In reference to to the following video clips please see: Visit to Scandinavian collections
Norden’s Ark, Sweden, 7am. Might sound a bit out of breath, but I just had to run up and have one last look at the Amur Tigers and the wonderful enclosures at Nordens Ark before the long journey home:
Norden’s Ark, Sweden. Meeting the wolverines!
Norden’s Ark is famous for its conservation work with European mammals. Here I get to go in and feed the wolverines with Emma Nygren who is the centres conservation biologist and keeper of small mammals, including the mustelids (some not so small!). Check out Emma’s Diary here: http://www.nordensark.se/en/about-nordens-ark/nyheter/zookeepers-diary/#c1521
Norden’s Ark, Sweden.
Tour of the indoor exhibits for native amphibians at Norden’s Ark:
Tropical Exhibits at Nordens Ark:
The Universeum, Gothenburg.
Jan Westin, the man responsible for creating the Universeum:
The Rainforest inside the Universeum:
Behind the scenes at the Universeum:
Here are some clips of my visit whilst in Norway:
Cool beetles at Copenhagen Zoo:
Jacob shows the snails bred for feeding the Caiman Lizards:
Jacob, the highly experienced entomologist and invertebrate breeder from Copenhagen Zoo, shows us some of the invert specimens maintained off display. These include scorpions and venomous centipedes used in the training of troops for Afghanistan, a wide variety of food types for the animals, and also unusual cockroaches for display:
Caiman lizards (Dracaena) off display at Copenhagen Zoo:
The amphibian collection behind the scenes at Copenhagen Zoo – check out those Vietnamese Mossy Frogs:
Poison-dart frogs on Display at Copenhagen Zoo. More tomorrow – from behind the scenes!
Here is clip on the portable tadpole breeding unit at Copenhagen Zoo that can be used to rear tadpoles by the side of ponds, In-situ, and that has been developed by Michael Jørgensen and his team with the help of Soren Werther. More than 1000 tadpoles were raised this year. Here Soren explains how the solar panels allow the automatic water changes and how the metamorphs can climb out of the unit after having developed well away from aquatic predators: