A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
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Monday, November 03, 2014

Helping Critters During the Holidays

It's almost November - wow - this year has flown by and now we enter into holiday season.  Did you know there are lots of ways that you can help critters during the holidays and get things for those on your gift list at the same time?  Here are some ideas:

1.  Adopt a zoo critter.  I did this last Valentine's day and it was a big hit.  Many zoos have adoption programs and you get an adoption certificate, stuffed animal and information about the kind of critter you adopt.  The money goes to assist in the care and feeding of the animals at that zoo.  Check out my post here to see what we got when we adopted critters from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, CO.

2.  There are stores that help critters when you purchase their goods.    My favorite is The Greater Good Store - Animal Rescue Site.  They have a ton of cute animal themed gifts you could purchase for your family and friends and each purchase helps rescue sites and shelters feed and care for animals waiting to be adopted.

3.  Annual membership to the zoo.  Are you buying for a family with kids?  What a great gift idea - an annual membership to your local zoo!!

4.  Trying to buy for someone who has EVERYTHING?  How about a donation to a shelter, zoo, or wildlife charity in their name?  Donations could be cash, supplies like food, toys, bedding, or your time volunteering.

There you have it - a few ways that you can help critters in need this holiday season - I hope this gives you some ideas....

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