The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo had the most successful Boo at the Zoo ever! We collected 5671 food items, which we donated to two charities: Catholic Charities and the Fort White Community Thrift Shop. This is the most amount of food we have collected in our 15 years of Boo at the Zoo!
The Fort White charity reports this is the largest single donation of food they get in a year; Catholic Charities said this can drive is second only to the US Post Office food drive.
In addition, between the Publix Charities donation and the outpouring from the Santa Fe College community we had the largest amount of candy ever with 106,510 pieces.
Finally, we had 410 names submitted for our baby capuchin monkey. If you haven’t seen the new baby, please come out.
The staff of the Teaching Zoo would like to thank everyone who was involved in this year’s Boo at the Zoo. We could not have done it without your help and support!
In the photo are just one half of the cans collected. Click on ithe photo for a larger view.