Caring for the animals at the zoo, and animals in the wild, is at the heart of Dickerson Park Zoo's mission. At the zoo's animal hospital, the veterinarian staff cares for more than 500 animals. From the tinest frog to the largest elephant, the staff provides each animal with yearly checkups, routine exams and emergency procedures as needed.
A much-needed piece of equipment is a Panasonic Ultra Low Freezer. This isn't your typical freezer! This is a -80 degree/subzero freezer. With this freezer, the Dickerson Park Zoo Animal Hospital will have reliable, long-term storage of zoological samples (blood, tissue, semen, all biological samples) for life.
This scientific possiblities are remarkable: research to care for species not yet born, blood banks for premature infants, species survival in the wild, etc.
So whether you're an animal lover (and who isn't?) a science geek, or both; please, help us reach our goal. We are aiming high ($10,000) to go low (-80).
You're all really chill!
Wow! Thank you everyone for donating to Chilling at the Zoo; what a cool thing to do to help animals. This freezer means a lot to our animal care staff and provides a lot of opportunities for research, preventative care and care for animals years to come. Your support of Dickerson Park Zoo and this project is greatly appreciated.
As we get closer to April 30, and the end of Cause Momentum, it's important to keep chilling. In other words, please share our link and your interest in our project on your social media channels.
We couldn't ZOO it without you.