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The Membership Representative position serves as the primary point of contact for membership starting with the point of sale.


This position is responsible for the creative and strategic direction of the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo and will plan and direct the management of all Children’s Zoo guest and animal-related programs. Collaborate with and take direction from the strategic educational goals of the institution to guide the development of outcome-oriented programs and activities. Set long-range goals and standards for domestic and program animals to promote extraordinary guest experiences and a high degree of animal welfare. Work closely with taxon experts in managing non-domestic taxa exhibited in LFCZ. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Conservation & Education and manages a team of supervisors, coordinators and Children’s Zoo specialists.


This position is responsible for administration of department programs including processing and confirming program reservations, invoicing, accounts receivable, client and program database maintenance, verbal and written customer communication, daily and weekly reporting, post program surveys, and other duties as assigned.


The Membership Representative position serves as the primary point of contact for membership starting with the point of sale.


Keepers are responsible for all aspects of animal care for the area species, which include: tigers, lions, cheetahs, mountain lions, ocelots, bobcat, giant anteaters and Asian small-clawed otters. Keepers also provide educational experiences for guests through daily demonstrations and keeper talks. Keepers participate in operant conditioning programs, and perform exhibit maintenance and improvements.


The Marketing Specialist provides traffic and other support for the marketing program of the Dallas Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park and facilitates marketing initiatives, including deadline monitoring, promotion coordination, materials and advertising production and some copy development.


Provides daily husbandry and enrichment for hospitalized and quarantined animals. Maintains the hospital and quarantine buildings in a manner that exceeds USDA and AZA standards. Checks animals into quarantine. Acts as a veterinary assistant as necessary.

Public gets to name Dallas Zoo’s baby giraffe

The donor who paid $50,000 to name the Dallas Zoo’s baby giraffe is opening the choice up for a public vote! Starting today (Wednesday, Nov. 5), the zoo will launch a voting contest on its website (, where participants can select from three names chosen by the donor.


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.

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