Congratulations to Charley, one of Trevor Zoo’s long-tailed chinchillas. On June 25, she gave birth to two male babies. Waffles is their father. Trevor Zoo is in Millbrook, NY. The Trevor Zoo is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited facility which provides Millbrook students a unique opportunity to work directly with wildlife. The zoo has a collection of more than 180 individual animals representing 80 species, ten of which are endangered, and participates in numerous Species Survival Plan (SSP) programs. Zoo community service students (zooies) are assigned to teams where they rotate through the zoo during the year to get a broad-based view of the zoo in its entirety. This encourages students to have a variety of experiences in animal husbandry, diet preparation, and veterinary medicine. Students who show exemplary work and passion are selected to be leaders, called student curators, and assist in training and working with their peers. Student curators and zooies assist zoo staff with all levels of caring for the animals at the Trevor Zoo. This is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity and can be an extremely rewarding experience.
Autor Andrew Bleiman