Monthly Archives: September 2014
Dallas Zoo becomes a smoking-free park

We’re clearing the air in the Dallas Zoo. To eliminate secondhand smoke exposure for our guests, animals and staff, we will become a smoke-free park beginning Oct. 1, 2014.



Goatscaping: Eating away a poison ivy nuisance

The guests are gone, the zoo is quiet – now it’s time to get to work. One by one, eight goats make their way into the 19,000-square-foot chimpanzee habitat.



Root Balls: An elephant delicacy

Recently, the “Golden Girls” discovered a new treat. Temple Emanu-El, a reform Jewish synagogue in Dallas, donated nine massive red oak root balls to us after they were excavated from a building project at the temple.



Science Day to prove science is cool

Come discover the world of science with Zoo and Aquarium educators, local teachers, and community partners at ExxonMobil Science Day Saturday, Sept. 27.



Zoo is forever home to bobcat Rufus

It’s a story that hasn’t been told in more than 13 years. (If you know it, here’s an update; if you don’t, you can share this little piece of history with your family and friends.) Bobcat Rufus had a long journey to get here — one that saved his life and gave him a forever home.



Special donor makes unforgettable contributions

We’ve been part of her life — and her budget — since 1989, when Carrollton resident Linda Balkey made her first donation to the Dallas Zoo. And it didn’t stop there! Since 1995, Balkey has donated $25 every single month, and it’s a handwritten check every time.



EVENTS MANAGER

The Events Manager will lead/coordinate all event planning, coordination and logistics for the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Events Manager will work closely with volunteers and will be designated to focus on either donor/member/fundraising or public events.



BIRD SUPERVISOR

Assists curator in the day-to-day operation of the bird department. Oversees the daily operation of the bird staff and collection. Assists curator with scheduling, training and supervision of staff, developing performance plans and giving appraisals, avian husbandry, artificial incubation, hand-raising of neonates, bird transfers and overall supervision of the bird department on a day to day basis. Insures a high level of care for a variety of exotic, native and domestic birds including, but not limited to, enclosure maintenance, diet preparation, pest control and reproductive management in compliance with industry standards.



ANIMAL KEEPER II (TIGER/OTTER/PRIMATE)

Provides all aspects of animal care for species in area. Serves as a project team leader and provides training/guidance for new staff and volunteers. Participates in operant conditioning programs, exhibit maintenance and improvements. Prepares and conducts educational presentations for visitors.



ANIMAL KEEPER I – BIRDS

Performs complete animal care work which includes food preparation, pest control, exhibit maintenance, feeding and cleaning exhibits for a variety of animals to ensure proper care and safety of animals.




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