Bielefeld Zoo Biology Workgroup!
We are a group of biology students and graduates from the University of Bielefeld, northwestern Germany, but also keepers, architects and multimedia specialists. We meet twice a month to discuss new developments in the zoo world, to give talks about recently visited zoos from all over the world and about conferences, to listen to guest talks and to work on our various projects.
Language still is a problem on the Web. As most of our visitors are from the German area, our site is in German. And it would be much to much effort to translate it all. But, some of the webbased translation engines like Babelfish and Google give quite useful translations: Try this translated version of our Homepage. You then can click on and get more translated pages. If this does not work, copy the URL to the form on the translation engine's website Have fun!
we founded the Zoo-AG workgroup in 1995
we have organised some 130 excursions to zoos - have a look at our exkursion reports with photos
we take part in zoo meetings and workshops (reports are also amongst our exkursion reports - right column)
we do exhibit design and masterplaning exercises (for expample a racoon dog exhibit in our local zoo)
we make contacts to zoos, universities, and students
we provide information about practica, summer schools etc.
we work on education: guided zoo tours, exhibit labeling, & multimedia
we do zoo trips even to other countries (zoo trips of our members)
Map of Germany showing our excursion destinations (click to enlarge)
Our projects include:
providing information about all German zoos at our database Zoo-Infos.de - now in English, too!
publishing a newsletter with a weekly summary on newspaper articles about German zoos and conservation called the "Zoopresseschau". It is available for free. On the Zoopresseschau website you will also find more info in English as well as the archive including some summaries in English.
Regions of the world where our members visited zoos
Some of our members have their own websites:
Dirk Petzold: Biologist (behavioural ecology m.sc) and conservationist - English page
Antje Fischer: Biologist, Zoo educator at Bielefeld Wildlifepark, Muntjacs
Dr. Martina Raffel: Biologist (behavioural ecology m.sc), curator for in situ conservation at Münster Zoo - EnglishPage
Andreas Höner, Biologist (behavioural ecology m.sc), multimedia and web designer - NaturSpot.de Homepage
At the moment, no more English pages are available. But, just stroll around our German pages and don't hesitate to ask everything you want to know: e-mail us.We are always looking for new contacts, ideas, comments!
please respect our copyright of these pages and pics!
last edited 29th March 2006 - - to our Homepage