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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by papy78, 15 May 2015.

  1. papy78

    papy78 New Member

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    Hello, I worked in several zoos in my 34 years in zoo business.
    Herpeculturist Fort Worth Zoo
    Reptile Supervisor Houston Zoo
    Director Central Texas zoo Waco
    Supervisor outside Houston Childrens Zoo
    Director Lufkin Texas Zoo
    Director Cameron Park Zoo Waco,Texas
    Now Director Emeritus Cameron Park Zoo, Waco, Texas
    Happy to be with you folks.
     
  2. savethelephant

    savethelephant Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to zoochat papy78! Sounds like you had a job most zoochatters would dream about:)
     
  3. Macaw16

    Macaw16 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to ZooChat, gosh your lucky!
     
  4. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    Also welcome from the Netherlands to ZooChat ! Realy an impresive list of jobs ! Quite sure you will feel at home at ZooChat !
     
  5. jbnbsn99

    jbnbsn99 Well-Known Member

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    Impressive resume for a local guy!

    What's next for Cameron Park?
     
  6. papycapy

    papycapy New Member

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    Cameron Park Zoo,Waco Texas

    Hi neighbor we are only about 40 miles apart. Last time I was at the zoo they showed me the Komotos. They have them trained to follow a red spot flashed on the ground. They were walking around me and gentle as pussycats. They have a new very large orangutan display, it has a place in outside yard people can come up close if they like and the orangs can push a button and squirt people with water, a popular spot. The zoo is located near the Brazos river built into the trees. I have visited many zoos and this is the prettiest zoo grounds I have seen. Check out their website and see what I mean. The little Town of Blum is about 30 miles from Waco.