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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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ZoFo’s Vision: What is Humane?

Posted on: May 20th, 2020

If you visit our website’s homepage, you will see our vision printed boldly on the home page: “Creating a More Humane World.” But what does this actually mean? You’ve probably heard the term “humane” through animal rescue and shelter operations. However, when breaking down the actual definition of “humane,” it simply means having and showing…

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Conservation and Covid-19

Posted on: May 6th, 2020

The past month has brought on new, unprecedented challenges for all. Inability to find necessities, finding new ways to stay in touch without face to face interaction, and above all, devastating loss. We have found that it can be difficult in this time to stay positive, but we are trying our best. Some of the…

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Providing Veterinary Care for 140 Animals

Posted on: February 18th, 2020

By: Meg Schenk, Veterinary Technician and Animal Care Technician Have you ever wondered what is involved in providing veterinary care for 140 different animals?  It seems that would be easy, just take them to the vet!  In actuality, many elements of care are considered that play into excellent veterinary health. We are very proud of…

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Becoming an Animal’s Friend

Posted on: January 22nd, 2020

By: Brad Davis, Animal Care Technician Last year, one of our two Wallabies passed away. They grew up together, played together, and enjoyed each other’s company. Now Surprise, the surviving wallaby, was alone. New experiences scare wallabies; they are skittish around people and adjusting to new circumstances is difficult. When the staff and volunteers would…

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