SCANDINAVIA

Please see the links and clips below regarding some of the places and animals Andrew and Adam have seen during trips to Scandinavia

Norway Visit

Denmark & Sweden Visits

Visit to Scandinavia

Rainforest Exhibition at Copenhagen Museum

Fire-bellied Toad Conservation

ANDREW – SWEDEN, 2009:

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:

October 28th: 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

October 27th: Norden’s Ark, Sweden.

Tour of the indoor exhibits for native amphibians at Norden’s Ark:

Tropical Exhibits at Nordens Ark:

October 26th:The Universeum, Gothenburg.

Jan Westin, the man responsible for creating the Universeum:

The Rainforest inside the Universeum:

Behind the scenes at the Universeum:

ANDREW – DENMARK, 2009

October 25th. Cool beetles at Copenhagen Zoo:

October 25th. Jacob shows the snails bred for feeding the Caiman Lizards:

October 25th. 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:

October 25th. Caiman lizards (Dracaena) off display at Copenhagen Zoo:

October 25th. The amphibian collection behind the scenes at Copenhagen Zoo – check out those Vietnamese Mossy Frogs:

October 24th. Poison-dart frogs on Display at Copenhagen Zoo. More tomorrow – from behind the scenes!

October 24th. 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:

ADAM – NORDENS ARK, SWEDEN:

Adders being conserved at Norden’s Ark.

Mossy frogs on display at Norden’s Ark.

Green Toads being conserved at Norden’s Ark.

Mountain chicken frogs, Leptodactylus fallax, being conserved at Norden’s Ark.

Sweden. Native reptiles being conserved at Norden’s Ark.


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