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Raisin Funds with Grazin’ for Rhinos

Raise money for rhinos in the wild! Featuring our beloved Big Mike the White rhino (art by JZKeeper Taylor), the Grazin’ for Rhinos tee is our contribution to the national campaign for AAZK Bowlin’ for Rhinos! Each shirt costs $15, with all proceeds donated to the conservation organizations working directly with saving rhinos around the world. Click here to buy your shirt!

All-Natural Animal Prints

Using natural paper and mud, the JZKeepers have created framed hoof and skin prints from the exhibits of the giraffe, tiger, bear, and other animals. Funds from the sale of this prints will go towards purchasing new enrichment items for exhibits that need them. Click here to buy your art!

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JZKeeper Notes

The Twelve Days of JZKeepers’ Christmas

We’ve once again put together twelve clips that explain a little more of what we do every day, all the while getting ready for the holidays AND preparing for very cold temperatures. You can watch the videos on our Facebook page, our Instagram page, or our TikTok. Thank you so much for keeping up with…

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As the temperature rises, so does the level of GREEN in and around the animal exhibits. We often receive or overhear comments from guests regarding the “unmanicured” look of the park, or “overgrown” foliage. They don’t make the connection that wild environments and the front lawns of neighborhoods are not really supposed to look the…

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What We Do at the Jackson Zoo

BEING A JZKEEPER As professional animal care staff, it is our job to make sure the animals at the zoo are taken care of in every way. Being a zookeeper is much more than regular feeding and exhibit cleaning. We observe and record all behaviors and interactions between our animals, ourselves and other animals and…

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