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Tree Kangaroo Awareness Day

Tree Kangaroo Awareness Day

May 15, 2017 – It’s a bear! It’s a monkey! No, it’s a tree kangaroo! You heard right. The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is home to the Matschie’s tree kangaroo, an endangered species native to a small area of Papua New Guinea. Bring the whole family out to the Zoo on Sunday, May 21, […]

Join The Earth Day 2017 Nature Park Cleanup

April 10, 2017 On April 22, 2017, from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo and Gainesville Greenway Challenge are joining up to restore natural habitats in Gainesville! We invite you to celebrate Earth Day with us at a local nature park by removing invasive non-native plant species. Together we can […]

Celebrate Earth Day with SF at Party for the Planet April 1-2, 2017 at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

Celebrate Earth Day with SF at Party for the Planet April 1-2, 2017 at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

March 15, 2017 Zoos all over the country are honoring Earth Day by hosting the annual Party for the Planet. The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is celebrating April 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and you are all invited! This year, we are putting a spotlight on unique ecosystems from around the […]

Become a Citizen Scientist!

Become a Citizen Scientist!

FrogWatch USA is a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) that offers individuals an opportunity to learn about the wetlands in their community, to identify local frog and toad calls and to report data. Join us for training courses if you’re interested in supporting local amphibians and have the ability […]

“Boo at the Zoo” a Huge Success!

“Boo at the Zoo” a Huge Success!

This Halloween, Santa Fe’s 22nd-annual “Boo at the Zoo” hosted about 6,000 kids and their parents as they walked one of the trails through the zoo to collect candy from a host of costumed characters. The mile-long trail was transformed into 14 themed areas, including “Toy Story,” “Jurassic Park,” “Scooby Doo” and “Willy Wonka & […]

Pumpkin Carving Contest at Santa Fe Teaching Zoo

Pumpkin Carving Contest at Santa Fe Teaching Zoo

Calling all departments! You can never have too many contests at Halloween time. Represent your department and help decorate the zoo’s pumpkin patch. Bring your family-friendly decorated pumpkin to the zoo on Oct. 30 by 3 p.m. and your pumpkin will become a part of Boo at the Zoo! The winner receives a scheduled meet-and-greet […]

Calling for Candy Donations for “Boo at the Zoo”

Calling for Candy Donations for “Boo at the Zoo”

The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is requesting candy donations for Boo-at-the-Zoo. The event will be held Monday Oct. 31, from 3 p.m. to  7:30 p.m. We encourage you to donate bags of individually wrapped, unopened candy, labeled with your name, department and phone number. By doing this, it provides us the opportunity to express […]

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Calling all departments! Represent your department and help decorate the zoo’s pumpkin patch. Bring your family-friendly decorated pumpkin to the zoo on Oct. 30 by 3 p.m. and your pumpkin will become a part of Boo at the Zoo! The winner receives a scheduled meet-and-greet with the zoo’s Galapagos tortoises. For more information, contact Haley […]

Plan Ahead for “Boo at the Zoo” on Halloween Night!

Plan Ahead for “Boo at the Zoo” on Halloween Night!

Halloween is just around the corner and the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is gearing up for our annual Boo at the Zoo event. If you’re looking for a fun, family friendly venue to take your kids trick-or-treating, then this event is perfect for you and your little ones. The zoo will be closed from […]

Santa Fe Teaching Zoo Loses Two of Its Animal Family Members

Santa Fe Teaching Zoo Loses Two of Its Animal Family Members

The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is home to over 200 incredible animals, many of which have lived here for decades. One of the hardest parts of being a zoo keeper is saying goodbye to the animals in our care and with many in their twilight years, we lose individuals to age related illnesses. In […]

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