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Inspiring Connections

Posted on: May 6th, 2022

Our mission at Zoology Foundation is to inspire positive connections between people, animals, and the environment through animal interactions and by providing sanctuary to animals. We talk a lot about how we provide sanctuary to animals, the animal’s stories, and how we care for them. But what exactly do we do to inspire connections? And…

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Duck, Duck, GOOSE!

Posted on: March 10th, 2022

Did you know that Zoology is home to 21 domestic waterfowl? Our ponds are currently home to 4 Mute swans, 13 Sebastopol and Embden geese, and 4 ducks. Of course, the Canada geese and other wild birds also like to join from time to time. Having access to water is vital to all animals, but…

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How do we choose what animals will live at Zoology?

Posted on: February 14th, 2022

We get an array of animal surrender forms here at Zoology Foundation. Animals such as pigs, geese, turtles, cats, rabbits and more! Some who need a new home because their owners are moving and unable to take them and some who would come to us from a third party who is removing the animal from…

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Socialization: An animal’s guide on how to say, “Hello”

Posted on: December 6th, 2021

You’ve pulled into the parking lot of the local dog park with your best furry friend, Rover. Rover is in the back seat wagging his tail and crying with excitement. You put on his leash, grab your poop bags and walk him into the gated park. Once you unhook the leash Rover is off! He…

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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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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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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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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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