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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

Meet a Keeper: Carolyn Horton

I originally started at the Memphis Zoo as a volunteer almost 34 years ago. I had been an x-ray technician before having my two kids. I did not want to go back into that field when my kids were ready to start to school. After talking to, then mammal curator, Chuck Brady and finding that I could work alongside of keepers, I eagerly started in the giraffe run. I went home filthy and sweaty but madly in love with the job! After a year of working in the giraffe area and the old children’s... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Monday, July 21, 2014

Meet a Keeper: Cori Piper

How long have you worked at the Memphis Zoo?     I’ve been here for about 4 ½ years.  What is your educational background?  I graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in Anthropology.  What interested you to pursue your current career path?  I’ve always loved animals; learning about them, going to zoos, having pets. I also love being in the kitchen and creating new recipes, so now I get to do it for animals!  ... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Sunday, July 20, 2014

Meet a Keeper: Dena Mendino

How long have you worked at the Memphis Zoo? 28 years and volunteered for 2 years. Before being hired by the city, I worked at the Memphis Animal Shelter for 2 years.    What is your educational background? High school and some college    What interested you to pursue your current career path? I had a love of animals, which we all do, so I volunteered in the bird department and I was hooked.           Briefly describe what... Read More
Posted by Zoo Info at Sunday, July 20, 2014