Jo joined the RZSS in 2000 as an animal keeper. After specialising in birds she became Animal Registrar in 2007, with responsibility for the animal records database. This is still a part of her day to day work, but through this, an interest in population management developed and she is now responsible for one European Endangered Species Breeding Programme and one European Studbook and is Penguin TAG vice-chair on behalf of RZSS and EAZA.
Jo's research is pertinent to the successful management of RZSS studbook populations.
- M.Sc. (University of Edinburgh, UK) Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare
- M.A. (Cambridge University, UK)
- EEP coordinator for the Red-fronted macaw (Ara rubrogenys)
- ESB studbook keeper for the Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua)
- Core group member: BIAZA Records group
- EAZA Penguin TAG vice-chair
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Rare native insect breeding programme hits new milestone
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is gearing up for a potentially record-breaking breeding season as keepers care for more Critically Endangered pine hoverflies than ever before at Highland Wildlife Park near Aviemore.
STORY OF SEASONS publisher saving one of the UK’s rarest species
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is thrilled to announce a partnership with Marvelous Europe Limited, publisher of STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town, aiming to save one of the UK’s rarest species, the pine hoverfly.