SF Teaching Zoo

Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Part of the Santa Fe Teaching Zoo?

A question was asked recently on Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo’s Facebook social media page about what is known as “The 50 Pound Test”. The 50 pound test is a part of the program performance standards for the Santa Fe Teaching Zoo Technology program, all incoming students need to be able to adequately perform this … Continue reading Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Part of the Santa Fe Teaching Zoo?

Take the Family to the Santa Fe Teaching Zoo for a Special Weekend Event!

Make sure you come to Santa Fe College’s Teaching Zoo, Saturday July 23, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is celebrating National Zookeeper Week by showcasing their incredible zookeepers and the amazing work they do every day. Gainesville is home to the only accredited teaching zoo in the nation, training … Continue reading Take the Family to the Santa Fe Teaching Zoo for a Special Weekend Event!

Why Celebrate National Zookeeper Week?

Representative Susan A. Davis introduced House Resolution 509 on June 21, 2007: Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Zookeeper Week. Recognizes the contributions zookeepers make to the care and conservation of captive exotic animals and to research, public education, and recreation. Expresses a renewed dedication to the appreciation and preservation of animal … Continue reading Why Celebrate National Zookeeper Week?

Come to Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo this Week for National Zookeeper Week Celebration

Come to the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo this week, Saturday July 23, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. to help celebrate National Zookeeper Week The zoo will be showcasing their incredible zookeepers and the amazing work they do every day. Gainesville is home to the only accredited teaching zoo in the nation, training future zookeepers in the highest standards of … Continue reading Come to Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo this Week for National Zookeeper Week Celebration

Santa Fe Teaching Zoo Says Goodbye to Cherished Tree Kangaroo, Katrina

Staff and students at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo said goodbye to a cherished member of the zoo family, Katrina the Matschie’s tree kangaroo, on Tuesday, May 24th. The morning prior, staff became concerned when Karina, a highly food motivated individual, refused her diet and exhibited abnormal behavior. She was immediately transported to the University … Continue reading Santa Fe Teaching Zoo Says Goodbye to Cherished Tree Kangaroo, Katrina

World Ocean Day Celebration at the Santa Fe College Zoo in Two Weeks

World Oceans Day is a day of celebration and collaboration globally to ensure the future of our oceans. The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is excited to be part of this annual event. Ocean inspired crafts, face painting, and giveaways will be available for everyone! As you walk around the zoo, you can enjoy keeper … Continue reading World Ocean Day Celebration at the Santa Fe College Zoo in Two Weeks

Santa Fe College Zoo, Party for the Planet: Lecture Series

The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is fortunate to have many local conservation partners within Alachua County who have been invited to speak about their initiatives during the month of April. If you are interested in learning about one these wonderful organizations and how you can become involved in their efforts, please contact Jade Salamone … Continue reading Santa Fe College Zoo, Party for the Planet: Lecture Series

SF Teaching Zoo celebrates National Zoo Keeper Week July 19-25

In recognition of the dedication of zoo and aquarium professionals, the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) (www.aazk.org) and zoos and aquariums across the nation celebrate National Zoo Keeper Week July 19-25. As the premier training facility for zoo keepers in the United States, the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo will host a fun-filled week … Continue reading SF Teaching Zoo celebrates National Zoo Keeper Week July 19-25