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Cracking the Egg: Discovering the Bird Inside

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March 29, 2016
6:30 p.m.
East Bridgewater Public Library (in the Community Room)
32 Union Street
East Bridgewater, MA 02333        

Join Fred Beall, General Curator at Zoo New England, for a talk titled Cracking the Egg: Discovering the Bird Inside, which will focus on eggs, birds and fascinating facts about birds from all over the world.

From penguins to cranes, Beall has dedicated his distinguished 50-year career to working on behalf of birds – to better understand their behaviors and needs, as well as working to conserve and protect them in the wild.

Throughout his zoo career, Beall has had great success breeding endangered cranes through artificial insemination techniques and environmental manipulation. Under Beall’s leadership, Franklin Park Zoo is the first zoo in North America to have successfully breed endangered Siberian cranes. Prior to working at Zoo New England, Beall worked at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore for many years where he had great success breeding and managing penguins.

Talk attendees will also have the opportunity to see examples of eggs, including hummingbird and ostrich eggs, up close.

For more information, please call the East Bridgewater Public Library at 508-378-1616.