Paige is a zookeeper at BPZ in the Bird and Reptile department. She is pictured with Quinn the Aldabra Tortoise. The zookeepers get to see the animals everyday. They learn their personalities and form close bonds with them. Thanks for your passion and dedication, Paige. #NationalZookeeperWeek
Meet Kaylee, a zookeeper in the zoo's Education Department. A big part of a zookeeper's job is educating guests about animals and conservation. Thanks for all you do Kaylee and happy #NationalZookeeperWeek!
Who's birthday is it? Help us wish a happy birthday to Tilly, the prehensile tailed porcupine! Tilly is a member of the education department and celebrated her fourth birthday with some fun enrichment and treats. #happybirthday#rodentsrule#porcupine#blankparkzoo
Meet Chula, the king vulture. King vultures are scavengers and play an important role in the forest ecosystems of Mexico, Central, and South America. Did you know these vultures don't get their beautiful adult colors until they four or more years old? #kingvulture#scavengers#blankparkzoo
These are endangered African penguins. They could go extinct because they don't have what they need to build safe homes in South Africa anymore. You can help though! Support the Association of Zoos & Aquariums' #InvestInTheNest project on Kickstarter to build artificial nests for the endangered birds. #penguins#penguinsrule#savingspecies#aza