”Come celebrate Zookeeper Week with us at Sequoia Park Zoo” said Amanda Auston of the Redwood Coast Chapter of the AAZK. “We will have keeper talks, special treats for the animals and behind the scenes tours all week. Learn what enrichment is and why we use it daily at the zoo, watch training sessions with the Gibbons and red pandas, and discover the important role keepers play in wildlife education and conservation.”
Created by the AAZK in 1967, National Zookeeper Week is celebrated each year beginning on the third Sunday in July. During the week, zoos and other certified animal care and conservation organizations nationwide honor animal care professionals and the work they do.
For more information about Zookeeper Week activities, please go to the zoo’s website at www.sequoiaparkzoo.net.
Sequoia Park Zoo connects the community with animals to inspire wonder, understanding and conservation of wildlife and the natural world. Established in 1907, Sequoia Park Zoo is the oldest zoo in California and one of the smallest accredited zoos in the country. Sequoia Park Zoo is located at 3414 W St. in Eureka.
About the AAZK
The American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) is a non-profit volunteer organization made up of professional zookeepers and other interested persons dedicated to professional animal care and conservation. The mission of AAZK is to advance excellence in the zookeeping profession, foster effective communication beneficial to animal care, support deserving conservation projects, and promote the preservation of our natural resources and animal life. For more information, visit www.aazk.org.
The Redwood Coast Chapter of the AAZK was formed in January 2012 by employees and volunteers of Sequoia Park Zoo. The Redwood Coast Chapter’s mission is to support conservation, encourage environmental stewardship, and enhance animal care through enrichment and professional development.