Jan Raines

Jan Raines

Dallas, TX

Waldrapp Ibis SSP

Veterinarian-Dallas Zoo


Published on Feb 17, 2019

Conservation History of Waldrapp Ibis

The discovery of a previously unreported colony of Northern Bald Ibis in 202 in Palmyra instigated an intensive protection program. The bald ibis still breeding in Syria are the last living descen...

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Published on Feb 17, 2019

The European Connection

In 1504, Archbishop Leonhard of Salzburg, Austria made the Northern Bald Ibis (Waldrapp Ibis) one of the world's earliest officially protected species. They nested in cliffs and on castles in the ...

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Published on Feb 17, 2019

A little Legendary History about Waldrapp Ibis

According to local legend in Turkey, the Northern Bald Ibis (Waldrapp) was one of the first birds released from the Ark by Noah as a symbol of fertility. These religious traditions have helped thi...

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Published on Feb 13, 2019

Waldrapp Ibis Literature Review

1.    BoehmC, Bowden, CGR, Jordan M & King C (eds.) Northern Bald Ibis Conservationand reintroduction workshop.  Proceedings of 2nd Meeting ofInternational Advisory Group for Northern Bald Ibis...

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Published on Feb 10, 2019

Why do we need to save the Waldrapp?

Characterized by their distinctive bald head, the Waldrapp ibis (also known as the Northern bald ibis) is a wading bird native to Northern Africa and Southern Europe.Classified as Endangered by the...

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Published on Feb 07, 2019

Just some Fun Pics of Waldrapp

Over the next few days of this campaign you will see many photos of birds with feather loss and dermatitis. Thought as we get started, you will all enjoy seeing some of the natural beauty of these...

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Published on Feb 06, 2019

Waldrapp Ibis Dermatitis Example

In preparation for this study, we initiated sample collection on our flock here at the Dallas Zoo. Our birds range from completely normal, dermatitis free to, what we would consider, a Grade 5. A...

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Published on Jan 22, 2019

Sorry this has taken so long Saddlebilled Stork lovers

Took a bit longer than we thought it would to get all the samples from the various holding institutions around the country, but as of a few months ago we had almost 75% participation. Kerri and I ...

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Published on Mar 22, 2017

Here we go!

Finally got all the accounts set up and surveys generated.  All the information just got sent out to the various Saddlebilled Stork holding institutions.  Let's start collecting blood!

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The issue is space herpes requires a BSL-4 lab, not sure if the CDC wants to loan out the lab space for the lesser spotted whatnot. Now, the GREATER spotted whatnot.....that's another story altogether.