Join us for Zoo University, a lecture series conducted by staff at the zoo and associated with Senior College. How does the Zoo care for its permanent residents? From tiny insects to majestic giraffes, they all require meticulous attention. Learn about special considerations in the exhibit design and actions the Zoo takes to save wildlife. Staff members who work with the animals will share their entertaining anecdotes.
Monday, September 26 – Saving Animals in the Wild
Monday, October 3 - Penguins
Monday, October 10 - Camels
Time: 6-8:00 pm
Location: Blank Park Zoo Discovery Center
7401 SW Ninth, DM
Cost: No cost for these classes but you must register for each class here. If you do not have access to online, please call the Zoo at 515-285- 4722.
How does the zoo work to save animals in the wild? From tiny insects to the stunning giraffe, there are many aspects to consider. The first evening will discuss actions the zoo is involved with that save endangered species. In the following evenings, participants will learn about the protocols involved with care of endangered species, special considerations in the exhibit design and fun stories from staff who work directly with the animals. Since the Zoo is closed in the evenings, participants will receive a Buy One Get One admission to visit the animals during the day.
All speakers are Zoo staff members who are the primary caregivers of the animals. Each will provide her/his background as part of the program presentations.