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Bring Your Veggies to Animal Embassy

To maintain proper health and nutrition, many of our rescued and adopted Animal Ambassadors require diets rich in fresh fruit and vegetables.…

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Added by Animal Embassy on April 17, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Winter Migrants & Raptors 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 16, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Meet our Newest Animal Ambassador!

Last week we received a unique addition to our growing group of rescued/adopted Animal Ambassadors. Solomon, a Solomon Islands prehensile-tailed skink (Corucia zebrata), has had numerous owners in his 17 years of captivity. His home of origin- the Solomon Islands - was certainly the best place…

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Added by Animal Embassy on February 21, 2012 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Winter on the Sound

Long Island Sound is full of life at this time of year and very few people get a chance to see it. Chris Evers, director & founder of Animal Embassy often spends time on the Sound in the winter, observing and photographing migratory birds. While some of our summer residents have moved as far away…

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Added by Animal Embassy on January 18, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

A Flamingo in New York!



Chris Evers, our director, spotted a flamingo while photographing migratory birds on Lake Kitchawan near his home . . . in Pound Ridge, New York! From a distance he could tell that this was not one of our typical migratory birds. He slowly and quietly paddled closer to the bird.…

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Added by Animal Embassy on October 27, 2011 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Jaguars, Caimans & Macaws . . . Oh My!



Chris Evers, Director & Founder of Animal Embassy, is in the final stretch of his two-week journey throughout the Pantanal region of Brazil, one of the world's largest wetlands. This trip is part of Chris' life-long pursuit to learn about, study and photograph critically endangered species around the…

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Added by Animal Embassy on September 22, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Chris Evers Journeys Far & Wide!



Chris Evers, Director & Founder of Animal Embassy, is in the midst of a two-week journey throughout the Pantanal region of Brazil, one of the world's largest wetlands. This trip is part of Chris' life-long pursuit to learn about, study and photograph critically endangered species around the globe. He will be…

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Added by Animal Embassy on September 14, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Summer Full of Fun and Education!

Although some might think we’re just “hanging around” this summer (see Burma, our Burmese python hanging out in the tree!), we are actually quite busy at Animal Embassy! We are fortunate to have an amazing group of interns assisting us. We did take some time out to relax at our Intern Appreciation…

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Added by Animal Embassy on July 19, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Spring Migrations

At this time of year our local wetlands, forests and shores host many animals. Some are returning while others have yet to leave. Some are merely passing through. This is a perfect time of year for wildlife viewing. Experience these fascinating migrations with a selection of beautiful photos by Chris Evers, founder… Continue

Added by Animal Embassy on May 20, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

We love our babies at Animal Embassy!



One of the many exciting events at Animal Embassy is the welcoming of new Animal Ambassadors into our world. Pictured above is the newest addition to the Animal Embassy family, a Red-foot tortoise. We have adopted four Red-foot tortoises (Geochelone carbonaria) over the last 10 years. The egg…

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Added by Animal Embassy on April 18, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The First Budding Zoologists at Animal Embassy

Students, staff and interns all enjoyed Animal Embassy's first Budding Zoologist winter vacation program! Pictured above, the budding zoologists hold our Albino Burmese python, Lilly, with the help of staff and interns.

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Added by Animal Embassy on March 3, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Seals on the Sound

With pleasant temperatures and calm seas, the last seal cruise of the year on Long Island Sound seemed promising. Chris was on the water at Stamford Harbor by 2:00 and there was a 2:18 low tide. Most people in Stamford, Connecticut are unaware that these marine mammals are here at all. They arrive after most…

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Added by Animal Embassy on January 5, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A Reptile Show & Some Realities

There are a variety of exotic animal shows around the country where many different species are traded or sold. Some of the individuals that purchase these animals have the knowledge, money, experience and time to keep these animals healthy and happy, but unfortunately many others do not.…

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Added by Animal Embassy on December 11, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Inca, Animal Embassy's Newest Ambassador is Growing Up!

Inca, a Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix Perspicillata), joined Animal Embassy this summer. The species inhabits the rainforests and gallery forests from Southern Mexico, through Central America, down into Columbia and Peru. In the wild, Spectacled Owls eat small mammals including mice, bats, possums and even skunks, insects, spiders, caterpillars, birds, crabs and frogs. Inca came to us at three weeks of age. She is a…

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Added by Animal Embassy on November 15, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Chris Evers' African Journey: Kenya, Uganda & Trekking with Gorillas in Rwanda

Chris Evers of Animal Embassy is journeying through Africa...Chris began his trip observing the wildebeest/zebra migration in Masai Mara National Park in Kenya, then traveled overland into Uganda to photograph chimpanzees. He will end in the mountains of Rwanda with giant gorillas. This trip is part of…

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Added by Animal Embassy on September 14, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A Mule Deer beds down in a yard across the river an Osprey perches atop an alder tree, scanning the rushing water for a brown or rainbow trout, two eagles soar high over the landscape, they lock talo…

A Mule Deer beds down in a yard across the river an Osprey perches atop an alder tree, scanning the rushing water for a brown or rainbow trout, two eagles soar high over the landscape, they lock talons and tumble twice in their embrace. This is see from the balcony of my room at the Absoroka Lodge, in Gardiner Montana, on the outskirts of Yellowstone National Park. I have been asked to help lead a trip for the Wolf Conservation Center of South Salem. With the help of Wildlife Biologists, Nathan… Continue

Added by Animal Embassy on May 23, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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Added by Animal Embassy on May 21, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Field Report: Seals in Long Island Sound

From the journal, November 29th: "We are heading out on Long Island Sound today in search of seals that have migrated from the Gulf of Maine and Canada to spend the winter in the relatively warmer waters of Long Island Sound. Low tide is around 3:00, sun is shining and wind almost non existent. Seas should be calm and seals should be sun bathing on the rocks."



There are a number of popular seal haul-out sites off the coast of Greenwich,… Continue

Added by Animal Embassy on November 29, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Assateague Island

At 5:30 a.m. we were off to the southern part of Assateague Island. It is a barrier island off the coast of Maryland and Virginia, and as such, a storm recently ravaged the island with wind speeds up to 70 mph. The island itself, a National Park, just reopened to the public but with limited access. The gate to the park opens automatically at 6:00 a.m. and we were second in line to go across to the island. Ahead and behind us were fishermen heading to… Continue

Added by Animal Embassy on November 23, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

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