The Florida International Teaching Zoo,( 501-C-3 Not for Profit corporation) has a twenty year history of educating professional zoo animal caregivers. Graduates are employed in AZA/ ZAA zoos, wildlife and higher educational institutions.
The Teaching Zoo nightly lectures cover subjects ranging from husbandry,taxonomy, veterinary medicine,public speaking, nutrition, reproduction,and exhibit design among others. Classes are taught by animal professionals.
Zoo students spend their lab days working cleaning,feeding, building exhibits, and enriching the animal's lives.
The Florida Teaching animals include tigers, crocodiles, snakes, colobus monkeys, african porcupines, hyenas, amherst pheasants, and owl monkeys, specializing in captive reproduction of jaguars, ne'ne' (Hawiian) geese, and the largest group of African Patas monkeys in The Americas.
Some photos of past students and animals dating back to the 90's