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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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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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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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