Celebrating Zoo Keeper Week


CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal)  It’s National Zookeeper Appreciation Week and the Zoo in Forest Park is celebrating!  Jennifer McGrath, Education Director for the zoo told us more.

Zoo Keeper Week
Now until Friday, July 18th
302 Sumner Ave, Springfield

Zoo Appreciation Events:
Every Day:
Decorate and sign the “thank you” card for the keepers.
Read the bios about each keeper on the information board.
See the “Keepers’ Picks” in Gift Shop!
Keeper talks each day, schedule posted below.

Tuesday – 12:00 Keeper talk with Nick at Lesser Anteater, by Outback sign.
Wednesday – 12:30 Keeper talk with Gina at Black and White Ruffed Lemur, at lemur enclosure.
Thursday – 12:00 Keeper talk with Emily at African White-Necked Raven enclosure, by Roaring River.
12:45 Keeper talk with Emily and Sarah at Raccoon enclosure, by the Outback sign.
Friday – 12:00 Keeper talk with Gina about parrots, beginning in front of the gift shop. Then a keeper talk with Gina at the Bush Baby enclosure, by the wolves.

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