Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Species Survival Plan EMRSSP

  • An Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake located in SW Michigan (Photo by Andrew Lentini)

  • Two SSP members (Dan Malone, John Ball Zoo and Andrew Lentini, Toronto Zoo) survey for Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes (Photo by T.J. Becker)

  • Smiling at the end of a survey despite failure to find any Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes (Photo by Andrew Lentini)

  • A baby Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake born at the Detroit Zoo (Photo by Jeff Jundt)

  • A team (Team Leader Dan Boehm of Lincoln Park Zoo, Ron Hatcher of Columbus Zoo, Dean Bowman of Potawatomi Zoo, and Mike McCuistion of the Edward Lowe Foundation) starting their survey with data collection on location and environmental conditions (Photo by Lisa Faust)

An update on the EMRSSP

by Joanne Earnhardt on May 03

I am so pleased to announce that Jeff Jundt, from the Detroit Zoo, was selected by the AZA Snake TAG Steering Committee to be the new Species Coordinator effective May 3, 2013.  Jeff has been an active SSP member from the beginning of our program and will bring his enthusiasm for the care and conservation of massasaugas into the future.

Looking back, this program is one of the most satisfying...

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