Nestled within Moorpark College lies a remarkable blend of educational fervor and a love for wildlife. America’s Teaching Zoo isn’t just a spectacle for animal enthusiasts—it’s a dynamic training arena that marries academic theory with real-world experience in exotic animal care and management.
Founded in 1974, the zoo has stood as a beacon for Moorpark College’s dedication to imparting practical knowledge. From its modest beginnings, America’s Teaching Zoo has evolved into a sought-after program, nurturing generations of animal care specialists.
Visitors are often enchanted by the array of exotic animals, but the essence of the zoo lies in its core operations and objectives:
Students delve deep into intricate subjects like animal behavior, dietary needs, and habitat care. Guided by seasoned professionals, they get to practice their skills right in the heart of this expansive zoo.
Integral to the zoo’s mission is the emphasis on conservation. Through awareness campaigns, breeding programs for endangered species, and collaboration with global conservation bodies, America’s Teaching Zoo remains at the forefront of wildlife preservation.
While the exotic animals are undoubtedly the star attractions, the zoo’s dedication to educating its visitors stands out.
Periodic sessions with trainers provide insights into animal behaviors, the challenges of conservation, and tales from behind the scenes. Visitors often leave not just entertained, but enlightened and inspired.
“The local zoo on the Moorpark College campus is a great time! Everyone is super friendly, the creatures are lovely and it’s a very cozy place. The students run everything under the close supervision of the staff, and you can really tell that they all genuinely adore and appreciate the animals with the love and care they give them. All of you and your family should go if you have never been, they have amazing animal shows on the weekends!.” – Fernando Estrada.
Plan Your Enlightening Experience
Ready to explore the wonders of the animal kingdom while supporting a noble educational cause? Visit us at Moorpark College. For more details, timings, and special events, give us a call at 805-378-1441 or visit our website link.