Monthly Archives: June 2014
OUTREACH SPECIALIST

The Animal Outreach Department provides exciting animal programs to the community including local schools, churches, civic groups, and community events. It also serves as an animal resource for various Zoo activities, both on and off site, including Education Department programs, media appearances, and Special Event functions.



CHILDREN’S ZOO SPECIALIST III – ANIMAL PRESENTATIONS AND TRAINING

Children’s Zoo Specialists are both animal care specialists and educators responsible for an animal collection consisting of domestic and exotic animals for programming, contact and exhibit. Children’s Specialist are responsible for providing animal care, monitoring animal health, maintaining cleanliness of animal areas, providing enrichment, exhibit maintenance and improvements, and preparing and presenting engaging public education presentations for children and families. Children’s Zoo Specialists work in all areas of the Children Zoo which includes: the Farmyard, Underzone, Discovery House, Nature Exchange, and Birds Landing.

The focus of the Children’s Zoo SpecialistIII – Animal Presentations and Trainingwill beto assist Supervisor in the establishment, implementation, maintenance and oversight of animal operant conditioning training plans for all Children’s Zoo animals for the purposes of husbandry procedures, veterinary treatment and educational presentations. CZ Specialist III facilitates communication flow in department, leads work group on a daily basis in completing assigned duties and serves as the contact for the department in supervisor’s absence.



CHILDREN’S ZOO SPECIALIST I (FULL-TIME)

Children’s Zoo Specialists are both animal care specialists and educators responsible for an animal collection consisting of domestic and exotic animals for programming, contact and exhibit. Children’s Specialist are responsible for providing animal care, monitoring animal health, maintaining cleanliness of animal areas, providing enrichment, exhibit maintenance and improvements, and preparing and presenting engaging public education presentations for children and families. Children’s Zoo Specialists work in all areas of the Children Zoo which includes: the Farmyard, Underzone, Discovery House, Nature Exchange, and Birds Landing.



Dallas Zoo, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children team up to create program to help children with amputations

The Dallas Zoo and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) are joining forces this summer to collect data for a new treatment program for children who have lost a limb to injury or illness, such as cancer.



Dallas Zoo’s Safari Nights concerts offer 8 weeks of live music under the Texas stars and side-by-side with furry friends

Saturday nights will sizzle again this summer at the Dallas Zoo, where the free Safari Nights evening concert series, presented in partnership with TXU Energy.