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Discussion in 'Zoo Memorabilia' started by snowleopard, 12 Nov 2012.

  1. Dassie rat

    Dassie rat Well-Known Member

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    Nayer Youakim's article says that the Bioparque has two female giant armadillos.
     
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  2. Crowthorne

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    Hi, I was just wondering who to contact about changing address? Thanks :)
     
  3. robmv

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    Me! Send me a PM and I'll get your details updated.
     
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  4. snowleopard

    snowleopard Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    The latest issue is Summer 2017, and it consists of 50 large, glossy pages with a plethora of wonderful articles. It is the biggest issue yet and Chairman Tim Brown states in his welcome address that "we are adding members/subscribers at a rate that we haven't seen since the early days of IZES". Great news...as who wouldn't want the world's greatest magazine arriving in their mailbox 4 times annually? Included in the latest issue:

    - 6 pages of Zoo News from around the world
    - 6 pages on Dudley Zoo (a history of the facility's 80 years)
    - 5 pages on a trio of zoos near Bordeaux, France
    - 3 pages on a fascinating topic: mammal longevity in zoos
    - 4 page review of Bearizona (Williams, Arizona)
    - 6 page article called "Visiting Dolphinaria in Japan - Part Two"
    - 3 pages on Barbets (including breeding the Gilded Barbet at Walsrode)
    - 6 new zoo books are reviewed
    - plus more odds n' ends
     
  5. Brum

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    To add to @snowleopard 's great review I would also add that this issue seems to have got the ratio of IZN and Zoo Grapevine articles quite evenly balanced. The last two issues have been trying to find a happy medium and now I think the editorial team have hit the status quo. It should/does now appeal to the enthusiast and professional on an even keel.

    So if anybody isn't already a member then I recommend you sign up as soon as possible.
     
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  6. bongorob

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    After two issues of mine went missing I'm happy to say that it even manages to find its way to the lawless wastelands of Stoke-on-Trent now.:p
     
  7. kiang

    kiang Well-Known Member

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    Try the West Highlands!!
    Should also add in the news section a couple of juicy exclusives too
     
  8. MikeG

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    "After two issues of mine went missing I'm happy to say that it even manages to find its way to the lawless wastelands of Stoke-on-Trent now"
    I think the holy water and garlic powder we sprinkle on copies going to Stoke-on-Trent may have solved the problem...
     
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  9. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    I have finally got around to joining the IZES as of five minutes ago :)
     
  10. MikeG

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    "I have finally got around to joining the IZES as of five minutes ago"
    A decision of great and ineffable wisdom :)
     
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    Definitely a good decision. I joined earlier this year, and it's really nice to receive an interesting, attractive magazine in the post. The latest one reached me in Poland this afternoon.
     
  12. bongorob

    bongorob Well-Known Member

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    I joined right at the start. An excellent institution for zoo enthusiasts, I felt rather privileged.

    Now they let any riff-raff in. :p
     
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  13. snowleopard

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    The latest issue of Zoo Grapevine & International Zoo News (Issue 44, Autumn 2017) has been published and it is 42 glossy, full-colour pages and includes the following:

    - 6 pages of Zoo News from around the world
    - 5 page review of Italy's premier zoological facility: Parco Natura Viva
    - 4 page review of Spain's Oasys Theme Park (with 200 species in its collection)
    - 4 page excerpt from the book Moscow Zoological Park: Pages of History
    - 5 page article titled 'The History of the Thylacine in Captivity'
    - plus lots more!

    The link to IZES:

    http://www.izes.co.uk/
     
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  14. Brum

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    I quite liked the article about ring-tailed lemurs. Yes, a boring species to us but one that probably should be better managed according to Chris Moiser. I never realised there were so many on implant contraceptives which may affect reproduction when it's needed.

    The Moscow piece was brilliant as well, thoroughly enjoyed this issue.
     
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  15. Arizona Docent

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    Well I tried just now to finally sign up. Got an error message saying the merchant login id is invalid or the account is inactive. I guess it's not meant to be.
     
  16. sooty mangabey

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    I wouldn't give up! Contact @MikeG through ZooChat, and I am sure he will be able to sort you out. Anyone with any interest in zoos really should belong to the IZES!
     
  17. MikeG

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    That darned website...always causing problems! But there's more than one way to skin a cat - or join a zoo society.
    Anyone having problems, please email [email protected] and other methods can be sorted.
    It's worth the trouble in the end :)
     
  18. bongorob

    bongorob Well-Known Member

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    If MikeG solved the problem of getting Zoo Grapevine to Stoke, he can do anything :D
     
  19. MikeG

    MikeG Well-Known Member

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    Kind words, old bean, but the one thing I can't seem to do is...keep the IZES on-line payment system functioning properly!
    How I long for the good old days of the quill pen, a sturdy envelope and a postal order...:)
     
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  20. Welsh Zootographer

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    I have just placed an order for a back issue of Zoo Grapevine and paid with no problem. :)