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Two Pallid Sturgeon now call the St. Louis Zoo Home
Midwest Region, January 18, 2011
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Two endangered pallid sturgeon explore their new home at the St. Louis Zoo. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)
Two endangered pallid sturgeon explore their new home at the St. Louis Zoo. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo) - Photo Credit: n/a

Two pallid sturgeon are now on display at the St. Louis Zoo due to the combined efforts of several individuals. The transfer of pallid sturgeon from US Geological Survey Columbia Environmental Research Center to the zoo was accomplished with the assistance of several partners. Pallid Sturgeon Recovery Team Leader George Jordan worked in conjunction with James Candrl of USGS and Jane Ledwin of the US Fish and Wildlife Service Columbia Ecological Services Field Station to ensure all the necessary permits were obtained prior to fish transfer. Project Leader Tracy Hill and Branch Chief for Missouri River Studies Wyatt Doyle transported the two pallid sturgeon to the St. Louis Zoo. Jane Ledwin will work with the zoo staff to develop an education display that will be displayed outside the holding tank where the pallid sturgeon now reside. The opportunity to have hundreds if not thousands of people view and learn about endangered pallid sturgeon makes this a truly unique learning opportunity.


Contact Info: Tracy Hill, 573-234-2132 x102, tracy_hill@fws.gov



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