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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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