Wildlife Scary Park

Wildlife Zoo Goodyear Az

Problems or threats to the GCN species populations in New York are commercial and industrial development, landfill construction or operation, dams, road construction, urban development, water diversion, municipal and industrial point source, commercial harvest, conversion of riparian forests, excessive non-commercial harvest or collection, channel maintenance and confined animal operations. Other problems or threats to GCN species are crop production practices, excessive groundwater withdrawal, fire suppression, management of or for certain species, channel alteration, exotic species, parasites, pathogens, recreation, grazing, predation, forestry activities and resource extraction. The New York Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy has addressed these problems or threats to the GCN species population with wildlife conservation actions. These wildlife conservation actions include decreasing the data gap by gathering more information on GCN species, by fire management with controlled burns and with habitat protection by initiating projects to protect existing key habitat or habitat components. Key habitat restoration and improvement by initiating projects to restore or enhance existing habitats and with land acquisition by purchasing land or conservation easement that is important to GCN species are also included in the New York Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy. Wildlife conservation actions also include population management by directly manipulating GCN species population with restocking, translocation and harvest management, with public relations and education by increasing public awareness of GCN species and key habitats through education and public outreach.

Kew Plant Conservation Conference

The most unique opportunity at Riverside Reptile Ranch is the opportunity to walk with Australian Emu's. Some were fenced in but others were able to walk with us and allowed us to pet them, they just ran off when they had enough. Walking with emu's is not something you can do every day, the workers at Riverside seem to think it is old hat, probably because they DO do this every day! Trust me, it is amazing, these are tame pet emus, although it does make you a little nervous when the guide reminds you that these animals can kill a man with their toe talon. Riverside Reptile Ranch is now called Riverside Wildlife Center; I think this must be because they have much more than reptiles now, including two tigers and a lion. The tigers are male and female and were quite content with just laying there. The female did grant us the pleasure of watching her try to chase the emu as it was running, but since she couldn't get to it through the two fences that separated her and the emu she decided to just sit and let us take pictures instead. We then saw a bobcat and several other species of big cats, ending with Leo, the lion. He was happy to us and came over to the fence so our tour guide could give him a scratch through the fence. We were farther back, behind another fence. Even though we were at a safe distance it was definitely much closer to a lion than you could ever get at the zoo. A deer carcass was in the enclosure and Leo and all the animals look well fed.