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CHILDREN’S ZOO SPECIALIST I (FULL-TIME)

Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo is focused on developing empathy for nature and wildlife through interactive programming for children and families. The area’s programming is delivered throughout the day requiring extensive contact with guests. Children’s Zoo Specialists are both interpreters and animal care specialists. This position is responsible for the animal husbandry and care of domestic and exotic animals used for programming, contact and exhibit. Children’s Zoo Specialists develop and deliver interpretive presentations and activities for contact yards, interactive aviary, nature-based play and learning facilities as well as deliver keeper chats. This position also assists in mentoring the area’s youth volunteers and interns.



IT’S A BOY! Dallas Zoo welcomes a (really) long-legged baby

The Dallas Zoo has welcomed a leggy, 6-foot-tall baby giraffe, born Sunday to first-time mother Chrystal. The energetic male calf weighs about 120 pounds and appears to be healthy.



IT’S A BOY! Meet our new long-legged baby

The Dallas Zoo has welcomed a leggy, 6-foot-tall baby giraffe, born Sunday to first-time mother Chrystal. The energetic male calf weighs about 120 pounds and appears to be healthy.



GRANT WRITER ASSOCIATE

Under the direction of the Director of Development, the Grant Writer Associate conducts research, prepares grant proposals and reports and maintains a grant database. The Grant Writer Associate works with the Development Team to ensure that fundraising goals are achieved.



ADVANCEMENT SERVICES DATABASE ASSISTANT

As one of the resident experts in Raiser’s Edge for the Dallas Zoo, the Database Assistant position is responsible for the day-to-day input of data into Raiser’s Edge, as well as the execution of queries.



REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS for DESIGN-BUILD SERVICES: RFP No. 390-0115

Dallas Zoo Management, Inc. (DZM) is seeking Design-Build Services for new facilities, facility renovations, site work improvements, utility installation and upgrades, and other miscellaneous projects at the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. DZM will review and select a Design-Build Contractor (DBC) based on qualified RFP proposals submitted in compliance with this solicitation. Upon evaluation, DZM will select the contractor or contractors that meet the qualifications and provide the best value to DZM.



VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

The Volunteer Coordinator assists the Director of Volunteer Services in all aspects of volunteer program administration for the Dallas Zoo and the Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park.



Stormy Weather

That was quite a storm that blew through Dallas Thursday afternoon. Your Dallas Zoo will have a delayed opening of 11 a.m. Friday morning and will be offering $5 admission all day. Some areas of the zoo, like the Wilds of Africa Plaza, may be closed while we continue the debris cleanup. We’ll get your Zoo back to normal as quickly as possible.



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.




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