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Meet a Keeper: Sandi Shoemaker

How long have you worked at the Memphis Zoo? 14 years     What is your educational background? Bachelor of Science at Oklahoma Christian University      What interested you to pursue your current career path? As a child, I used to watch Joan Embery bring baby animals on The Tonight Show . I just assumed she lived with all of those animals and wanted to be her.         Briefly describe what your typical... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Meet a Keeper: Emily Burford

How long have you worked at the Memphis Zoo?  1.5yrs  What is your educational background?  Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology and Neuroscience minor from Rhodes College, studied behavioral neurobiology research and published paper A ggression and Sex-induced Neural Activity across Vasotocin Populations in the Brown Anole , studied developmental neurobiology as relates to cerebellar granule cell migration in juvenile mice at St Jude Children's Research... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Meet a Keeper: Bryan Summerford

How long have you worked at the Memphis Zoo? I have worked at the Zoo since November of 2005.  I started at the Zoo as a nutrition technician and a part time keeper in the hospital.      What is your educational background?    My college background is in biology.  I also volunteered in a community service project at a zoo in Thailand.  I learned a lot in that experience.  I also volunteered as a docent at the Memphis Zoo... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Meet a Keeper: Travis Caskey

How long have you worked at the Memphis Zoo?              I have been at the Memphis zoo for 6 years.     What is your educational background?              I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology.     What interested you to pursue your current career path?             I have always enjoyed... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Meet a Keeper: Amy Misner

How long have you worked at the Memphis Zoo? Six months    What is your educational background? I attended Southern Illinois University- Carbondale and received a Bachelors of Art in Zoology with a minor in Psychology.    What interested you to pursue your current career path? I have a passion for the natural world. I have been concerned with the decline of wild populations from a young age. A career as a zookeeper offers a unique opportunity in... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, July 21, 2014