The MANE Story! A to Z Summer Guide
AND WE’RE NOT LION
Z Volume 15, Issue 1, Spring 2012 Editor: Mary McMillan Design: Nesnadny + Schwartz Contributing Photographers: Roger Mastroianni, Dale McDonald Cleveland Zoological Society Chairman: Robert J. Rogers President: Virginia D. Benjamin Executive Director: Elizabeth T. Fowler Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Director: Steve H. Taylor Z is published by the Cleveland Zoological Society for members and friends. An annual subscription is included in every membership. Family memberships, which offer free admission to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, are available at $72 and $95 annually. Correspondence and address changes: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109. ©2012 Cleveland Zoological Society How to Reach Us General information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (216) 661.6500
Dear Zoo Members and Friends, Make the Zoo part of your life by visiting often. Did you know, a trip to the Zoo brings you closer to family and friends, and may even reduce stress? Best of all, you’ll have a great time making discoveries, from A to Z! African Elephant Crossing now houses a total of six elephants, a meerkat mob and impressive nest-building weaver birds. Look for elevated hay feeders in the near future, designed to help activate the herd with important stretching activities. Just as we care for animals, we know you do too. Ohio is in the national spotlight as one of only a handful of states that fail to regulate casual ownership of dangerous wild animals such as big cats, bears, primates, large constricting snakes and venomous snakes. This is a serious threat to public safety and health, and disregards important standards of animal welfare. Wild animals do not make good pets. Please help address this dangerous, inhumane and unhealthy situation by contacting your elected officials and talking with neighbors to generate support for a statewide ban. Together, we can make a difference. With 175 million visitors annually, accredited zoos offer visitors of all ages a wonderful window into nature and the big picture of wildlife conservation. We look forward to seeing you often, and invite you to share in the Zoo and Zoo Society’s mission – We create compelling experiences that connect people with wildlife and inspire personal responsibility for conserving the natural world.
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The latest in Zoo news
The mane story And weâ€™re not lion
scientists get HoppinG Excited to see some frogs!
zoo calendar May through July 2012
Food for thought
Continuous improvement in African Elephant Crossing
thanks to you Recognition of our individual donors
your a-z guide to summer fun Learn your ABCs while having fun at the Zoo this summer
Elephant by Roger Mastroianni, frog by SunnyS
what’szoo? HELLOS & GOODBYES Another summer of elephantine proportions! The Zoo’s elephant herd is bigger with the addition of Kallie, a 29-year-old female who arrived in Cleveland from the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s International Conservation Center in Somerset County, PA. She is on long-term loan from the Philadelphia Zoo. Kallie’s arrival was something of a reunion, considering she once lived with three of the Zoo’s other elephants. Many years ago, Kallie, Willy, Martika and Shenga were all part of a massive privately owned herd of elephants at eccentric millionaire Arthur Jones’ “Jumbo Lair” in Ocala, FL. Jones, inventor of the Nautilus exercise machine, kept a large number of exotic animals on his 600-acre property. Martika was the first to leave Jumbo Lair in 1984, sold to another private owner. Shenga left in 1986. But Willy and Kallie were sold together in 1989 to the now-defunct Four Bears Water Park in Michigan. They stayed together through their next move, to a private entertainment company called Zoomotion, until 1998 when Willy went to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Kallie started spending part of the year at the Philadelphia Zoo in 1999 and moved there full-time in 2004. “We’ve spent the winter integrating Kallie into the herd” said the Zoo’s General Curator, Geoff Hall. “It can take awhile for any group to readjust its structure when a new member is added. Overall, Kallie’s arrival has been beneficial to the herd and has added a new dimension to the group dynamics.”
The aye-ayes have it The Zoo manages one of the most diverse collections of prosimians in the country, and is one of only six zoos in America to have an aye-aye on exhibit. Endemic (the state of being unique to a defined geographic location) to Madagascar, aye-ayes are the world’s largest nocturnal primate. While similar to lemurs, aye-ayes have proportionately larger eyes, ears and fingers,
giving them an eerie appearance. The aye-aye’s unique looks are specifically adapted to help it hunt in the dark for insects and larvae. It taps branches and tree trunks, listening for bugs burrowing beneath the bark. Then it gnaws away the bark and uses its long, skinny finger to scoop out its meal. At the Zoo, the aye-aye can be seen using its f inger to hollow out the pulpy insides of grapes, leaving the skin behind.
Global Challenges & Local Solutions The ability to ana-
lyze a problem, collaborate with others and articulate solutions is of great importance to our society, our economy and our region’s future. However, in recent years the United States has lost its competitive edge in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) arenas. Zoos across the country are uniquely suited to bridge this educational gap. Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited organizations are leaders in informal science education, reaching 175 million visitors (including 12 million students) with a focus on ecosystems and the environment. The Zoo has a long history of providing topnotch Conservation Education learning opportunities for our community. Significant to the Zoo’s work is instilling a sense of personal responsibility and encouraging respect for animals and our shared environment. Exhibits, education initiatives and conservation programs—both on-site and with global conservation partners—work to mitigate human/wildlife conflict, benefit endangered species, promote scientific understanding and empower visitors of all ages to make changes in their lives that will have a positive impact on our natural world. In 2012, the Zoo and Zoo Society launched a Zoo Education & Workforce Development
Committee to focus on communicating the importance of Zoo education programs. The committee is cochaired by Zoo Society Trustees Dennis Burnside of Mohr Partners and Mike Vaughn of Lubrizol Corporation. The continuum of Zoo learning opportunities, available to students in kindergarten through graduate school, helps contribute to a highly competent workforce by laying a foundation for scientific thinking and critical analysis. To learn more about how your company can be a part of shaping minds for our future, email Corporate@ClevelandZooSociety.org or call (216) 661.6500 x4420. —Mary McMillan, Director of Finance and Operations, Cleveland Zoological Society —Joe Yachanin, Marketing & PR Specialist, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Aye-aye courtesy of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, ostrich by Roger Mastroianni
African Elephant Crossing
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Generous support for the Zoo Society’s Membership program is provided by:
What happens at the Zoo after Dark? Find out for yourself at a Zoo Overnight as you unroll your sleeping bag at Rising Waters Safari Camp. Our tented camp, located in the heart of the Zoo’s African Savanna, features comfortable bunk bed accommodations in the eight-person tents. In the evening visit African Elephant Crossing and see our elephants in their night quarters. Take a night hike and use night vision binoculars to see what other creatures are up to. Round out the evening with an up - close experience with small African animals, the chance to make an African themed craft and spend time around the campfire making smores. Following a continental breakfast in the morning, visit the Sarah Allison Steffee Center for Zoological Medicine. Visit clemetzoo.com for more information.
Planning a vacation this spring or summer? Consider a visit to one of the many great zoos and aquariums that share reciprocity with Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. In 2012, Cleveland Zoological Society members will enjoy half-priced admission to more than 130 zoos and aquariums across the country! A current listing of all participating institutions may be found at ClevelandZooSociety.org. Just be sure to call your destination before your visit to confirm details and restrictions. From Pittsburgh to El Paso, your Cleveland Zoological Society membership is your passport to new and exciting zoo adventures! Staying closer to home? Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is the place to enjoy the sunshine with your whole family. Plan your visit by making sure you have your membership cards and a photo ID for quick and easy entry. Lost your cards? No problem! Visit ClevelandZooSociety.org and print out temporary cards that are good for three weeks. Avoid lines at the Membership Booth and get you and your family closer to the fun! Travel Opportunity: Zoo Director Steve Taylor and his wife Sarah are leading a trip to the Pantanal in Brazil. The size of the United Kingdom, the Pantanal is a diverse ecosystem with species such as jaguar, hyacinth macaws, giant anteater and giant otter. This trip leaves Friday, July 28 and returns to Cleveland August 6. Land cost $5,999. Call (216) 635.3330 for more information. —Lee Weber, Membership Manager
DID YOU KNOW? The ostrich is the largest living bird, and also the heaviest. Ostrich have only two toes, the inner of which is thick and strong. This is an adaptation for running, and helps make the flightless ostrich the fastest runner in the bird world. It also has great stamina, and can keep a speed of up to 31 miles per hour for over 30 minutes. They use their short wings for balance at high speeds. The male is mostly black, but the wings and tail are nearly pure white. The female is much more drab - her body feathers are brown with pale fringes, with the wings and tail a dirty white. The popular belief that ostriches bury their heads in the sand when in danger is erroneous, and has never been recorded. Z5
Come to the Zoo early enough one morning, and you may hear an odd “chuff-chuff” noise coming from the African Savanna. That’s the Zoo’s lions, Mufasa and Chloe, waking up and greeting the day. Residents of the Zoo since 1998, the pair are beautiful ambassadors for their species. And lions as a species need some understanding – Africa’s wild populations have dropped precipitously in the last 50 years as one apex predator (humans) takes on another (lions).
he African lion is a member of the genus Panthera — big cats—
prides when they grow large enough to compete with the dominant
which also includes tigers, leopards, and jaguars. One of the
males. Young males join in coalitions, usually with brothers and cous-
genus’ distinguishing features is their vocal apparatus which
ins, and search for a pride to take over. Adult males that are fortunate
allow them to roar. Although often called the “King of the Jungle,”
enough to achieve residency within a pride hold tenure for an aver-
African lions live in the grassy plains and savannas south of the
age of two years, often leaving due to eviction by another coalition
Sahara all the way to Botswana. Adults have a plain, unspotted,
of males. Males take on most defense duties, however both males
light-brown coat while cubs are born with spots. A male lion’s iconic
and females will mark their territories by roaring and scent marking.
mane starts to develop at the onset of puberty (about 18 months)
Females raise the cubs and are the primary hunters. Nomadic males
and then grows fuller and darker with age. The mane makes it pos-
must hunt alone or scavenge from other animals.
sible to tell males from females strictly by their appearance (scien-
More than 10,000 years ago, lions thrived from North and South
tifically speaking, “phenotypic difference between males and
America to Europe, Africa and Asia. Today, due to climatic changes
females of the same species” or sexual dimorphism) and is unique
and centuries of hunting and habitat degradation by people, lions are
among the big cats. Lions can be as much as 10-feet long, not
found only in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, except for one very small
including their tail. Males average about four feet tall at the shoul-
population of Asian lions that survives in India’s Gir Forest. Within
der and weigh between 300 and 550 pounds; females are usually
these areas, lions still face dangers, including habitat loss and hunting.
a bit shorter and weigh about 400 pounds. Lions are the most social of the big cats, living in prides of up to 30 individuals. Prides are family units that may include up to three males, a dozen or so females and their young. All of a pride’s lionesses are related and female cubs typically stay with the group as
Many have died from diseases such as distemper, which is spread by domestic dogs from villages near natural habitat. The lion is listed as vulnerable on the World Conservation Union’s (IUCN’s) Red List of Threatened Animals. The Gir Forest population, which consists of about 300 lions, is listed as endangered.
they age. Females may stay in their mothers’ prides for life, unless
As part of the Zoo and the Zoo Society’s commitment to our ani-
food scarcity forces them out. Young males are driven from their
mals and their species, we provide field conservation support to
researchers such as Dr. Amy Dickman and her project: Resolving
carnivore presence, while the training builds community capacity
conflict between Tanzania humans and large carnivores around
and provides professional development for the monitors. In turn,
Ruaha National Park. Dr. Dickman is a member of the University
the monitors teach other villagers how best to protect their live-
of Oxford’s Department of Zoology’s Wildlife Conservation
stock, thereby safeguarding their vital household assets. This is an
Research Unit (WildCRU), a pioneering, inter-disciplinary
extremely poor area, where the majority of people live on <$1 per
research unit in a world-class academic center. Conflict with
day, and livestock are important economic and cultural assets, so
humans has been highlighted by international experts as one of
improving villagers’ protection methods is extremely important.
the most important threats now facing wild populations of large
Furthermore, the outreach and training provided by the monitors and
carnivores such as lions, cheetahs and African painted dogs.
other project staff helps villagers learn to identify accurately what
Effectively resolving this threat is a top conservation priority,
caused their livestock loss. This allows them to implement the most
especially in areas such as Tanzania, which hold globally impor-
appropriate methods for reducing such losses in the future. Combined
tant populations of these species.
with other project initiatives (particularly the provision of educational
The Ruaha landscape—including the Ruaha National Park and sur-
materials to schools), these approaches are providing local benefits
ing lions in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as internationally significant populations of cheetahs, African painted dogs, spotted hyenas and leopards. Dr. Dickman’s work has revealed intense human-carnivore conflict in the Ruaha landscape. The conflict is driven chiefly by live-
directly linked to carnivore presence. This should help reduce hostility towards, and ultimately killing of, large carnivores in this area. Dr. Dickman’s project and the conflict monitor scheme have been very successful, as demonstrated by a substantial reduction in humancarnivore conflicts tracked during the study.
stock depredation, exacerbated by a lack of alternative income
By supporting the work of Dr. Dickman and other conservation
sources apart from livestock, little knowledge about carnivores, incor-
professionals, the Zoo and Zoo Society help to ensure the
rect identification of the causes of livestock death and few tangible
future for Mufasa and Chloe’s wild cousins. Now that is some-
benefits from carnivore presence.
thing to roar about!
Dr. Dickman’s project was awarded a grant to implement strate-
—Mary McMillan, Director of Finance and Operations
gies to train and employ “conflict monitors” in local villages, who visit households with the aim of reducing conflict and carnivore persecution, and educate people about carnivores, kill identification and how best to reduce livestock depredation. This work has several important benefits. It provides the monitors and their extended families (all in local villages) income directly linked to Z7
Ruaha National Park by Villiers Steyn, lions by Roger Mastroianni
rounding village land—is thought to hold just under 10% of all remain-
S SI T T IC E N I G S HO PP N T GE
his spring, a chorus of frog and toad songs is erupting from ponds and wetland forests in northeastern Ohio. Take a sunset walk, and you can begin to distinguish the chirping calls of spring peepers and the long snnnnooooooores of pickerel frogs, from the big BELCHing of bullfrogs or the banjo-like strum of green frogs. It sounds like a strange fairytale symphony of sorts.
Only 10% of Ohioâ€™s pre-settlement wetlands remain intact, and amphibians are important sentinels for indicating the health of wetland habitats. Amphibians spend part of their lives in the water and part on land so their health is closely tied to environmental changes. They are also beneficial to humans by helping to control nuisance mosquitoes and other insects in natural areas. According to the Ohio Z8
Division of Wildlife, a single toad can consume up to 10,000 insects during a three-month period!
Currently, extinction threatens one in every three of the 6,000 amphibian species worldwide due to habitat alteration, climate change and wildlife disease. A common fungus called Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd or chytrid for short) causes skin abnormalities in frogs and other amphibians. It can develop into chytridiomycosis, which can be fatal to species like frogs and toads that depend on their permeable skin for respiration and the exchange of important salts. The reasons why some amphibian species and populations are more susceptible than others remain unknown. Scientists at Cleveland Metroparks Natural Resources and Outdoor Education div isions and the Zooâ€™s
Conservation & Science division have teamed up with researchers at Case Western Reserve University to study local frog populations and understand the role that emerging wildlife diseases play in urbanized habitats. By pairing broad-scale, long-term ecological data from citizen science programs with targeted scientif ic research studies, researchers are better equipped to help inform management decisions in zoos, aquariums, parks and natural areas. Citizen scientists can play a big role in helping to track local fluctuations of frog and toad species. FrogWatch USA is the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) flagship citizen science program that allows individuals and families to learn about the wetlands in their communities and help conserve amphibians by reporting the calls of local frogs and toads. The Zoo recently launched a FrogWatch USA Chapter, and this spring and summer volunteer FrogWatchers will survey several designated sites throughout Cleveland Metroparks and other neighborhoods wetlands. Training began in February for volunteers, who learned how to discern the vocalizations of about a dozen local frog and toad species and record basic data, such as temperature and wind speed. Anyone with an interest in nature is invited to participate – a love for science is purely optional.
long-term goal of sustaining populations of more sensitive amphibians – like the wood frog (Lithobates sylvatica). By participating in programs like FrogWatch USA or vernal pool planting events, you may become smitten with nature’s springtime serenade and the amphibian species diversity found right here in Ohio. We certainly TOAD you so! For more information on FrogWatch USA visit www.AZA.org/frogwatch For more information on Vernal Pool Restoration at Cleveland Metroparks visit www.CleMetParks.com/Naturalresources/focus.asp Visit these frogs & toads at The RainForest: http://www.clemetzoo.com/tour/exhibit asp?exhibit_id=66 — Gayle Albers, Regional Conservation Coordinator
People and bull frog courtesy of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, frog by SunnyS
There is amazing biodiversity in the faraway tropics and guests may enjoy exotic frogs on exhibit at the Zoo’s RainForest. There are also cool local projects like Vernal Pool Restoration within several Cleveland Metroparks Reservations – with a
Fifth Third Bank is the proud summer sponsor of African Elephant Crossing.
Animal lovers are sure to find their pick of the litter while participating shelters offer advice on choosing the right pet and how best to care for it. Activities take place outdoors under tents in the Zoo’s Ticket Plaza. Members: Free!
Activities 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo
An evening of entertainment. An evening of elegance. An evening with l’éléphants. Come celebrate the beginning of summer at the Zoo with a Parisian-inspired evening full of fun and frivolity. Haute cuisine, delicious cocktails, delightful animal encounters and dancing under the stars will make Zoolin Rouge this summer’s most anticipated social event. Reservations begin at $250 per person; $3,500 to $10,000 for a table of ten. Proceeds benefit the Cleveland Zoological Society. Call (216) 635.3324 for more information and reservations.
6:00 p.m. to Midnight
ZippityZooDoo - Zoolin Rouge
Prof. Wylde brings you a 20-minute educational and entertaining character-based show featuring a variety of free-flying exotic birds and charismatic mammals. Showtimes: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Savanna Theatre. Also, meet and greet some of the Zoo’s fascinating Australian animals at Australian Adventure’s Ballarat Theatre each day at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. With support from Cleveland Public Power. Members: Free!
Attention all Adopt an Animal ZooParents, ZooKeepers’ Circle members and Corporate Member employees - the Zoo is reserved just for you! Come on down to visit your favorite animal and meet their keepers. Invitations will be mailed in June. Call (216) 661.6500, ext. 4440, or email Adopt@ClevelandZooSociety.org for more information.
Activities 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Everyone’s invited to celebrate Independence Day along with the red, white and blue creatures of the Zoo. Red, White & Zoo features special animal enrichment demonstrations. Members: Free!
Red, White & Zoo
An event for the young at heart, visitors age 55 years or better receive free Zoo admission. Activities include entertainment, fitness and relaxation demonstrations, wellness exhibitors and health screenings. Members: Free!
Activities 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Let Dad know you love him with a trip to the Zoo. Dad receives half-price admission on Father’s Day. Plus, bring your aluminum cans for a special “Cans for Conservation” recycling drive. Members: Free!
Activities 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For up-to-date information, check out our interactive calendar at ClevelandZooSociety.org
Mom gets half-price admission to the Zoo as you create a memorable day for your entire family. With support from UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and MacDonald Women’s Hospital. Members: Free!
Activities 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mother’s Day at the Zoo
A safari on two wheels! Wild Ride is a brand new after-hours event offering visitors the opportunity to cruise the Zoo on their bicycle! The event promotes the role bicycling can have as part of a healthy, active lifestyle and how it can help you reduce your carbon footprint. Visit CleMetZoo.com for more information. With support from Jakprints, The Bike Rack and UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Members: Free!
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wild Ride at the Zoo
Inspired by the classic Dr. Seuss book If I Ran the Zoo, this brand new event will show families what it takes to run a zoo. Stations around the Zoo will feature a different activity to teach kids about jobs such as animal keeper, veterinarian, horticulturist and maintenance worker. Save your aluminum cans for a special “Cans for Conservation” recycling drive. With support from Cuyahoga County Public Library. Members: Free!
Activities 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Things I’d Do If I Ran The Zoo
The Zoo’s annual photo contest is open to all amateur photographers and participation is easy. Just take your best shot on Zoo grounds between April 1 and November 1, 2012 and then submit your entry on photographic paper on or before November 1, 2012. Look for special “photo opportunity” signs located throughout the Zoo near key exhibits. With support from Discount Drug Mart and First Merit Foundation. Members: Free!
April 1 - November 1
Photo by Roger Mastroianni
Hang me up! Pull out this calendar and display it as a reminder.
“A key consideration in the design of elephant habitats is the promotion of —Fiona Green, Director of Development species-appropriate behaviors. Enrichment opportunities should be integral parts of both indoor and outdoor enclosures. Outdoor areas should encourage locomotion for exercise and natural footwear. Rocks, tree stumps, or large sturdy objects must be provided in the exhibit so that the elephants may use them for rubbing and scratching. The use of both wet and dry wallows is encouraged to assist with skin care and protection against the sun and insects.”
—Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Standards for Elephant Management and Care
2011 was a BIG year at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The opening of African Elephant Crossing, with its herd of five — now six — elephants, was a major accomplishment. Both inside and out you can see that the Zoo really took this important AZA directive to heart. Excellence in animal care is a moving target, and the Zoo plans to keep up to the challenge! In addition to the physical landscape, the Zoo’s elephant management team is implementing a complex and ever-changing program of enrichment activities. This can include searching, browsing, grazing, reaching, opening, scatter-feeding and hiding foods in crevices and substrates around the exhibit. The Zoo’s elephants — Willy, Jo, Moshi, Martika, Shenga, and Kallie — receive daily training and are provided with enrichment such as fresh branches to munch and logs to break apart. There is even a buried salt block for them to “mine” minerals essential to their diet. While African Elephant Crossing provides our elephants with wonderful enrichment opportunities and enables us to provide the very best care for these magnificent animals, there is always room for improvement. Now that the herd is settled in and the elephant care staff have had a chance to observe how the elephants use their space, we’re hoping to do some small but
significant upgrades to make African Elephant Crossing even better for the herd. The Zoo’s Animal Care department hopes to purchase a raised feeder in the Wilber Night Range and potentially additional feeders in the Savanna and Mopani outdoor habitats so the herd can feed and roam at night. The Zoo is already testing a system of raised, pulley-operated feeders for inside the Sydell Miller Elephant Care & Visitor Center. Installed high above the stalls, these feeders encourage the elephants to exercise important muscles in their trunks, necks and torsos. The cost for indoor feeders is approximately $20,000. Outdoor elevated feeders will cost considerably more, in the range of $200,000 to $250,000, depending upon the number, complexity and extent of theming needed to blend in with the exhibit visually. With 40,000 muscles in each elephant’s trunk to keep fit, our herd deserves all the wonderful opportunities we can give! To learn more about how you can help provide the very best for our herd, please see page 16 or visit ClevelandZooSociety.org and click on “We Care For Animals.”
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thankyou! Individual Annual Support $10,000+ Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Rosebrough Karen and Alan Wilber $5,000+ Mr. Arthur Anton The Ruth and Elmer Babin Foundation William E. and Mary F. Conway Fund Ms. Laura A. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Chris Kamm Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Leiden Mr. and Mrs. James W. McGill The Miller Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Osicka The Jonathan and Meg Ratner Family Foundation Ms. Sarah M. Rayburn Dr. Joseph A. Sopko and Dr. Elizabeth MacIntyre Mr. and Mrs. Steve Spilman Mr. Morton J. Weisberg $2,500+ Mr. and Mrs. Gordon A. Anhold Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Bartell Ms. Ginny Bertram Mr. and Mrs. Sean E. Boyle Mr. and Mrs. Edward Campbell Mr. George Dise and Mrs. Kathryn Dise Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Emrick, Jr. John and Kathy Fraylick Mr. Albert A. Hanes and Mr. Robert E. Hanes Mr. and Mrs. Ronald M. Harrington Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy S. Hilton Mr. and Mrs. James W. Jaroszewski Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kilmer Mr. and Mrs. Allen Mistysyn Creighton B. Murch and Janice Smith Murch Mr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Petruzzi Mr. and Mrs. Allyn J. Pytel Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Suerth Mr. and Mrs. Paul Teel, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas V.H. Vail Ms. Kirsten West and Mr. Brian Barthelman Mr. and Mrs. Seth White Richard Wills and Mary Lynn Wills $1,000+ Ms. Rachel Abernethy Anonymous Mr. Warren E. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Mark Angiocchi Ms. Patricia Barz, Esq. and Mr. Herbert P. Wiedemann, M.D. Z14
Ms. Vanessa Behrend and Mr. Robert Ellis Ms. Virginia D. Benjamin and Mr. Philip L. Woodcock Mr. Charles E. Bergstresser and Mr. Brandon Bergstresser Mr. and Mrs. Scott T. Berlin Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Biggar Mr. and Mrs. James C. Boland Mr. and Mrs. William H. Bostelman, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Brenner Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Brown, Jr. Dr. John F. Burke, Jr. and The Honorable Nancy A. Fuerst Mr. Wayne W. Bushek Mr. Ross Bushman and Mrs. Meggan Sherlock Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Butler Mr. and Mrs. Santos Cageao Mrs. Marilyn Callaly Mr. Gerald F. Cannon and Mr. Fred Bamberger Ms. Susan Cannon and Mr. David Cannon Dane and Dottie Carney Mr. and Mrs. Christopher S. Chizmar Mr. and Mrs. Richard Chodera Ms. Doris Clinton-Gobec and Mr. Matthew R. Gobec Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Cogan Ms. Nan Cohen and Mr. Daniel Abrams Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Connors Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Conrad Mr. and Mrs. Douglas O. Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Randolph E. Corbin Mr. and Mrs. Scott Covell Mr. and Mrs. James E. Cowher Mr. and Mrs. Gail F. Davies Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Demetriou Mr. and Mrs. Charles Diez Dr. and Mrs. Walter H. Dimling Mr. Michael V. Dzurilla Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Robert U. Fein Ms. Louise Fletcher Ms. Janice E. Focke and Mr. Clayton Rung Mildred S. Foster Mr. and Mrs. Allan Fox Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fox Mr. and Mrs. James L. Francis Ms. Joy M. Freda Ms. Danielle Frega Mr. and Mrs. Gregory D. Friedman Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Friedt Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Gascoigne Mr. Larry A. Gogolick Mr. David Grubb Carol and Graham Hall
Mr. and Mrs. Eric S. Hall Mrs. Nancy Hansen Mrs. William E. Harris Mr. and Mrs. William Harvey Dr. Paul Hechko and Dr. Jennifer Hechko Eve Higgins Nicole and Stephen Hilbert Dr. and Mrs. Edward W. Hill Mr. and Mrs. William I. Hoislbauer Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Hollington, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Justin R. Horton Mr. and Mrs. James Howard Mr. Lyndall Hughes and Ms. Maxine Hughes Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hunt Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Ina Ken and Patti Jacko Daniel and Kimberly Jezior Triple T Foundation Ms. J. J. Jursik Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Kalberer Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kalt Mr. and Mrs. Mel Kamins Ms. Janet Kappus Mr. Mark Schwartz and Dr. Bettina Katz The Kendis Family Trust, Hilary and Robert Kendis, Susan and James Kendis Ms. Kerry Kipfstuhl Dan and Carol Klimas Ms. Josephine Kobus and Mr. Jason Oglio Mr. Eugene Kratus Mr. and Mrs. Scott E. Kreidler Michelle Lafferty Mr. and Mrs. John Lane Mr. and Mrs. Tom H. Lang Mr. and Mrs. E. Gary Laughlin Ms. Shirley Lavalli Mr. and Mrs. David H. Lavelle Kim and Tom Littman Mr. and Mrs. Matthew C. Litzler Mr. David Luberger and Ms. Rachelle Wagner Jackie and Chuck Lurie Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Mahovlic Mrs. Carlos A. Maldonado James M. and Sonia Malz Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Mandt Dr. and Mrs. Randall E. Marcus Ms. Steffany Matticola and Mr. Chris Larkins The Maver Family Mr. and Mrs. Donald Messinger Mr. David Miceli and Mrs. Kimberly Stec Rick and Cathy Monter Ms. Victoria R. Moorehead Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Morris Mr. and Mrs. Warren Leland Morris
Mr. and Mrs. Greg P. Mulach Ms. Sharon Mulligan Mr. and Mrs. Patrick S. Mullin Mr. and Mrs. Gregg G. Muresan Randy and Christine Myeroff Mr. and Mrs. Rodney L. Naro Mr. Ronald Nielsen and Ms. Adrienne Clements Dr. and Mrs. Michael Novak Mr. Steele Nowlin and Ms. Chris Jayjack Ms. Patricia J. O’Donnell and Mr. Bruce E. Gaynor Ms. Michelle M. Orenick Mr. Richard D. Orr Jenny and Tony Pelcic Mr. and Mrs. Donald Penn David and Margo Petlowany Mr. and Mrs. Tim Petrie Ms. Charlene Phelps and Ms. Nancy A. Gorenshek Ms. Sandra Prince and Mr. Jim Stanforth Linda J. N. and Victor Prosak Ms. Marie A. Quintana and Mr. Robert B. Sikora Mr. and Mrs. Pete Rebar Mr. and Mrs. Bill Riccio Dr. and Mrs. Brad J. Richmond Mr. and Mrs. Jacob I. Rosenbaum Mr. and Mrs. W. Neil Rossborough Mr. John E. Rupert Mr. Larry J. Santon Mr. and Mrs. Scott Scherler Mr. and Mrs. Kim S. Schrock Mr. and Mrs. John Schubert Mrs. Carolyn P. Seelbach Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Seitz Ms. Rosemary Selepena Jodi Shankweiler Dr. Mona Shay Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Mark Smrekar Ms. Ann Snyder Mr. and Mrs. Robert Soroka Billie Howland Steffee Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Sullivan, Sr. Mrs. Barb M. Sutton and Ms. Sarah Young Mr. and Mrs. John Tanis Steve and Sarah Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Thomasson August L. and Shirley Tischer Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Tyrrell Mr. and Mrs. Michael Vaughn Mr. John A. Veverka and Ms. Lisa Lieben Mr. Paul Vidal and Mrs. Cindy Bodendorfer Ms. Kim Vogrig Robert and Diane Walcott Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. Warren Mr. Thomas J. Webster Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Werman Mrs. Robert York White Fran and Don Willis
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wohlfeiler, D.V.M. Ms. Doreen Yashan and Ms. Deb Bryan Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Yoke Dr. Dawn Zacharias and Mr. Paul Zacharias Mrs. Barbara E. Zelley Betty and Don Zgonc Zoo Friends - Anonymous Adopt An Animal $10,000+ Karen & Alan Wilber $1,000+ Mrs. Marilyn Callaly Ms. Marci Leonian Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Lozick Ms. Mary-Blair Matejczyk Mr. Chris McDaniel & Mrs. Rande McDaniel Mr. Myron D. Moorhead Mr. Gary M. Novotny Ms. Michelle M. Orenick Mrs. Jeanne D. Tyler Mr. & Mrs. Alfred E. Werman Ms. Kirsten West & Mr. Brian Barthelman ZooFutures Ms. Mollie E. Alstott Anonymous (4) Frederick C. Badt Testamentary Trust Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Bartell Mr. and Mrs. Noel Becker Ms. Ginny Bertram Beth Brandt Sersig Mr. Gary D. Brengartner* Estate of Helen E. Brown Mrs. Herschel Cohen* Estate of Phyllis and Paul Colarusso Mr. and Mrs. James E. Cowher Mrs. Frederick C. Crawford* Mr. John D. Daly Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Emrick, Jr. Estate of Rita Anna Entrup Mr. and Mrs. Ronald V. Estes Stanley and Florence (Klier) Fassett Memorial Fund Ruth Fish* Ms. Agnes Gaso Estate of Rudolph Gob Ms. Luella A. Goldenbogen Mr. and Mrs. Mark Grenig Mrs. Graham Hall Ms. Patricia Heinke Mrs. Ralph Hollander* Hazel P. Hostetler Trust Ms. Elvira Hovan Mrs. Burton Jenne Mrs. La Veda Kovar* Ms. Julia Kunes* Mr. Edward J. Lautner* Bud Lezius* Mr. Robert Loftus, Jr. and Mrs. Kathy Loftus
Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Mandt Dr. Randall E. Marcus Estate of Marion L. Parmelee Mr. Alfred M. Rankin* Almera Biddulph Reitz Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Bill Riccio Estate of Eleanor M. Rieck Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rispoli Mr. and Mrs. Daryl J. Rothenfeld Estate of Charlotte Ruth Mr. Larry J. Santon Ms. Emily Sapacianu Charles W. Saunders Charitable Trust Vivian H. Schulze Trust Ms. Brenda Schuster Estate of Robert and Virginia Snead Miss Patricia A. Stealey, J.D.* Estate of Theodore R. Steck Ms. Billie Howland Steffee Mr. and Mrs. Steve H. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Thiel* Mr. Gerald A. Turoczy Robert and Darci Usher Mrs. Leonard VonBenken Mr.* and Mrs. Robert York White Mr. Donald Woodcock Mr. and Mrs. Donald Zgonc Honor and Memorial Gifts In honor of: Larry Gogolick Dr. Mark Panigutti Ryan Rennell Tony Wrobel In memory of: Thomas Eugene “Gene” Ashley Julia Boehnlein L. Kathleen Brenner James J. Kramarczyk Julie Kunes Charlie Masek Tony Mastronuzzi Gale “Bunnie” Merckle Barbara Saltzman Mark Anthony Smrekar, Jr. Bill Suprenenko Rita B. Tloczynski This list represents individual annual cumulative giving of $1,000+ between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011. The contributions supported a variety of Cleveland Zoological Society fundraising programs and special events. To provide updated information or to make a gift, please call (216) 661.6500 or email Info@ClevelandZooSociety.org. *deceased
Quality animal care is the heart of what the Zoo does each day. Each year, Zoo veterinarians and curators face wonderful opportunities and difficult situations that require measures above and beyond routine care. Dedicated programs in veterinary care, enrichment and wellbeing help ensure the remarkable animals entrusted to us enjoy the best quality of life possible. The zoo and zoo society have identified two goals that, with your support, will help us to understand, transform – and in some cases – save the lives of beloved Zoo animals.
Veterinary Science Innovation Like all medical professionals, the Zoo’s team of veterinary and research professionals at The Sarah Allison Steffee Center for Zoological Medicine are bound by an oath to provide the best care possible. Opportunities fo r discove r y a n d im p rove m e nt appear constantly. Diagnostic equipment, professional training and ongoing research projects are central to understanding and solving complex issues of individual animal health and well being, as well as species survival. Since the Zoo’s patients can’t speak, sophisticated tools are especially important to veterinarians who may be working against the clock to save an animal or to learn more about the health and diseases of a population or a group. These three diagnostic tools top the Zoo veterinarians’ “We Care for Animals” innovation wish list: • M icrosurgical instruments will allow vets to treat our smallest creatures. These animals deserve our best efforts — on their own small terms! • An x-ray machine is a fund amental par t of any diagnostic toolkit and essential for both annual health checks and pre-operative evaluations. • A n endoscope system with DVD recording capabilities and Smartscreen™ will allow the vets to visualize and guide digestive tract procedures.
With the opening of African Elephant Crossing and the addition of three new elephants, the Zoo now takes care of the largest herd in its history. It is a challenging and exciting task. Smart, social and with a natural desire to roam and forage for food, elephants require a sophisticated and ever-changing environment to stay well in mind and body. An elephant has thousands of ligaments and muscles in its trunk and neck. Elevated feeders in African Elephant Crossing will allow these magnificent animals opportunity to forage, stretching and strengthening important muscles in the trunk, neck and torso. Feeders may be raised or lowered on a randomized schedule, furth e r i nv i g o r a ti n g th e h e rd w ith cognitive challenges and prompting cooperative feeding behaviors.
Several generous donors have already funded the acquisition of state-of-the-art digital radiology and ultrasound equipment. With your help, these and other important tools will make a difference in the lives of Zoo animals – today and for years to come. Please make a gift to the “we care for Animals” Fund. Gifts of all sizes help us fulfill our responsibility to provide the very best quality of life for the amazing animals in our care. Gifts of any amount are welcome and fully tax deductible. Gifts of $25,000 or more will receive special recognition on Zoo grounds. —Fiona Green, Director of Development
Caliban the aye-aye came to us from the Duke University Lemur Center and can be seen in her new home in the Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building. The Zoo is one of only six zoos in America to have this amazing species on exhibit. Native to Madagascar, the aye-aye is a seldom seen, nocturnal tree-dweller. Its large eyes, ears and fingers give it an eerie appearance. Adopt an aye-aye for your prime-mate, or any other special someone you know! Your gift will ensure the best possible care for not only our aye-aye, but also all of the 3,000 animals that call our Zoo “home.” Adopt an adorable aye-aye for just $75 and your gift package will include: • An official “ZooParent” collectible key chain • A collectible plush toy • Personalized adoption certificate • A color photo and fun fact sheet about aye-ayes • A full year of award-winning membership publications • An invitation to ZooFriends’ Night 2012, a VIP family summer event (mailed separately) • Name recognition on ClevelandZooSociety.org Upgrade your single adoption to $100, and the ZooParent will receive all of the above AND a terrific T-shirt or tote bag, and recognition on Zoo grounds. Climb up to the $250 adoption level and enjoy all the benefits above, as well as an invitation for the ZooParent a guest (16 years or older) to go on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Zoo.
Aye-Aye, Captain Animal adoptions are a great gift for any holiday, anniversary, birthday, or for that special someone that has everything...but an aye-aye. Your adoption kit includes something for all seasons – the custom gift package NOW, plus a year-round subscription to Z magazine, plus a chance to visit your animal on ZooFriends’ Night in July. Don’t miss out, no-no — adopt an aye-aye today!
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is for African Elephant Crossing. If you haven’t seen the Zoo’s BIGGEST thing – tusk, tusk, tusk! Now six elephants strong, this $25-million gem will be sure to delight and inspire you this summer.
is for dancing the night away at ZippityZooDoo and Zoolin Rouge.
is for bears! The Zoo’s four grizzly bear cubs are getting bigger and stronger each day. You can visit them in Northern Trek along with the Zoo’s five other species of bears.
is for giraffe. And we have plenty, as your Zoo has one of the largest herds of Masai giraffe in the country!
is for events. The Zoo hosts a range of summer events from Creature Comforts to Red, White and Zoo! Check out clemetzoo.com for all the details.
is for horticulture. There’s a lot more to do at the Zoo than just cut the grass. The Zoo’s gardens are some of the loveliest around and many of the plants and trees end up as enrichment items for the animals. Shade tree one day, big stick for Willy the elephant next week – talk about recycling!
is for Fennec fox. The large ears of the Fennec fox can measure up to 6 inches in length. Come hear more about them at Prof. Wylde’s Animal Show.
Your A–Z Guide to Summer Fun is for insect including cockroaches (two kinds!) on exhibit on the lower level of The RainForest. (Spiders are arachnids and millipedes are arthropods, so they don’t count.)
is for kangaroo and koala too. These uniquely Australian creatures hang out in Australian Adventure, along with wallabies, wallaroos, and much, much more.
is for capybara, the world’s largest rodent. Their home in The RainForest is always 80 degrees, winter or summer!
is for jacana, one of the beautiful species of birds in The RainForest aviary.
L is for lion. Our Zoo has two of the prettiest around.
is for mandrills. These beautifully colorful apes have not been seen in the Zoo since 1992. Now there is a troop in the Primate, Cat and Aquatics Building.
is for ocelot. Like their larger tiger cousins, these South American cats like water and are able to cross rivers and move between patches of high ground in seasonally flooded habitats.
is for Northern Trek, home to cold-climate species including reindeer, wolves, harbor seals, Bactrian camels, Amur tigers and six species of bears.
is for rhinoceros. Did you know that a group of rhinos is called a crash? The Zoo’s crash of black rhinos include Inge, Jimma, Kibibi and Johari.
is for turtle. Your Zoo is very in- volved with turtle conservation projects around the world, in places like Vietnam and Thailand.
is for party. Don’t miss Cleveland’s largest, and best showcase of local musical talent at this year’s Twilight at the Zoo, presented by Scene magazine Friday, August 3.
is for Steller’s sea eagle. The Zoo also houses bald eagles and several other species of raptors.
is for queen. As in naked molerat. Each naked mole rat colony has one queen and many workers. Check out the naked molerat exhibit in African Elephant Crossing.
With nearly 3,000 animals on 183 acres, even the most seasoned Zoo-goer probably can’t see everything at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in just one day. To help make the most of your next trip to the Zoo, consider mapping out your visit and planning your own “Zoo To Do List,” from A to Z.
is for Urolatus henkeli or, more commonly, Henkels’ leaf-tailed gecko. Able to cling to vertical surfaces, these little reptiles are just one of the fascinating species residing in the lower level of The RainForest.
is for the 55-foot Yagga Tree, a treehouse and playground for kids at the center of Australian Adventure.
is for the whitebacked vultures, in the African Savanna.
W is for wolves. We’ve got a pack of six, sassy sisters in Wolf Wilderness.
is for x-rays. Visit the Learning Lab at The Sarah Alison Steffee Center for Zoological Medicine and maybe you’ll see one of the Zoo’s residents getting a check up or an x-ray.
is for, you guessed it, zebra (what else)!
“Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.”
Non-Profit Org. U. S. P o s t a g e P A I D Cleveland, O H Permit No. 3570
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General Admission — 7:00 p.m. to midnight VIP party — 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Join us for the city’s largest fundraiser and celebration of Cleveland’s vibrant music scene! Wind your way through the Zoo enjoying the rhythms of 18 bands playing Motown, rock, salsa, swing, country and blues. An assortment of complimentary food, Samuel Adams beer, Jacob’s Creek wine and soft drinks will also be available. All proceeds benefit the Cleveland Zoological Society, the advancement partner of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. 21 and over only. Proper ID required for admittance to event
eTickets on sale May 1st at ClevelandZooSociety.org VIP eTickets: $150 • General Admission eTickets: $65 - May; $70 - June; $75 - July Block of 10 eTickets: $650 • Block of 10 VIP eTickets: $1,200 Members: get an additional $5 off in May on General Admission eTickets!