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Working Dogs, part 3

Posted on: November 4th, 2021

We are picking up right where we left off last month in our deep dive into dog breeds and the work they do. It is really important to note that just because a dog breed is known for any particular traits, be that behavior or health, there will always be dogs that don’t exhibit them…

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Working Dogs Beyond Zoology

Posted on: October 1st, 2021

In our August blog, we put the spotlight on our hard working livestock guardian dogs (LGD’s). Jelly, Zoey, and Cupid are a breed, or a mix of one or more, that was created for this kind job. Great Pyrenees were selectively bred to make them perfect for this sort of work, from their territoriality to…

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The hard working Livestock Guard Dogs of Zoology

Posted on: August 25th, 2021

Did you know that not all the care and looking after of the outdoor residents of ZoFo comes from humans?  We have a 24/7 security team in the form of three wonderful livestock guard dogs!  These hard working dogs have proven over and over just how valuable they are in their protection of our outdoor…

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Resources to help if you find a animal in distress

Posted on: August 4th, 2021

This time of the year especially, ZoFo often receives calls from kind-hearted people seeking to help a wild animal that is injured or in some form of distress. Unfortunately, providing that type of aid does not fall under our type of licensure.  However, we can help steer you in the direction of someone who can!…

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Keeping 1,188 feet happy and healthy!

Posted on: July 16th, 2021

A large part of preventative care our animals receive at ZoFo is regular foot examinations and trims. This requires a lot of bending over from our staff! We have such a varied population of animals and each species has its own management requirements. Just like human fingernails, the hooves and nails of our animals continuously…

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They Grow So fast!

Posted on: June 17th, 2021

Our Argentinean black and white tegu Tommy is now 16 months old and getting bigger by the day! When Tommy first came to us he was a new hatchling and fit comfortably into the palm of our hand. Now he is almost two feet long! In another year or two from now, Tommy will be…

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Pedal to the Metal Nursed Back to Health

Posted on: April 22nd, 2021

At the Zoology Foundation, we believe in rescuing and caring for animals. We possess a detailed knowledge of animal- and species-specific behavior, allowing us to provide the quality care these animals need. It was this knowledge that alerted us when one of our alpacas, named Pedal to the Metal, was feeling a little off. Fortunately,…

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Leading the Way to a Humane World: 4 Keys to Leadership Development

Posted on: December 28th, 2020

Creating a more humane world calls for leadership. But how do you stay at the forefront of a movement that’s full of challenges and rife with burnout? The answer is in lifelong learning. Lifelong learning not only keeps you up-to-date on the best practices in leadership and animal welfare, but it also keeps your inner…

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Meet Jimmy, Our New Dutch Rabbit

Posted on: November 16th, 2020

  Zoology Foundation recently added a new resident to our animal community. We’d like for you to meet Jimmy. He’s a three-year-old, Tri-Coloured Dutch rabbit who came to us from a loving home. One of the family members was allergic to rabbits, and we’re happy to be able to accommodate Jimmy to ensure he continues…

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Changes to USDA Licensing

Posted on: October 21st, 2020

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Its mission is to protect and promote agricultural health, manage activities intended to limit wildlife damage, and administer the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). As part of the terms of the AWA, organizations that buy or sell warm-blooded animals,…

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