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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.
As most of our visitors are from the German area, our site is in German. But you might try this auto-translated version of our Homepage.
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 have archives on zoos: hundreds of books, guidebooks, slides, videos and lots more
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
Our projects include:
providing information about all German zoos at our database Zoo-Infos.de - 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
Dirk Petzold: Biologist (behavioural ecology m.sc) and conservationist - English page
Antje Fischer: Biologist, Zoo educator at Bielefeld Wildlifepark
Andreas Höner, Biologist (behavioural ecology m.sc), multimedia and web designer - NaturSpot.de Homepage
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!
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