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CINCINNATI (August 19, 2019) – Thanks to a field-friendly semen banking approach pioneered by scientists from the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW), a wildlife biologist from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently collected and froze semen from a wild Texas ocelot for the first time!
(Published by the The Wildlife Society - wildlife.org) In his 35 years studying ocelots (Leopardus pardalis), 42-year TWS member Michael Tewes has seen plenty of efforts to conserve them in his home state of Texas, but they haven’t had much success. The endangered wild cat, a tawny and spotted animal weighing about 20 pounds, continues to struggle, despite expanding refuges, road-crossing structures and other efforts undertaken to help them survive. Read full article here.
Join us Tuesday, April 30th, at 4:00 pm at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center to hear a presentation by nature photographer, Daniel Garza Tobón, on the Role of Nature Photography in Wildlife Conservation. This presentation is open to the free and open to the public. Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center 1730 W Corral Ave, Kingsville, TX 78363
The narrative from the 37th Annual Faculty Lecture presented by Dr. Michael Tewes is now available online. Read Dr. Tewes' explanation of the conservation challenges facing the elusive ocelot, a decoratively spotted feline adorning natural areas in the Western Hemisphere. Its northern range reaches the southern tip of Texas with fewer than 80 ocelots remaining in two small isolated populations. Click here to view the narrative.