Florida International Teaching Zoo
"If our animal brotheren are to survive ,we must teach the knowledge and skills to the next generation of Zoo Animal Caregivers" Mark D. Wilson ,DVM  FITZ Director/Veterinarian/Founder





 The Florida International Teaching Zoo


 The Florida International Teaching Zoo is a

 Zoological Association of America ZAA Accredited Facility

A 501-C-3 Federal Not For Profit Corporation







The Florida International Teaching Zoo has a twenty year history of educating professional

Zoo animal caregivers. Graduates are employed in AZA/ ZAA zoos, wildlife and higher

educational institutions. Our diverse collection is designed to give students

practical experience with classes of animals they will encounter in their future careers.

We are known for our breeding successes with the Jaguar, African Patas monkeys,

and the Nene geese, the fourth most endangered bird in North America.



Mission Statement

The Florida International Teaching Zoo promotes public education through conservation

 and reproduction of endangered and rare animals. The staff offers distance learning

 programs in veterinary assistance, in-school webinars, zoo professional continuing

education, zoo tours, DVD courses, and a professional zoo management training program. 


During the one year academic and hands-on Zoo Animal Management Program the

"zoo" students feed, clean, build exhibits, and enrich the zoo animals while receiving

 evening lectures on subjects including taxonomy, exhibit design, medicine,

animal husbandry, zoo ethics, and public management.


Here's an idea to help the Zoo and animals and leave a lasting family legacy at the

 same time. Purchase a commemorative glass engraved block to be built on site at

the zoo for $125. Your Zoo contribution is tax deductible. Honor the memory

of loved ones or celebrate your family!

Congratulations to our friends at Two Tails Ranch in Williston, FL for their

recent Accreditation to the ZAA- Zoological Association of America! www.allaboutelephants.com




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