July 5, 2023 – National Zookeeper Week is celebrated every July to bring attention to the hard work, dedication and loyalty of zookeepers around the world. Zookeepers are chefs, caretakers, builders, scientists, researchers, conservationists, engineers, architects and more!
The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo will be celebrating and showcasing our incredible student zookeepers and the amazing work they do Saturday, July 22, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Guests can participate in activities to see if they have what it takes to be a zookeeper, meet our animal ambassadors, enjoy keeper talks, training demonstrations, live music, and meet with representatives from other zoos and conservation organizations represented by graduates from the Zoo Animal Technology program.
Gainesville is home to the only teaching zoo on a college campus accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in the nation, training future zookeepers in the highest standards of animal care. This event is perfect for anyone interested in working with animals, and will include an information session about the Zoo Animal Technology program.