Monday, October 25, 2010

How to Compost Rare Species style

Here we see Hollie teaching us how to reduse, reuse, and recycle through composting. Hopefully this video will inspire others to do the same. Also, here are some links with more info on composting:

How To Compost

Wiki How

Red Worm Composting

Compost Guide

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

2010 Pygmy Babies!!

Hey everyone! RSCF wanted to put together a little slide show and video presentation of our latest pygmy marmoset babies of 2010. Starting at the top of our list is a juvenile male, born at the end of January, who is very curious and loves checking out the camera. Following him is a little girl born in May. Then we have the juvenile male's sibling born in August. And capping it off with our latest twins, born late August. These guys are really hard to get a picture of. They flee when they see us. We have to wait until they get older and start to venture on their own. This is when they cling to the cages and we finally have the chance to sex them.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Vinaceous Greeting!

Here's a little snip-it of our only pair of Vinaceous Amazon parrots. Unfortunately these guys are on the IUCN list of endangered animals. Their populations in South America are depleting. RSCF just wanted to share a little visual so everyone can see how pretty they are.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Help Wanted at Rare Species Conservatory Foundation!

RSCF is seeking a qualified, part-time animal care specialist. Must have experience with exotic wildlife, work outdoors, weekend, and holidays. Duties include the daily care and management of a 30-acre wildlife center, animal care, records keeping, diet preparation, and property maintenance.

Candidates must be fit, able to lift 50 lbs and have a working knowledge of basic farm equipment (ATV, tractors, etc.).

Hours: 20-30/week. Wage: $10.50/hr

Send inquiries, resume and contact information to:

RSCF is located in Loxahatchee, Fl.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Bongo Update!

Here are just a few snap shots of our bongo. Excuse the quality of the pictures but we still just wanted to share what we've got! Don't worry, better pictures and videos are soon to come!