ZOOLOGY BY JEREMY ZOLA
BACHELOR OF ZOOLOGY. HAS WORKED WITH WILDCATS, WOLVES, BIRDS OF PREY, AND SEA TURTLES - AMONGST MANY OTHER ANIMALS, EXOTIC AND DOMESTIC. THIS BLOG SERVES AS AN OUTLET FOR MY ENDLESS CURIOSITY FOR THE NATURAL WORLD AND IS MEANT TO BE INTERACTIVE - I ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS, REQUESTS, AND QUESTIONS.
Wednesday, February 19
3 desert cottontail rabbit babies, my friends saw in Glendale, AZ. Notice the one lying on it’s back seems to have a mass of some sort near it’s left hip.
Photo by Amanda Girardi
Two coyotes standing in the middle of the road in Glendale, AZ.
Photos by Jacob Stadiem
Sunday, February 16
This is a Barred Owl sitting on a branch in the woods behind my house. Barred owls weigh about two pounds and reach a height of about 25 inches. They have dark brown eyes as vertical bar markings on their chests. They are frequently seen throughout the eastern United States.
Friday, January 31
Three years ago, I had the opportunity to work at the Israeli Sea Turtle Rescue Center in Michmoret, Israel. I prepared the daily diet for 8 Green, and Olive Ridley sea turtles and also cleaned their pools. I also got to work with some awesome people who were extremely passionate about rescuing and rehabilitating sea turtles.
Wednesday, January 22
Sunday, January 19
During the months of September and October, I had the pleasure of babysitting my co-worker’s chinchilla, Chuckles. This is a video of him taking a dust bath, which is how they keep their soft coats clean, since water damages it.
Just watching some TV with da homie ODB.
Thursday, January 16
At my last class of last semester, we got to meet one of the pottos at the Cincinnati Zoo. Pottos are nocturnal primates that live in the canopy of the rain forests of Africa. They move very slowly and always grip the branch with at least 2 limbs. They are omnivorous, eating fruit, tree gum, insects, and they have even been known to catch bats and small birds.
A few months ago, I posted this same picture of one of the baby squirrels my co-worker rescued and is raising/rehabbing. When he rescued them, their eyes and ears were still closed and he was syringe-feeding them. I went to his house in December and they are getting big!
Sunday, November 10
Chinese alligators are arguably the most critically endangered crocodilian species in the world. It is estimated that only around 150 individuals live in the wild, along with small pockets of breeding and zoo populations around the world. They are the smallest of the crocodilians and the adults only grow to about half the full grown size of its American cousin. Humans creating habitat loss has been the biggest threat to this species.
Saturday, November 9
For my project, I am observing the Chinese alligators at the Cincinnati Zoo. So far their favorite activity is lounging.
Wednesday, October 9
A harvestman that had caught a moth outside my work on Monday night. Harvestmen are known to be ambush predators as well as active hunters and even scavengers.
Photos by Drew Smith
Saturday, October 5
Two of the flamingos we got to meet in class today.
Wednesday, October 2
Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society
I found this toad tonight outside, coincidentally right after the Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society meeting!
Friday, September 20
A damselfly my friend took a picture if while hiking in the Grand Canyon a few weeks ago.
Photo by Drew Smith