Welcome to Paws Your Day: Chronicles of Cameron Park Zoo. Cameron Park Zoo is an award winning and AZA accredited zoo in Waco, TX. On these episodes our hosts introduce you to the zoo, all of the details that go into it, and some fun interviews with guests. So join us and Paws Your Day!
We have the pleasure of having a training expert come to Cameron Park Zoo to give a presentation at the Orangutan SSP Husbandry Workshop, as well as work one-on-one with our zookeepers. Tune in for this great chat about how important training is and why Rick's help is so beneficial
Join us as we chat with Zookeeper Kasey about what it's like to care for our 2 Black Bears here at Cameron Park Zoo, and even learn some safety tips for your next camping trip.
Mental health is just as large of a factor in a zookeeper's day as animal care is.
Zookeeping is a glorious career, full of very passionate people but that passion does sometimes mean that mental health can take a backseat. GRAZE (Growing Resiliency for Aquarium and Zoo Employees) joins us on this episode to talk about the incredible work they do!
Meet Manda, our zoo's general curator. Manda has a long history at the zoo, and as general curator has some really big tasks including teaching Trinna different skills including animal transportations.
As you can imagine, zoo animals are not always gentle to their habitats and night houses. So, our incredible maintenance team at the zoo works really hard to fix, build and improve our grounds and animal areas. Meet Gary in this pocast as we chat about his work here at the zoo. **Warning, there is one moment where there is loud static from the microphone about 1-2minutes in**
One of our hosts, Emily, was able to travel to Borneo to work with our zoo's conservation partner the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation. She was able to work with their sunbears and orangutans at their facility. Check out this episode to learn about the trip!
National Zookeeper Week!!
This is a fun week to celebrate the field, and at Cameron Park Zoo we celebrate all of our staff, because it takes a village! Join us as we chat with zookeeper Lindsey about the history of the week and different celebrations we have had in the past.
Have you ever wondered what interns at Cameron Park Zoo do? Meet Ryan, one of our summer interns, and explore what they do and why an internship is so valuable for gaining experience in the field.
GIRAFFES! Enough said!
Meet Zookeeper Brittany as we talk all things giraffe! And we get to chat about what it takes to move a giraffe to a new zoo, and how to prepare for a baby.
Zoos must be prepared for all scenarios, and we are so fortunate to have Waco Police train with our staff and our weapons team. Check out this interview with Officer Z, as we talk about the importance and what training looks like.
Meet Megan! She is the Animal Care Supervisor of Aquatics, and she joins us this episode to talk about the work she does and the upcoming World Oceans Day event!
Education is so important for zoos, and we have some really incredible programs at Cameron Park Zoo! Meet Holley and join us as we chat about what fun things we have in store from our education team.
What does the Deputy Director of Cameron Park Zoo do? Or really, what don't they do. Duane joined the Cameron Park Zoo team in December as Deputy Director, and joins our hosts in chatting about his work, what he loves about the zoo, and a fun new job he has for the future.
Meet Ashlea! She is a member of our Guest Services team, and vital to a guest's day at Cameron Park Zoo. Join us as we chat about what Guest Services does in a day, as well as some new changes, and what Spring Break looks like at the zoo.
Let's learn about snakes! Do you know what to do when you encounter a snake? What about the difference between poison and venom? In this episode we are joined by Gordon, our Reptiles and Amphibians Animal Care Supervisor to learn a lot of really interesting information, and about the night hikes that occur during the month of April at the Waco Wetlands.
Senior keepers are new to Cameron Park Zoo! In December, 2022 a senior keeper was promoted in each of the animal departments; mammals, birds, herps and aquatics. In this episode you can meet the 2 Senior Keepers of Mammals - Emily and Emily :)
We don't know about you, but we have definitely heard a lot of animal myths that aren't true. In this episode our hosts have a fun time talking about just some of the debunked myths that we all commonly hear and were taught.
Rhinos are such an incredible animal, and so much fun to work with and learn about. Join us on this episode as we introduce zookeeper Morgan, and chat with her about giant grey unicorns ;)
What does a vet tech at a zoo do? Or a better question, what don't they do? Join our vet tech, Amanda, in our episode talking about her tasks, new projects, and the Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians (AZVT) conference she attended.
Zookeepers work 365 days a year! On holidays the day is a little different, but still really interesting for the keepers and animals.
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