use of wildlife – an invaluable force for conservation. The South African Example.”

10:30-10:45a Break

10:45-12p John Seyjagat “Australia at the National Aquarium in Baltimore”

12p Lunch

1-1:45p Jessi Krebs “A response to the global amphibian crisis from Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo”

1:45-2:30p Joyce Basel “Eco-tourism and conservation”

2:30-3p Snack break

3-4 p Tim Cole “Safety protocols and husbandry in keeping venomous snakes and large constrictors”

4-5p Bill Lucey “Artificial rock themes”

6p Barbeque dinner

Friday, October 24

9-9:45a Dr. Jim Sanderson “Small cat conservation – a global update”

9:45-10a Break

10-10:45a Alan Shoemaker “Wildlife permits for ZAA members”

10:45-11a Break

11-11:45a Joyce Basel “African Association of Zoos and Aquaria (PAAZAB) Outreach Program”

12p Lunch

1:30p Free time to explore the zoo/dinner on your own

2-4p ZAA Board meeting

Saturday, October 25

9-9:45a Jim Fowler “New zoological messages and missions for the 21st Century”

9:45-10a Break

10-10:45a Lynn Hall “Keeping and breeding fennec foxes”

10:45-11a Break

11-11:35a Dr. Terry Cullen “Moo-Shu and me: Some concepts in crocodilian conservation”

11:35-11:45a Dr. Terry Cullen “A new herpetological conservation and interest group within ZAA”


12p Lunch provided

1:30-2:30p ZAA membership business meeting

2:30p Free time to explore the zoo


5-6p Cocktail hour/Silent auction


6-7p Banquet dinner

7-8p Live auction