Lee Holtzman, upper school history of science teacher and alum of The Nueva School shared the following about her experiences with our animal ambassadors: “We all interact so little with nature these days, and these moments of contact with the wild both centers us and shows us why we need to preserve nature. Students held baby alligators with a sense of sanctity, and watched with... Read More
Even after her passing Jasmine the Tiger continues to be an ambassador to her species, educating future leaders in the fields of biology and conservation at Cal Poly’s COSAM [Intersections Magazine: Feel It in Your Bones: A Love Story].
Did you know that our animal ambassadors often have their own seat on the plane? A big thank you to American Airlines for inviting us to partner with them at the Inc. 500 conference!
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Our animal ambassadors live pretty exciting lives. Traveling all around the US connecting people with wildlife and inspiring them to protect our world.
Maya is a very special spider monkey. Twenty years ago she was found abandoned in a garbage dumpster in Los Angeles left for dead. After her cries were heard and she was rescued they brought her to us. We spent over 6 months nursing her back to health and gaining her trust. Maya has touched the lives of thousands of people and is still today... Read More
On hot summer days Biggy, one of our raccoons, loves to take a walk through the zoo to play in the sprinklers.
Red kangaroo joeys start life off the size of a jelly bean. When they are born they make their way up to mom’s pouch. By the time the baby is 5 months old it will be popping in and out of the pouch to graze on grass. It will stay close to mom, but will continue to nurse and be dependent on her until it... Read More