What we care about;
Knowledge matters. Understanding plant, animal and earth systems is so valuable to all walks of life. The more we at WTZA learn about life and life sciences, animal behavior, biology, ecosystems and care, the more we want to share with others. We love working with animals every day and it's so much fun sharing what we observe and know to people who might not have the same experiences as us. Did you know that cold-blooded animals, in a sense, age by temperature instead of time? Or that an animals environment can change future generations of offspring through epigenetics? A kangaroo joey is born so undeveloped that it doesn't even have a "butt"! Silly as these may sound, understanding more about the world we live in makes intelligent connections to ourselves as better people, better doctors, teachers, fashion designers, engineers, astronauts, farmers, community members, anything!
What we've done in the past;
We really specialize in open design, community pen, free flying style exhibits. We shy away from "petting zoo" experiences but try to include direct animal interactions whenever appropriate. (Health departments and insurance companies really appreciate this too). We can assemble and staff displays up to 10,000 sf for events as short as several days including components such as ponds, ramps and viewing platforms, and incorporate existing trees and boulders (or bring our own). Smaller versions are avaliable for day shows. We love doing 45 minute lyceums for advanced collegiate or professional organizations and elementary and general audiences as well. For seasonal displays we've been able to lease out animals, program of care, handling and management guidelines to facilities with existing staff and experience.