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Traveling to China

I've been asked to speak about our animal trail system at meetings of the Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens, which are in Chengdu next week. Currently in the O'Hare Airport in Chicago, waiting for flight to Beijing.

I'm traveling to China at the invitation of Animals Asia Foundation.  Before Chengdu, I'll be spending time in the Chinese capital to see the Beijing Zoo, so I'll have some context before the meeting.

Our trail system has attracted attention nationally and now internationally. While other zoos have created single-species or small footprint trails, we are the first to envision and begin to implement a campus-wide system that will allow many speciesfrom monkeys and apes to big cats and bearsto travel far from their usual homes. In China, I'll be talking about our first three trail projectstwo for monkeys and lemurs, opened in 2011 and 2013, and one for orangutan and gibbons, which we completed in 2012. I'll also be previewing our next trail project, scheduled to debut in spring 2013, which will allow our big cats to travel overhead across the Zoo's main path toward Bird Lake.

Will report next from China.

Traveling to China

I've been asked to speak about our animal trail system at meetings of the Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens, which are in Chengdu next week. Currently in the O'Hare Airport in Chicago, waiting for flight to Beijing.

I'm traveling to China at the invitation of Animals Asia Foundation.  Before Chengdu, I'll be spending time in the Chinese capital to see the Beijing Zoo, so I'll have some context before the meeting.

Our trail system has attracted attention nationally and now internationally. While other zoos have created single-species or small footprint trails, we are the first to envision and begin to implement a campus-wide system that will allow many speciesfrom monkeys and apes to big cats and bearsto travel far from their usual homes. In China, I'll be talking about our first three trail projectstwo for monkeys and lemurs, opened in 2011 and 2013, and one for orangutan and gibbons, which we completed in 2012. I'll also be previewing our next trail project, scheduled to debut in spring 2013, which will allow our big cats to travel overhead across the Zoo's main path toward Bird Lake.

Will report next from China.