What's New

Antelope Events


Ungulate Care Workshops
April 5th - new information added to Oakland Workshop
Oakland Zoo Flyer #1 - Email Contact Amy Phelps
Oakland Zoo Flyer #2

* June 3rd to June 5th, 2011 *  Registration Form and Airport/Hotel Information
Join us for the Ungulate Care Workshop: “Hoof Care and Trimming Procedures” at the Oakland Zoo in Oakland, California. During this 3 day course you will obtain a complete understanding of hoof health and will gain valuable hoof trimming skills.

Travel Guide: Unveiling Mexico's Hidden Gems

When you're not exploring the fascinating world of wildlife, consider venturing to some breathtaking destinations. Mexico offers a treasure trove of natural wonders and cultural experiences. Here are a few must-visit places:

Isla Mujeres

Discover the enchanting Isla Mujeres, a picturesque island located just off the coast of Cancun. Immerse yourself in crystal-clear turquoise waters and pristine white sandy beaches. Dive into the vibrant underwater world, snorkel alongside majestic sea creatures, or simply relax under the swaying palm trees. For a taste of local culture, explore the charming town, savor delicious seafood, and indulge in the island's laid-back atmosphere.

Click here to learn more about Isla Mujeres.

Mexico City

Experience the vibrant energy of Mexico City, the country's bustling capital. Dive into a rich tapestry of history and modernity as you explore ancient ruins, awe-inspiring museums, and lively markets. Indulge in delicious street food, admire stunning architecture, and immerse yourself in the local art scene. Mexico City is a true melting pot of culture and traditions, offering something for every traveler.

Click here to learn more about Mexico City.


Step into the colonial charm of Puebla, a city known for its colorful architecture and mouthwatering cuisine. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center, marvel at the intricate tile work on the buildings, and visit magnificent churches. Delight in the flavors of mole poblano, chiles en nogada, and other traditional dishes. Puebla is a true gem, offering a delightful mix of history, culture, and culinary delights.

Click here to learn more about Puebla.

Embark on these remarkable wildlife courses and explore the captivating destinations Mexico has to offer. Expand your knowledge, immerse yourself in nature, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Get ready to discover the wonders of the animal kingdom and the beauty of Mexico!

This workshop is limited to 6 participants as it provides both classroom learning and hands on field experience.

Contact Amy Phelps for information.  Sign up early, there is a 10 person maximum for this workshop!

The Wilds - Email Contact Dan Beetem
Course to coincide annual herd exam as animals are moved to and from pastures or winter holding.
Various antelope and deer species—moving groups and squeeze chute exams.
Two Students per course.
Two full days with arrival the night with warm a welcome before and departure on the third day.
Housing at Conservation Science Training Center cabins.
$300.00 per person—Course and housing. Plus $25.00 TAG donation.
Contact Dan Beetem for more information.

Saint Louis Zoo - Email Contact Tim Thier
Participants will spend part of each day working directly with St. Louis staff to gain experience in managing 23 species of ungulates, 2 species of marsupials and 9 species of birds in a traditional urban zoo setting.
Contact Tim Thier for more information.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center  - Email Contact Adam Eyres
Winter Dates Only—Course to coincide with the animals in hard antler.
Red Deer/Fallow Deer Vasectomies—Cervid Handling
Two Students per course.
Two full days with arrival the night before and departure on the third day.
Housing at Katie’s Cottage (or with Fossil Rim keeper staff—case by case)
$300.00 per person—Course and housing costs.
Contact Adam Eyres from more information.

Los Angeles Zoo - Email Contact Jeff Holland

The Los Angeles Zoo has over twenty years of experience in the management and husbandry of several unique ungulate species. Participants will be able to work closely with LA Zoo staff that care for these species. The LA Zoo specializes in the management and husbandry of forest duikers, gerenuk, pronghorn, Suids and Caprinae.
Contact Jeff Holland for more information.

Information on the following locations coming soon:
White Oak
San Diego Zoo/San Diego’s Wild Animal Park

Ruminant Workshop

Ruminant Browser Nutrition Workshop Information, click here for more information.
September 28-29th, 2010


Calling all Zookeepers, Veterinarians, Field and Zoo Researchers and Giraffe Conservationists!  Mark your calendars for the Inaugural Giraffe Professionals Conference to be held at the Phoenix Zoo from February 21 to 24, 2010.  Please follow this link for the conference announcement to learn more about "All of the Above".

IUCN Update

Did you know that one fourth of antelope species are threatened with extinction in the world?  Please read the latest IUCN Report for more information.

Giraffe Website

Megan Strauss, University of Minnesota, gave a great presentation of her giraffe field research project in Tanzania at the AZA Midyear Ungulate TAG meetings in Oklahoma City.  Check out her newly-started website at www.serengetigiraffeproject.org

Check out this Blog!
Check out Fossil Rim's Wildlife Center new blog, Dr. Hoofstock!

"Centered at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, we are a small group of students, managers and scientists engaged in a collaborative learning project to improve management of tropical hoofstock species on private lands across America. We are starting with waterbuck and plan to network with other institutions to apply what we learn to other species such as addax, addra gazelle and Przwalski’s horse".

Hot off the presses:  Volume 5 of Sandscript, the Sahara Conservation Fund's newsletter.  SCF"s mission is to conserve Sahelo-Saharan antelope and other species.

The most recent Antelope Specialist Group Gnusletter Volume 28 #2 (March 2010) is now available at the new Antelope Specialist Group website.  The latest Giraffa issues, the newsletter for the International Giraffe Working Group can also be found on the Antelope Specialist Group section of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) website at www.iucn.org.  

Antelope TAG & Population Management Updates

(Must use AZA member log in to access SSP and PMP information in the Conservation Programs Database.)

AZA Animal Conservation Report

Published Studbooks - in progress

Conservation Program Vacancies - in progress

Conservation Spotlight

GIC Okapi Conservation Project

Featured Picture

Brevard Zoo Giraffe

Credit - Brevard Zoo Staff


Click here for Courtney Hunter antelope images

© 2006 Antelope & Giraffe TAG / All rights reserved / View Terms