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Utica Zoo takes advantage of group work to get care of animals

Zechora is a 7-calendar year-old Hartmann’s mountain zebra that just lately produced her way to the Utica Zoo following she was relocated from a zoo in Orlando, Florida. 

Like most Florida transplants, Zechora is acclimating to the chilly and snow in the northeast.  

She was kept in a heated barn as she quarantined for 30 times – following procedure –after her arrival in Utica in November. 

Zechora has ventured out into the snow, but would alternatively expend her time indoors, exactly where it is warm, reported vet techs Jackie Gregory and Nicole Blance. 

“She is wanting up, [going] ‘What is that?’” Blance mentioned about Zechora’s first conversation with snow a handful of weeks back. 

The two vet techs were being a short while ago capable to coax Zechora out of her barn by bribing her with treats, which includes bamboo and carrots. Zechora did not remain out in the cold that lengthy, having said that, quickly leaping as if she saw a spider and trotting back again within just about as shortly as her hooves hit the snowy parts in front of the barn.  

Zechora seven-year-old Hartmann’s mountain zebra, eats bamboo leaves outside in the snow. She was just transferred to the Utica Zoo from Orlando, Florida.

Healthcare care 

Gregory and Blance are the only two vet techs doing work at the Utica Zoo. They are joined by a veterinarian and keeper staff who all get the job done together to maintain the animals happy and healthful. 

Utica Zoo Govt Director Andria Heath claimed the zoo normally has about 13 workers on the animal treatment group, even though there are currently some vacancies. 

The zoo employs 30 people, therefore generating the animal treatment staff about a third of individuals at the zoo, Heath claimed.