Dallas Zoo AAZK Chapter

Dallas Zoo AAZK Chapter The American Association of Zoo Keepers, Dallas Zoo Chapter. A chapter of the American Association of Keepers (AAZK). AAZK is a non-profit organization dedicated to professional animal care.

AAZK also acts as a resource for keepers and other animal care and zoo professionals to find information about education, animal care, conservation, enrichment and training.

2020 officers:
President: Sara Bjerklie
Vice President: Erin Crocker
Secretary: Ryanne Hanley
Treasurer: Alex Gilly
Liaison: Lyndsey Jones

Operating as usual

09/19/2021
Don't forget to buy your Sailing for Polar Bears tickets! We have a limited number and they must be purchased ahead of t...
09/15/2021

Don't forget to buy your Sailing for Polar Bears tickets! We have a limited number and they must be purchased ahead of time. We can't wait to have you all back for this event!

The below picture has a typo.

****The event is from 5:30pm-9:30pm****

Tickets may be purchased until 11:59pm Wednesday September 22, 2021.

More info and tickets can be purchased from our website:
https://www.dallasaazk.org/sailing-for-polar-bears.html

Don't forget to buy your Sailing for Polar Bears tickets! We have a limited number and they must be purchased ahead of time. We can't wait to have you all back for this event!

The below picture has a typo.

****The event is from 5:30pm-9:30pm****

Tickets may be purchased until 11:59pm Wednesday September 22, 2021.

More info and tickets can be purchased from our website:
https://www.dallasaazk.org/sailing-for-polar-bears.html

We are still in search of items for our silent auction at Sailing for Polar Bears. If you have a unique item or make coo...
09/13/2021
Sailing for Polar Bears

We are still in search of items for our silent auction at Sailing for Polar Bears. If you have a unique item or make cool crafty stuff that you'd like to donate, please email us! [email protected]

And don't forget to buy your tickets for the event on our webpage. www.dallasaazk.org/sailing-for-polar-bears.html

Sailing for Polar Bears is a unique event that allows participants to sail around the beautiful White Rock Lake while helping to plant trees in major deforestation areas to combat climate change. Our...

The news you all have been waiting for.....our Sailing event is on! This year we're doing something a little different. ...
08/26/2021

The news you all have been waiting for.....our Sailing event is on! This year we're doing something a little different. Instead of Sailing for Rhinos, we are Sailing for Polar Bears! Sailing for Polar Bears will raise funds for AAZK's conservation program called Trees for You and Me which is in partnership with Polar Bears International.

So mark your calendars for Thursday, September 23, 2021! More details on the event to come!

The news you all have been waiting for.....our Sailing event is on! This year we're doing something a little different. Instead of Sailing for Rhinos, we are Sailing for Polar Bears! Sailing for Polar Bears will raise funds for AAZK's conservation program called Trees for You and Me which is in partnership with Polar Bears International.

So mark your calendars for Thursday, September 23, 2021! More details on the event to come!

We had a fun time celebrating all the amazing keepers at the Dallas Zoo today! AAZK hosted a potluck and pie contest tod...
07/21/2021

We had a fun time celebrating all the amazing keepers at the Dallas Zoo today! AAZK hosted a potluck and pie contest today for National Zookeeper Week and it was great to take a break, sit back, and enjoy the time together. Did I forget to mention that the winner of the pie contest got to pie the AAZK board members?! Our winner wasn't present, but our runner-up did a tremendous job! If we get 25 reactions on this post I will post videos of the board members getting pied in the face!

Timeline Photos
07/17/2021

Timeline Photos

How would you like to get yourself some awesome TFYM swag? We have a shirt that will be available from July 15, 2021-August 4, 2021; follow the link below to check out this amazing shirt and help raise funds for the 2021 TFYM grant. Thanks for your continued support of the TFYM program!! #AAZKTFYM

https://www.bonfire.com/aazk-trees-for-you-and-me-tfym-fundraiser2020/

I know we have some AMAZING zoologists that deserve this title!
07/03/2021

I know we have some AMAZING zoologists that deserve this title!

06/22/2021

For those looking for a job opportunity in the area this one has just been passed on to us! Natural Encounters Inc is looking for some help at the bird show during the state fair run. It is a temporary full-time position that runs from Sept. 1-Oct. 1, 2021. If there are any questions or need an application, people can email Chris Jenkins at [email protected].

06/08/2021
Ashley Briddell had the winning picture! Thanks to everyone who posted! 😄
05/25/2021

Ashley Briddell had the winning picture! Thanks to everyone who posted! 😄

Ashley Briddell had the winning picture! Thanks to everyone who posted! 😄

05/18/2021

Do you take awesome pictures of Our Dallas Zoo animals? Comment the picture below. The picture with the most likes by Tuesday May 25 will be made the new cover photo! Excited to see the cute pictures!!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Scavenger Hunt. Our winners are........
04/10/2021

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Scavenger Hunt. Our winners are........

Thank you to everyone that participated in our Scavenger Hunt. We hope you enjoyed learning more about the zoo and the a...
04/05/2021

Thank you to everyone that participated in our Scavenger Hunt. We hope you enjoyed learning more about the zoo and the amazing people that work here.

We will be announcing the winners by the end of this week. We hope you enjoy some of the entries we got!

Marked off number 16 on the scavenger hunt today. Introduced myself to a staff member In each animal section I didn’t kn...
04/01/2021

Marked off number 16 on the scavenger hunt today. Introduced myself to a staff member In each animal section I didn’t know before.

How is your scavenger hunt list coming?

We hope you’re having fun with it!

Marked off number 16 on the scavenger hunt today. Introduced myself to a staff member In each animal section I didn’t know before.

How is your scavenger hunt list coming?

We hope you’re having fun with it!

Happy Suberb Owl Sunday from some of our superb owls at the Dallas Zoo! Drop some pictures of some of your favorite supe...
02/08/2021

Happy Suberb Owl Sunday from some of our superb owls at the Dallas Zoo! Drop some pictures of some of your favorite superb owls in the comments!

Anyone else miss the days when you were a kid at school and would bring everyone in your class a Valentine's? Well we're...
02/07/2021

Anyone else miss the days when you were a kid at school and would bring everyone in your class a Valentine's? Well we're adults now which means we add candy! That's right, this is your last week to order a candygram!

Dallas AAZK Candygrams:
Individual $2
Group $8
Animal Pun Cards $1
(can be added to a candygram physically or sent virtually via email/text)

Virtual messages and payments are due by Monday, February 8th.

Anyone else miss the days when you were a kid at school and would bring everyone in your class a Valentine's? Well we're adults now which means we add candy! That's right, this is your last week to order a candygram!

Dallas AAZK Candygrams:
Individual $2
Group $8
Animal Pun Cards $1
(can be added to a candygram physically or sent virtually via email/text)

Virtual messages and payments are due by Monday, February 8th.

We want to hear from you!! We would love for you all to fill out this survey to give us ideas and insights in to what y'...
02/04/2021
AAZK

We want to hear from you!! We would love for you all to fill out this survey to give us ideas and insights in to what y'all are looking/hoping for!

Disclaimer: Events mentioned are not guaranteed, we may, or may not, be able to do them this year or in the future.

https://www.survio.com/survey/d/M2I2M6F5C6X4K4P0B

Dear Sir / Madam, thank you for visiting us. By filling out this 5-10 minute survey, you will help us obtain the very best results.

12 minutes!! Pick your mug and warm up the water!!!
01/15/2021

12 minutes!! Pick your mug and warm up the water!!!

12 minutes!! Pick your mug and warm up the water!!!

Interested in joining the Dallas Zoo team?You can view a list of all job openings by logging in to your Jobvite account ...
01/07/2021

Interested in joining the Dallas Zoo team?

You can view a list of all job openings by logging in to your Jobvite account at https://app.jobvite.com/login/login.html?role=js
In addition, if you are interested in receiving an alert from Jobvite when a new position opens please see the attached pictures for directions on how to set up your alert preferences.

Deadline extension: today is the last day to submit photos of you adorable animals in holiday gear or theme. Just rememb...
12/27/2020

Deadline extension: today is the last day to submit photos of you adorable animals in holiday gear or theme. Just remember no zoo animals and plants are pets too!!! Message [email protected] or this page! Free event with potential prize opportunity!!!

Deadline extension: today is the last day to submit photos of you adorable animals in holiday gear or theme. Just remember no zoo animals and plants are pets too!!! Message [email protected] or this page! Free event with potential prize opportunity!!!

This holiday season we are doing a FREE virtual holiday photo contest.Rules and Information1. It's free!!!! 2. No humans...
12/19/2020

This holiday season we are doing a FREE virtual holiday photo contest.

Rules and Information
1. It's free!!!!
2. No humans by themselves but humans can be in the picture with pets if you want
3. By pets we mean dogs, cats, plants, pet rocks, birds, that squirrel that won't leave your yard, that furby you still have from when you were a kid, get creative
4. What about zoo animals? Good question, and unfortunately no zoo animals
5. Prize, of course, winner gets some painted glasses by the amazing Erin C.

Important Dates
Now- Dec. 26 = Message this page your photo or email it to yours truly. please include your name and department so we can find you later if you win. ([email protected]).

Dec 26 - New Years Eve = I will make an album and you get to vote

New Years Day - winner is announced

This holiday season we are doing a FREE virtual holiday photo contest.

Rules and Information
1. It's free!!!!
2. No humans by themselves but humans can be in the picture with pets if you want
3. By pets we mean dogs, cats, plants, pet rocks, birds, that squirrel that won't leave your yard, that furby you still have from when you were a kid, get creative
4. What about zoo animals? Good question, and unfortunately no zoo animals
5. Prize, of course, winner gets some painted glasses by the amazing Erin C.

Important Dates
Now- Dec. 26 = Message this page your photo or email it to yours truly. please include your name and department so we can find you later if you win. ([email protected]).

Dec 26 - New Years Eve = I will make an album and you get to vote

New Years Day - winner is announced

Get hyped!!! FREE holiday contest being announced tonight on this page. Details at 7:30pm!!!!
12/18/2020

Get hyped!!! FREE holiday contest being announced tonight on this page. Details at 7:30pm!!!!

Get hyped!!! FREE holiday contest being announced tonight on this page. Details at 7:30pm!!!!

I have been getting penguin themed holiday decorations since i was a kid. Do you have any favorite animal themed holiday...
12/07/2020

I have been getting penguin themed holiday decorations since i was a kid. Do you have any favorite animal themed holiday decor? -Lyndsey

I have been getting penguin themed holiday decorations since i was a kid. Do you have any favorite animal themed holiday decor? -Lyndsey

Look at this wonderful art. Thankful for all of the zookeepers, staff, volunteers, and animals.
11/28/2020

Look at this wonderful art. Thankful for all of the zookeepers, staff, volunteers, and animals.

11/24/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Don't forget, our meeting is tonight at 7 PM. Use the link below to join!!

Topic: November AAZK Meeting
Time: Nov 23, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82755482410?pwd=WFFjVHc5TUJkSUMxSW5MZ25KNHdBdz09

Meeting ID: 827 5548 2410
Passcode: 6pa7gZ

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And our winner is......Ann Knutson with her Raccoon!!!
11/01/2020

And our winner is......

Ann Knutson with her Raccoon!!!

Edit: alright that's it!!! Pencils down lol we have a winner!!!It's voting time!!! Look at all these awesome pumpkins!! ...
10/29/2020

Edit: alright that's it!!! Pencils down lol we have a winner!!!

It's voting time!!! Look at all these awesome pumpkins!! Like or love your favorite picture. I know it's hard but please only pick one. On Halloween (Saturday) whichever photo has the most votes at 12 PM CST wins!!! Don't forget to like our page as well!!

10/28/2020

Don't forget!! Entry fees and pumpkin pics are due tonight (Wednesday). Winner will be announced on Halloween!!!

American Association of Zoo Keepers
10/26/2020

American Association of Zoo Keepers

Enter for a chance to win AAZK swag- just post a picture of your animal costume in the comments of the appropriate category of: 1) Mammals 2) Birds & Reptiles 3) All Other Animals (too many taxa to list!) Winners announced Oct 31st and will be contacted for prize details.
We all know voting is important so don’t forget to like your favorite costumes in each category too!

Voting ends October 30th at 8pm PST

Orangutan SSP
10/17/2020

Orangutan SSP

We know that there are many factors to consider when purchasing products. Because it’s a lesser-known issue, we have chosen to focus on raising awareness of the issues surrounding the use of palm oil, and its harmful effects on wildlife when it’s produced unsustainably. By adding this knowledge to the conversation, we hope consumers can take all of their passions into account when making buying choices.

Make sure to thank your vet techs this week!! Thank you to all of ours!!
10/16/2020

Make sure to thank your vet techs this week!! Thank you to all of ours!!

10/14/2020
Fort Worth AAZK Chapter

Go check out Fort Worth AAZK's page!! Let's give them some love!! They also have some fun events coming up to help support Bowling for Rhinos.

https://www.facebook.com/FortWorthAAZK/?ti=as

The Fort Worth AAZK Chapter will be committed to expanding our keeper's professional development as well as foster the general publics knowledge of, and support for, conservation efforts for wild animals and their environments.

Don't forget to enter our pumpkin art contest!!! Pumpkins can be carved, painted, bejeweled, whatever your heart desires...
10/11/2020

Don't forget to enter our pumpkin art contest!!! Pumpkins can be carved, painted, bejeweled, whatever your heart desires. There is a $5 entry fee and winner gets to choose what conservation effort the money goes to, as well as, a custom pair of painted glasses!!

Contact [email protected] to enter!

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650 S R L Thornton Fwy
Dallas, TX
75203

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Our main fundraiser goal is to raise money for conservation efforts for Rhinos in Kenya and Indonesia. We also raise money for other conservation efforts, support professional development opportunities and help build communication about animal care and conservation.

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Don't forget to stop by The Local Oak this weekend for some food and drinks! Dallas AAZK Chapter and the Behavior and Enrichment Committee are selling lots of fun holiday gifts.
Good luck at your Sailing for Rhinos event this evening! Our Bowling for Rhinos fundraiser is tonight as well and we hope you have a good turn out! :) - from all of us at Red River AAZK