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Zoology for Kids

Libraries around the country are enriching the lives of their patrons with the science-focused Summer Reading Theme of Fizz! Boom! Read! Animal Embassy is delighted to take part in this venture as we present our science-based “Zoology for Kids” program to library audiences throughout Connecticut and New…

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Added by Animal Embassy on July 25, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Red-foot baby enters the world

In our February blog post, we reported that Big Red, our female Red-foot tortoise (Chelonoidis carbonaria) laid a four eggs. The eggs have been incubated since that time, and we’re happy to report that we have a new member of our family! 

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Added by Animal Embassy on May 29, 2014 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Spring on the Sound

Spring is a wonderful time to observe wildlife from Stamford Harbor on Long Island Sound. Thousands of birds, migrate to the Long Island Sound for the winter. Many other birds traveled further south and are dropping in now for a bit of a layover; after refueling, these birds will continue north…

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Added by Animal Embassy on April 30, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Winter Migrations in our own backyard

Chris Evers, Animal Embassy Director & Founder, often takes advantage of the winter season to photograph beautiful winter migrants. He keeps his camera close by for those rare sightings of raptors in our area. He recently visited Jones Beach State Park in Nassau County, NY, where he photographed one of…

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Added by Animal Embassy on March 17, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Amazing Monarch Butterfly Migration

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Added by Animal Embassy on March 3, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

New life at Animal Embassy

Big Red, our female Red-foot tortoise (Chelonoidis carbonaria) laid a fourth egg this weekend! The fourth egg joins the first three in incubation. Interestingly, incubation temperature determines the sex of the hatchlings.  Eggs must be maintained at 85-95 degrees Fahrenheit: lower…

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Added by Animal Embassy on February 3, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Meet our newest Animal Ambassadors

Rango, a beautiful Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis), recently joined our family of Animal Ambassadors. Rango was being…

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Added by Animal Embassy on January 6, 2014 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Journey to Guatemala

Chris Evers, Director & Founder of Animal Embassy, is in the midst of a journey through Guatemala.

He began in Guatemala City, and is now visiting Lake Atitlán in the Guatemalan Highlands. Lake Atitlan is volcanic in origin and is also characterized by towns and villages of the Maya…

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Added by Animal Embassy on November 15, 2013 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Meet our Newest Animal Ambassadors

Tango, the Argentine Black & White Tegu (Tupinambis merianae), is an extraordinary creature. We recently adopted him from a young person who was unable to provide the necessary care for this unique animal. This species requires a very…
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Added by Animal Embassy on October 15, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Summer Fun at the Farm Market

This August, Animal Embassy was invited to participate in Gossett's Farm Market on Saturdays! Children (and adults!) have had the opportunity to stop by, touch and even hold select animals while learning about their appearance,…

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Added by Animal Embassy on August 20, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The amazing emergence of the 17-year periodical cicada!

In eastern North America, we have the amazing opportunity to witness the emergence of the Cicada (Magicicada) after it has lived underground for 17 years. Chris Evers, Director of Animal Embassy recently visited an area near Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden, Connecticut; the following photos were…

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Added by Animal Embassy on June 18, 2013 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Gearing up for Summer

Summer is almost here! Sully, the Sulcata tortoise, looks forward to his summer ritual of getting outside in the warm weather to have a snack under the sun.

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Added by Animal Embassy on June 10, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Meet Animal Embassy's newest interns

Last month, our newest class of college interns completed Orientation & Training. Interns fulfill an important role at Animal Embassy by learning about and assisting…

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Added by Animal Embassy on March 27, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Peregrine Falcons in Stamford, Connecticut!

Our director, Chris Evers, takes his boat out on the Long Island Sound each winter to observe and photograph wildlife. This month, he sighted Peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) roosting at the Stamford Lighthouse – he believes these to be the same birds he has observed during the…

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Added by Animal Embassy on February 20, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Red-Eared Sliders: adorable babies grow to be sizable adults!

Several Red-eared sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans) recently hatched at Animal Embassy. They are adorable little creatures!…

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Added by Animal Embassy on December 13, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

More from the Land of the Spirit Bear

Further to our last blog post, we have more exciting photos to share from Chris' journey in Klemtu, British Columbia. …

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Added by Animal Embassy on October 9, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Seeking out the Spirit Bear!

Animal Embassy director and founder, Chris Evers, is currently in Klemtu, British Columbia. He is staying at the Spirit Bear Lodge which belongs to the Kitasoo people. This is an area where travelers, naturalists and photographers come to visit the Great Bear Rainforest, the largest intact temperate rainforest in the…

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Added by Animal Embassy on October 2, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Animal Embassy Thanks the New Canaan YMCA Y Earth Service Corps!

Recently, the New Canaan YMCA Y Earth Service Corps assisted Animal Embassy with a number of projects at our public exhibit at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center in Stamford, CT. Arriving from New Canaan, CT early in the morning, the group consisted of high school students and supervising staff.…

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Added by Animal Embassy on August 3, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Inca's Journey

Inca, the Spectacled owl, has become a fast favorite amongst Animal Embassy students and program participants. Children, and adults, are fascinated by her beauty and enjoy learning about her native habitat of Mexico, Central America and parts of South America, including Peru.…

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Added by Animal Embassy on June 15, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Animal Embassy encourages you to visit your local library!

At Animal Embassy, we are gearing up for a summer packed with visits to libraries throughout Connecticut and New York State. Pictured above, Inca, the Spectacled owl stands ready for a presentation at a Connecticut library.

Many libraries have summer reading programs for…

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Added by Animal Embassy on May 22, 2012 at 2:03pm — No Comments

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