We are a chapter of the American Association of
Zoo Keepers. This is a non-profit volunteer organization made up of
professional zoo keepers and other interested persons dedicated to
professional animal care and conservation.
Our chapter is made up of zoo keepers from the
Cape May County Zoo. We put on events to raise money to provide
enrichment items for our animals (like the toys you see in their
exhibits) and to give donations to other organizations that are
important in animal conservation.
AAZK's purpose is to foster a professional
attitude in animal keepers and aquarists by encouraging them to become
active members of professional teams at today's zoos and aquariums. AAZK
supports the promotion and implementation of zookeeper education and
strives to make the general public aware of our concern for all
deserving conservation projects and the need for the preservation of our
natural resources and the species that depend on those resources.
DONATIONS - ANIMAL ENRICHMENT
Most of our animals love toys! This includes items like balls, forage feeders, swings, bird toys and more! Check out our Amazon wish list (link below) to find out what kinds of toys we're looking for!
A lot of animals, especially cats, love different scents. These scents include perfume and spices bought at your local grocery, department store or found around your house.
Other enrichment includes brushes (for those bad hair days), reptile houses and plants, hammocks, and stuffed animals (to keep our animals company).