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INTERPRETIVE ANIMAL SPECIALIST I (PART-TIME)

This position is responsible for training and presenting wildlife programming in the Wilds of Africa and Savanna regions of the zoo, including the Wild Encounters Stage, Simmons Safari Base Camp, and the zoo’s Monorail Train. It also serves as an animal resource for various zoo activities, including the Education Department’s programs and special event functions. This job encourages and facilitates a strong team, work ethic and positive attitude in the work environment at all times. The Interpretive Specialist I will work with a team of trainers to ensure that animals are utilized safely and appropriately to provide fun and engaging wildlife presentations that convey the Dallas Zoo’s Mission of Conserving Wildlife and Inspiring a Passion for Nature.



ANIMAL KEEPER II – ELEPHANTS

Provides all aspects of animal care for species in the area. Participates in operant conditioning training and husbandry programs, animal enrichment, and exhibit maintenance and improvements. Prepares and conducts educational presentation and tours for zoo guests. Leads projects as assigned and provides training guidance to
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DALLAS ZOO NAMES McGILL VICE PRESIDENT OF CONSERVATION & EDUCATION

Patricia McGill, Ph.D. has been appointed vice president of conservation & education for Dallas Zoo Management (DZM). A seasoned biologist, McGill brings more than three decades of zoological experience to this newly created position.



ZOO TUNES CONCERT FEATURING SATISFACTION

The Dallas Zoo hosts its second Zoo Tunes Concert, produced in partnership with Kessler Entertainment Group, on Friday, September 14. Guests can enjoy live music, animal exhibits, food trucks, and much more.



Dallas Zoo Mourns Loss of Oldest Elephant

Stumpy the Elephant was the matriarch of the Giants of the Savanna Dallas, Texas (April 13, 2012) – The Dallas Zoo today sadly announced the passing of Zoo resident Stumpy, an African elephant.  Stumpy was 47 and believed to be …



THE DALLAS ZOO AND THE TEXAS RANGERS TEAM UP TO PRESENT THE 4TH ANNUAL WILDLIFE EDUCATION DAY AT THE BALLPARK AT ARLINGTON

WHAT: The Dallas Zoo’s Animal Adventures team presents Wildlife Education Day with the Texas Rangers at the Ballpark at Arlington



Dallas Zoo Celebrates Earth Day Times Two

DALLAS – April 5, 2012 – The Dallas Zoo celebrates Earth Day by hosting a Party for the Planet on Saturday, April 21 from noon – 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 22 from 1 – 5 p.m. This annual event …



The Dallas Zoo Is All About the Koala Walkabout for Spring Break

DALLAS — There is something new “out back” in ZooNorth – koalas, lorikeets, and kookaburras. These Australian animals will be the stars of the new Koala Walkabout, presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Located next to the kangaroo, wallaby, and emu habitat …



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