zoo keeper in hat smiles while holding Caledonian gecko in both hands

Zoo Keeper WeekKeeper Confidential | Dennis

July 25, 2019 - We’re half way through National Keeper Week, but still celebrating! Our Keepers spend most of their time with the animals or talking about the animals with visitors, so our Keeper Confidential blogs are a great way for our Zoo Fans … More »

Zoo Keeper commands Rhino hornbill to fly to branch

Zoo Keeper WeekKeeper Confidential | Hailey

July 24, 2019 - What does a typical day look like for a Zoo Keeper? They start off their shift early – picking up poop, cleaning water bowls, spraying down exhibits, checking fences, gates and locks, and then they have to get meals ready … More »

male zoo keeper smile and holds prehensile-tailed skink in both hands

Zoo Keeper WeekKeeper Confidential | John

July 23, 2019 - In celebration of National Zoo Keeper Week, here’s another opportunity to meet one of our awesome animal care staff. Meet John. Zoo Keeper, Herpetology (Reptile + Amphibian) Q1. Why did you choose to become a Zoo Keeper? A1. I wanted to … More »

Zoo Keeper WeekKeeper Confidential | Bethany

July 22, 2019 - It’s National Zoo Keeper Week, a week to honor our dedicated animal care staff who work day in and day out through the blistering heat, frigid cold, soaking downpours and frightening hurricanes to take care of the animals at the … More »

AnimealsOne Big Bite

July 17, 2019 - Yesterday was World Snake Day and we decided to take advantage of a unique Animeals opportunity. In case you aren’t familiar with how snakes eat, we can tell you it’s not like humans or other animals. Get comfortable and curl … More »

New ArrivalsWe’re Bananas for Bella

July 11, 2019 - Meet Bella, or as her Keepers like to call her, Bella Bananas! Bella is a five year, 11-month-old Southern cassowary who arrived at the Zoo in late June from the White Oak Conservation Center in Florida. Bella comes to the … More »

ClimatesMarsh Madness

July 9, 2019 - In this blog series, we’ve journeyed across the world to discover the driest of habitats, the hottest environments, the most diverse areas and even the most barren locations. While we’ve featured various climates across the world, it’s time to bring … More »

Tales of the TailsThe Three Meerkateers

July 3, 2019 - The words “cute” and “mob” normally don’t go together, but we can make an exception when it comes to one thing: meerkats. A member of the mongoose family, meerkats (Suricata suricatta) are small burrowing mammals that can be found in dry, … More »