Animal Embassy provides a home to a number of beautiful birds. They play an important role in our educational programming and are an integral part of our family. Pictured above is Taiga, the Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo Bubo). This species is among the world's largest owls. They inhabit a vast area including much of Europe and Asia, and parts of northern Africa.…Continue
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Animal Embassy recently introduced a program which enables children to better understand how an animal's physical structure and behavior helps them to survive in their natural habitat. The program, Sculpting & Shaping Science, provides students with an exciting opportunity to sculpt a diversity of animals with clay!
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Our area is abundant with opportunities to see nature in all its glory! We are fortunate to have stunning hiking and walking spots in Connecticut & New York which not only get us outdoors, but also provide important lessons about the environment and the beauty of all living things. Pictured above is a hiking trail in the Williams-Gurski Open Space in Brookfield,…Continue
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Chris Evers, Animal Embassy Director & Founder, is currently traveling in the “sky Islands” of Arizona & New Mexico. “Sky islands” are mountains that are isolated by surrounding lowlands of a dramatically different environment and are among the most diverse ecosystems in the world. The 70,000 square mile Sky Island region covers southeastern Arizona,…Continue
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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 York.…Continue
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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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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 or west to their fresh water breeding grounds. Simultaneously our summer…Continue
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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 the area’s most elusive winter visitors in this ocean…Continue
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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 temperatures yield males and higher temperatures yield females. We are…Continue
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Rango, a beautiful Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis), recently joined our family of Animal Ambassadors. Rango was being cared for temporarily by a kind family whose friend had purchased him at a reptile show, but no longer could care for him. The family…Continue
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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 people.…Continue
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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, behavior, adaptations & habitats and the stories of how the Animal…Continue
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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 taken by Chris as he observed this incredible…Continue
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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.
Animal Embassy is looking forward to a busy summer visiting libraries…Continue
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Last month, our newest class of college interns completed Orientation & Training. Interns fulfill an important role at Animal Embassy by learning about and assisting with animal care & education, all while exploring a field that is important to…Continue
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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 past three winters.
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Several Red-eared sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans) recently hatched at Animal Embassy. They are adorable little creatures!
Chris, our director, came upon their mother as she crossed a road this spring; he…Continue
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Further to our last blog post, we have more exciting photos to share from Chris' journey in Klemtu, British Columbia.
The totems pictured above are located inside the Big House of the Kitasoo/Xai'xais Nation. The two tribes live…Continue
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