It's National Zookeeper Week! Matt Stierhof, senior zookeeper in the Tropical Forest at Franklin Park Zoo, has been working hard on a training program with one of the female ring-tailed lemurs. Learn more about Matt and what his job entails.
Melissa Durham is a zookeeper in the Children’s Zoo. She works closely with the red pandas and has even trained them to get on a scale for weights and receive injections. Working with the animals to do these voluntary behaviors makes daily care as well as veterinary procedures less stressful on both staff and animals.
It's National Zoo Keeper Week and we're highlighting the amazing work of our animal care staff. Today we spotlight senior keeper, Kristin Cibotti, and what she loves about working with the white-bearded wildebeest.
Visitors to Stone Zoo will notice several new faces this summer with the addition of a number of new species including a male Matschie’s tree kangaroo, six cotton-top tamarins and straw-colored fruit bats.