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Baloo's Bugle

August 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 1
September 2006 Theme

Theme: Zoo Adventures
Webelos: Citizen & Communicator
Tiger Cub


http://www.zooweb.com/ ZooWeb has a great list of live zoocams from around the world. Everything from sharks to pandas. Visit a zoo halfway around the world without ever leaving your desk.

Wildlife Preservation Trust International (WPTI) is working with several other wildlife conservation organizations to study the behavioral ecology of Belizean manatees, trumpeter swans, and wood storks --- as revealed by satellite tracking

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/conservationandscience/default.cfm Conservation and Science: The Hidden Zoo The National Zoo has a long history of innovation and leadership in the care and exhibition of wild animals. Our exhibits are more than just places within the Zoo. They include educational and scientific programs both on-site and around the world.

http://www.worldwildlife.org/ Endangered Species From our start in 1961, WWF has worked to protect endangered species. We're ensuring that the world our children inheritwill be home to elephants, tigers, giant pandas, whales and other wildlife species, as well as people.

http://ani.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=page_not_found What is the Interactive Swamp? It is a virtual habitat created after an award winning section of the real Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.

http://www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/game/ Match up the animals and learn all about their habits and habitat. It might get a little chilly, so keep your nose warm!

http://www.sydneyaquarium.com.au/Interact/INT021.asp The Saltwater Crocodile is the continent’s largest land predator. These reptiles are among the most ancient of the earth’s creatures, having survived substantially unchanged for more than 180 million years.


Outside with Asian elephants: The elephants' outdoor cam is where the elephants spend part of every day doing what elephants do. They flap their large ears, swing their trunks in the air to sense and move things, munch on hay and fresh produce, throw sand on their backs or get in the pool to keep cool in summer, interact with the other elephants, play, participate in training sessions and get groomed by keepers. Every day at 11 a.m. EST you can watch the elephants in a training session.

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/NorthAmerica/default.cfm Watching black-footed ferrets: You are viewing the nest box of a black-footed ferret and her kit at the Zoo's Conservation and Research Center, one of a only a handful of breeding centers in the United States. Ferrets in the wild are nocturnal, spending their days sleeping in underground burrows in the grasslands of the Great Plains. Recovery of the endangered black-footed ferret

http://www.nczoo.org/The North Carolina Zoological Park, with more than 500 acres in its African and North American continental regions, is a place of wonder and discovery. It is the country's largest and finest walk-through, natural-habitat zoo. This means that the animals and plants in its exhibits are seen insettings that closely resemble the habitats in which they would live in the wild. Its37-acre AfricanPlains exhibit alone is as large as many entire zoos.

http://www.stlzoo.org/ The Saint Louis Zoo is a place of wonder and learning for the whole family. As home to more than 6,600 animals, many of them endangered species, the Saint Louis Zoo is making a difference through captive breeding, research and education.

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