0 ☰ Menu

Blog

Adventures and Hard Work in Samana, Dominican Republic: Project Samana

Posted on: August 7th, 2019

By: Meg Schenk, Veterinarian Technician/Animal Care Technician I have been honored to join a group of dedicated and passionate veterinarians and other veterinary technicians for an ongoing veterinary outreach project in Samana, Dominican Republic. Project Samana was founded in 1992 and I joined the equine team in 2015. I just returned from my 5th trip…

Read More

Betterment of Horses and Humans Alike

Posted on: May 23rd, 2019

We are pleased to partner with the Temple Grandin Equine Center at CSU, which is currently hosting equine-assisted activities and therapies at the National Western Complex in Denver. The plan is to bring these programs to the new CSU Animal Health Complex once completed in the National Western Center over the next few years. CSU’s…

Read More

Green Chimney’s Conference

Posted on: April 25th, 2019

In April, our Zoology staff members attended the 15th Triennial IAHAIO Conference at the Sam and Myra Ross Institute at Green Chimneys. This year’s conference theme was “Science Meets Practice: Creating Healthy Environments for People and Animals.” For 3 days, we heard great talks on the human-animal bond, welfare, green care, and the successes of…

Read More

The Mood Dirt Connection

Posted on: March 15th, 2019

By: Avie Rosacci, Executive Director Are you under stress and need an outlet that not only reduces stress but also improves your overall health? Have you thought about gardening? You don’t need a great deal of space, time or money to start a little garden of your own. You can even have just a few…

Read More

Research is just not for Scientists

Posted on: February 9th, 2019

Recently in the news, there has been a lot of talk about hedgehogs spreading salmonella to their owners. Having recently acquired a hedgehog, the reaction to these articles peaked my attention. When I found out I would be getting a hedgehog, I immediately started researching whatever I could to learn how I should care for…

Read More

Research Study at ZoFo

Posted on: January 2nd, 2019

Our program director, Maggie, is currently participating in a research study with the Institute for Human-Animal Connection at the University of Denver and the Humane Education Coalition, which will assess the state of humane education (HE) in the United States. Humane Education is the teaching of empathy and compassion for all living things. While 18 states currently…

Read More

Training at ZoFo

Posted on: December 10th, 2018

Last month, our sanctuary manager, Anna, attended a week long course at the Denver Zoo titled, “Animal Training Applications in Zoo and Aquarium Settings.” Taught by experienced animal training professionals, participants learned about the history, theories, and skills necessary to train animals in a captive facility. After participating in the course, Anna returned to ZoFo…

Read More

Day to Day at the Sanctuary

Posted on: November 2nd, 2018

Have you ever visited an animal sanctuary and wondered how the day-to-day looks? Well, wonder no more! Our staff is happy to share with you everything, both rewarding and tough, that goes into making sure our animals are given the best life! For now, here is a brief introduction! Our staff is present every day…

Read More

Our Responsibility to Sea Life

Posted on: October 2nd, 2018

By: Avie Rosacci, Executive Director In the above picture, you see giant Atlantic bluefin tuna, which has declined as much as 80% over the last 45 years. Bluefin tuna has already become extinct in the Mediterranean Sea. As a scuba diver, I am in awe of the world beneath the waves and feel compelled to…

Read More

The Camels that Started it All!

Posted on: September 2nd, 2018

From orphaned babies to sanctuary kings, camel buddies Chewie and Han Solo are two of our largest and most popular residents at the Zoology Foundation’s sanctuary. Chewie arrived at the sanctuary after he was listed on Craigslist, thus making him the first official resident of the Zoology Foundation’s sanctuary. Soon after, Han Solo was found…

Read More