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Micke Grove Zoo inviting potential volunteers to Aug 7 meeting!

Micke Grove Zoo inviting potential volunteers to Aug 7 meeting!

San Joaquin County, CA – The Micke Grove Zoo Education Department is seeking individuals ages 13 and up to share their love of animals and the natural world as “Zoo Crew Members” and “Wild Guides” for Micke Grove Zoo. A free information meeting about these volunteer opportunities will be held Thursday, August 7 from 6-7:30PM at the Memorial Building in Micke Grove Regional Park. Attendance at the meeting is mandatory in order to apply for the volunteer program. Bilingual community members are strongly encouraged to participate.

Zoo Crew Members (teens) and Wild Guides (adults) help zoo visitors connect with the animals at Discovery Stations or by leading tours and assisting education staff with school programs and at outreach events. They also mentor other volunteers, help plan and implement special events, and contribute to the zoo newsletter. After additional training, they may work with some animals such as tortoises and Madagascar hissing cockroaches.

Art by zoo animals to go on sale in Lodi

Art by zoo animals to go on sale in Lodi

by C. Johnson, News10

Nearly 50 pieces of art painted by animals at the Micke Grove Zoo will be displayed and for sale at the Double Dip Gallery in Lodi, April 4 - 30.

The exhibit, which is free, is a fundraiser for enrichment items such as toys, treats, and other objects that mentally and physically stimulate the animals for their well-being.

Twin African leopard tortoises will be painting at the Double Dip Gallery at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. during the Lodi First Friday Art Hop April 4.

Click HERE to see photos.

Fancy Face Adopted By Local Author!

Fancy Face Adopted By Local Author!

Animal Friends Connection is happy to share that Fancy has been adopted! Her new mom is Kelly Preston, author of “Real Dogs Don’t Whisper” and “Mr. Sparky”. Real Dogs follows the lives and adventures of four high needs rescue dogs. It is a heart warming true story of love, patience and never giving up. Just the perfect family for our lovely Fancy Face! She was blind but now she can see, she was lost and now she is home, she was alone and now she is loved!

San Joaquin USA zoo - Micke Grove - Mobile Zoo Van Revamped!

The zoo is about to come out with a roar," said Terry Maple, a former director of the Atlanta Fulton County Zoo and a consultant hired by the Micke Grove Zoological Society. "I think you're going to see some very exciting things happening." 

 The Zoo Mobile van brings to schools snakes, tortoises, a new hedgehog and other animals as part of Micke Grove's education program.

The program isn't new, but it is changing, said officials with a nonprofit organization supporting the zoo, which is owned and operated by San Joaquin County.

The flashy van is indicative of change happening, and more is on the way.

The van's role is at least twofold. It brings the zoo out in the community and is a rolling billboard promoting Micke Grove. The van has made appearances at home games of the Stockton Ports, and it is more noticeable than the nondescript truck that used to ferry the animals to classrooms.

Adventures of Annie & Andy continue with a field trip to Micki Grove Park

Adventures of Annie & Andy continue with a field trip to Micki Grove Park

Annie and her brother Andy. This very highly bonded pair will be adopted together! They romp and play, and snuggle and sleep together.

They are bright and charming, adorable and amusing, always entertaining and so full of love and snuggles. This brother and sissy are very bonded and we are committed to keeping them together. 

Andy and his sister Annie were found out in the country and were seen for a week before they were rescued. They look to be Maltese/Poodle mixes and appear to be under a year old. Annie and Andy are gentle, affectionate and playful; they also want to be lap dogs.

Fancy SEES Lodi Lake & Meets New Friends Annie & Andy!

Fancy SEES Lodi Lake & Meets New Friends Annie & Andy!

"Hi Animal Friends, this is Fancy here! Have you met Andy and Annie, a fun pair of siblings who are available for adoption just like me? I had the privilege of spending the day with them at Lodi Lake. They are great dogs who obviously take after me. We spent the day walking around the lake, smelling the grass, and watching the geese, and just enjoying the dog's life.