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All About Birds

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.…


Added by Animal Embassy on January 23, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Sculpting & Shaping Science

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!

Hartford Performs:…


Added by Animal Embassy on November 5, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Great Outdoors

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,…


Added by Animal Embassy on October 6, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Journey to Sky Islands

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,…


Added by Animal Embassy on August 22, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

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 York.…


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! 



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 or west to their fresh water breeding grounds. Simultaneously our summer…


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 the area’s most elusive winter visitors in this ocean…


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

The Amazing Monarch Butterfly Migration

The annual…


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 temperatures yield males and higher temperatures yield females. We are…


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 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…


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 people.…


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 specific and consistent level of heat and humidity and Tango is now receiving this,…

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, behavior, adaptations & habitats and the stories of how the Animal…


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 taken by Chris as he observed this incredible…


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.


Animal Embassy is looking forward to a busy summer visiting libraries…


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 with animal care & education, all while exploring a field that is important to…


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 past three winters.



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!

Chris, our director, came upon their mother as she crossed a road this spring; he…


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. 

The totems pictured above are located inside the Big House of the Kitasoo/Xai'xais Nation. The two tribes live…


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

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