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of Zoo to You
Lee has been a volunteer for over 10 years
and is a valuable asset to our daily facility management. We appreciate
his dedication to our animals and staff!
Lee passed away in early 2012 and will be missed a great deal by all
the staff and Zoo to You friends and family who loved him.
From Chino Hills, Kevin is currently a fourth
year Animal Science student at Cal Poly. Upon graduation, Kevin plans
to attend veterinary school and eventually hopes to open his own exotic
animal veterinary hospital. Kevin’s interest in animals began at
a young age as he grew up watching Steve Irwin and Jeff Corwin, and naturally
Kevin developed a strong passion for exotic animals. This passion led
to his desire to become an exotic veterinarian. In his free time Kevin
also enjoys hiking, and playing soccer and ultimate frisbee.
Originally from San Leandro, Ca,
Cyndi is a senior in Animal Science at California Polytechnic State University,
San Luis Obispo. As our current Education Intern, Cyndi is able to attend
and assist with ZTY shows and tours whenever possible. Cyndi participates
in the daily care and maintenance of animals within the zoo and is often
able to observe and assist with the ongoing training of our conservation
ambassadors. In addition to working with the animals at the zoo, Cyndi
acts as a volunteer puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind, teaching
basic obedience and socialization to future guide dogs. Upon graduation
Cyndi intends to find a career which can bring her enjoyment of spending
time with children and animals together into a rewarding career
Behavioral Enrichment Intern
Sonja's love of exotic animals was fostered
at an early age through annual Zoo to You presentations at her local
elementary school. She has since studied animal welfare and veterinary
medicine at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and is currently
pursuing a degree in zoology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. After
graduation, Sonja hopes to work on public education and conservation
efforts within the zoo world. Sonja's greatest ambition in life is to
one day have the opportunity to work with big cats and raise a lion cub.
For a sample of her research on tiger poaching for traditional Chinese
medicine, please visit http://blogs.landfood.ubc.ca/tigerpoachingtcm/.
Pam McLean has been volunteering with ZTY since
July 2011. She loves helping out wherever she can, and hopes to go through
the internship program soon. She has always had a love for animals. During
HS, to complete a science requirement, she worked at Hogle Zoo in S.L.C.
Utah. She has 3 children: 2 boys, 26 and 19 and a daughter, 16, still
at home. Pam is also an EMT and works full time for San Luis Ambulance. “Who
knew that some days being a fecal engineer at the zoo could be so much
Sabrina is a fourth year Animal Science major
at Cal Poly and is graduating this June. She became interested in Zoo
To You after seeing a few presentations through the Cal Poly Vet Sci
Club. She is currently doing her Senior Project at Zoo To You and is
having a blast working with all the different animals.
Originally from Los Angeles, Katie
came up to north to study Animal Science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
She is working toward going to veterinary school and hopes to be an exotic
animal veterinarian. Katie has always been extremely passionate about
helping animals and is so happy to have the unique opportunity to work
with all the amazing animals and people at Zoo to You!
Lacey is a second year Animal Science student
at Cal Poly and has been working with animals ever since she became actively
involved in 4-H 14 years ago. Along with staying involved in 4-H as a
volunteer leader, she also spends time volunteering with The Marine Mammal
Center in Morro Bay, participating in multiple animal enterprises at
Cal Poly, and has had past experience working as a veterinary assistant.
Lacey has always had an interest in exotic animals, and is exploring
career options in exotic veterinary medicine, but after her time with
ZTY is also considering a career in exotic animal training.
Shonlyn goes to Cal Poly as a Dairy Science major. Ultimately she hopes
to train at an exotic rescue, like ZTY, or do studio work with exotic
species. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her pet guinea
pigs, and going hiking and swimming.
Kevin McEvilly (General Husbandry Intern)
(Species Specific Intern--Cats)
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