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May/June 2012

ZOOGOER MAY/JUNE 2012

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Feathers of a Bird

One day, a visitor to the Zoo's Bird House picked up a few stray feathers. With help from a passionate keeper, that grew into a new frontier of cross-cultural cooperation.

By Brittany Steff



Salamander Secrets

In Zoo labs and in the wild, Smithsonian scientists are probing the mysteries of these amphibians' lives--and their disturbing decline.

By Lindsay Renick Mayer



Dogging the Dhole

Elusive and endangered, Asiatic wild dogs have been little studies and even less appreciated. Researchers are trying to understand--and protect--these unpopular predators.

By Allie Killam