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ASAG Penguin Workshop
Kansas City, MO - March 2005

Medical Issues

Management of Malaria in North American Penguin Populations
Dr. Mike Cranfield. Baltimore Zoo

Management and Prevention of West Nile Virus in the North American Humboldt Penguin Population
Sarah Vuolo, University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine

Milwaukee County Zoo Response to West Nile Virus Outbreak
Carol Kagy, Milwaukee County Zoo

Exhibit Modifications to Control the Incidence of Aspergillosis
Sean Sanchez and Travis Garrett, Denver Zoo

Characterizations of Molt in Penguins
Steve Norby

Education and Public Relations

Penguin Adventure Tours
Martin Vince and Jen Baxter, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Penguins as Education Ambassadors
Sharon Jarvis, Sea World Orlando

An Assessment of the Annual Census as a Conservation Tool for Humboldt Penguins in Peru and Chile
Patty McGill, Kim Smith, Braulio Araya, Mariano Bernal, Milena Roca, Rosana Paredes, Patricia Majluf

Penguin Camp 2004
Patty McGill, Brookfiled Zoo

Rockhopper Penguins on Isla Noir, Chile

Exhibit Design

Penguin and Puffin Coast: Designing a New and Innovative Penguin Exhibit at the Saint Louis Zoo
Anne Tieber, St. Louis Zoo

Penguin Exhibit Lighting
Linda Henry, Sea World of California


Advances in Penguin Husbandry - latest in parent rearing techniques, thaw bar, odor control, enrichment
Julie Ensor, Sea World of Florida

Getting Penguins from Point A to Point B
Lauren DuBois, Sea World San Diego

Egg Incubation in King Penguins

Operant Conditioning of a male King Penguin at Lincoln Park Zoo
Kristin Dvorak, Lincoln Park Zoo

Water Quality and Chlorination in a Humboldt Penguin Exhibit
Matthew P. De Voe, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Status of Penguins in European Zoos
Rob Thomas, Chair - EAZA Penguin TAG

Training penguins to interact with enrichment items for lasting effects
Eduardo J. Fernandez, Rickey Kinley, & William Timberlake
Indiana University and the Cincinnati Zoo