Paws Your Day

Welcome to Paws Your Day: Chronicles of Cameron Park Zoo. Cameron Park Zoo is an award winning and AZA accredited zoo in Waco, TX. On these episodes our hosts introduce you to the zoo, all of the details that go into it, and some fun interviews with guests. So join us and Paws Your Day!

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Thursday Nov 23, 2023

We have the pleasure of having a training expert come to Cameron Park Zoo to give a presentation at the Orangutan SSP Husbandry Workshop, as well as work one-on-one with our zookeepers.  Tune in for this great chat about how important training is and why Rick's help is so beneficial 

Sunday Nov 05, 2023

Join us as we chat with Zookeeper Kasey about what it's like to care for our 2 Black Bears here at Cameron Park Zoo, and even learn some safety tips for your next camping trip.

Thursday Nov 02, 2023

Mental health is just as large of a factor in a zookeeper's day as animal care is.  
Zookeeping is a glorious career, full of very passionate people but that passion does sometimes mean that mental health can take a backseat.  GRAZE (Growing Resiliency for Aquarium and Zoo Employees) joins us on this episode to talk about the incredible work they do! 

Thursday Sep 21, 2023

Meet Manda, our zoo's general curator.  Manda has a long history at the zoo, and as general curator has some really big tasks including teaching Trinna different skills including animal transportations.  

Thursday Aug 24, 2023

As you can imagine, zoo animals are not always gentle to their habitats and night houses.  So, our incredible maintenance team at the zoo works really hard to fix, build and improve our grounds and animal areas.  Meet Gary in this pocast as we chat about his work here at the zoo.**Warning, there is one moment where there is loud static from the microphone about 1-2minutes in**

Thursday Aug 10, 2023

One of our hosts, Emily, was able to travel to Borneo to work with our zoo's conservation partner the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation.  She was able to work with their sunbears and orangutans at their facility.  Check out this episode to learn about the trip! 

Thursday Jul 27, 2023

National Zookeeper Week!! 
This is a fun week to celebrate the field, and at Cameron Park Zoo we celebrate all of our staff, because it takes a village!  Join us as we chat with zookeeper Lindsey about the history of the week and different celebrations we have had in the past.

Thursday Jul 13, 2023

Have you ever wondered what interns at Cameron Park Zoo do?  Meet Ryan, one of our summer interns, and explore what they do and why an internship is so valuable for gaining experience in the field. 

Thursday Jun 15, 2023

GIRAFFES! Enough said!
Meet Zookeeper Brittany as we talk all things giraffe!  And we get to chat about what it takes to move a giraffe to a new zoo, and how to prepare for a baby.

Thursday Jun 01, 2023

Zoos must be prepared for all scenarios, and we are so fortunate to have Waco Police train with our staff and our weapons team.  Check out this interview with Officer Z, as we talk about the importance and what training looks like.  


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