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National Zookeeper Week at Capron Park Zoo, Attleboro

National Zookeeper Week at the Capron Park Zoo


The Capron Park Zoo in Attleboro, Massachusetts, showed their appreciation to their Zoo Keepers on National Zoo Keeper Week, July 19th - 25th, by highlighting
a keeper every day on their facebook page.  They debuted their Armadillo's new name also!

Meet Alayna!


Alayna began at the zoo March 2014. A Seekonk native, Alayna studied Zoo Keeping Technology at the Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs. She also works as our Vet assistant and pursuing her technician certification through Penn Foster. "I love coming to the zoo everyday and making sure the animals are as healthy and happy as possible". Her favorite animals here are our Fennec Fox and Kangaroo, Oliver. Alayna is more than happy to answer your questions- the next time you see her, give her a wave!

Meet Siobhan!

A San Francisco native, Siobhan has been with Capron Park since January, 2013. Since 1995, she has worked at the San Francisco Zoo, San Diego Zoo, Zoo New England and volunteered at the Oakland Zoo, but she considers Capron Park home. "I'm walking distance from Cumby's and can hear the Lemurs from my living room. Can't beat that". 
Siobhan is also one of the zoo's Facebook admins. "We (zoo keepers) forget that the general public doesn't always get to see what's everyday life for us. I'm happy to share that with them". You'll be sure to see her on our Lemur islands, as they are her favorite critters.

Meet Meghan!

A Norwood native, Meghan began her career at the Capron Park Zoo Sept. 2012, after being away from home for 10 years. She studied Zoology at the Southern Illinois University and accepted her first Zoo Keeping position after graduation at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center. There, she cared for over 200 big cats and where her passion began. In 2007 she accepted a position at the Birmingham Zoo working with African Lions, Sea Lions and "where she loved training and inspiring zoo visitors. " 
She has now brought her skills to Capron, where she works with Lacey, our Amur Leopard daily.

Meet Casey!


A North Attleboro native, Casey has been visiting the zoo since she was a little girl. She discovered her true love for animals after a high school project. 
In 2010, Casey graduated from the University of Connecticut with her BA in Animal Science. She accepted a position at the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Texas working with Bears and Big Cats. She moved back home to then take two internship positions at Capron Park to recently celebrating her 3rd anniversary, as a Zoo Keeper. Casey can be seen working our Bear & Lion routine, with Commando the Alpaca and Kaela the Lioness being her favorite critters! Casey also assists with the Zoo's enrichment program; "I like to watch the animals be interactive and reinforce their natural behaviors with something I've created. "

Meet Cricket, the Armadillo!


The Armadillo picked out her new name this morning (July 24th)! The keepers looked over all of the name suggestions and picked their 3 favorites! Boxes were made and bowls with insects were placed underneath- it was a close call for Talulah and Panzer but she liked Cricket!
Have you visited our new Giant Hairy Armadillo exhibit? Our girl can be found in the Nocturnal building! These armadillos are found in the grasslands of South America and love worms, grubs, small animals for food.  ~Capron Park Zoo

That's all folks!

That's all folks!  You can meet all these great zoo keepers at the Capron Park Zoo in Attleboro! Check out their website to learn more!  http://www.capronparkzoo.com/
 
National Zookeeper Week 7/17-23, 2016

National Zoo Keeper Week is celebrated the 3rd week of every July.  Click to learn more...





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