An extended interview with Zhawn Poot who has strong roots at the Belize Zoo and gives us some insights about the conservation projects at the Belize Zoo and other places in Belize. Specifically, he discusses the Harpy Eagle Restoration Program and the Belize Tapir Project spearheaded by the Belize Zoo. The Harpy Eagle is one of the biggest eagles in the world and the zoo has made significant efforts into ensuring their survival in the wild in Belize. Zhawn also discusses the Conservation Camp offered by the Belize Zoo which is a week getaway for local kids that teaches them about the importance of conservation and preservation of local wildlife. Zhawn also gives us some insight into the Tapir Conservation project which is the subject of his father's PhD dissertation at the University of Florida. This is an ongoing project that seeks to gather data and educate the public about the Tapir, which is Belize's national animal.
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