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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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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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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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2019 Year in Review

Posted on: December 18th, 2019

Another year has flown by and what a great year it was! As we look back on the past 12 months, we’re taking the time to celebrate all of the changes and accomplishments we’ve gone through as an organization! Celebrated 10 years as a foundation! Took in 26 new residents needing a home, including 4…

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10 Years of the Zoology Foundation!

Posted on: November 20th, 2019

This fall, ZoFo celebrated 10 years as an organization! It all started with a simple dinner with friends. In 2009, our founder, Jami Jensen, was out to dinner and the topic of Craigslist was brought up. Someone mentioned, “You can find anything on Craigslist!” Jami replied with a simple, “Well, I’ve always wanted a camel,…

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Animal Care 101 – Feeding Over 140 Animals Daily

Posted on: October 28th, 2019

We are often asked, “How do you feed so many animals?” The simple answer is, “With a lot of work from our entire ZoFo animal care team!” Our staff and volunteers all have a high standard of care for the residents at the sanctuary and we couldn’t do it without their commitment. But, just in…

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