American Association of Zoo Keepers
Greater Sacramento Chapter
AAZK is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit volunteer organization made up of professional zookeepers and other interested persons dedicated to professional animal care and conservation. AAZK’s purpose is to foster a professional attitude in animal keepers and aquarists by encouraging them to become active members of professional teams at today’s zoos and aquariums. AAZK supports the promotion and implementation of zookeeper education and strives to make the general public aware of our concern for all deserving conservation projects and the need for the preservation of our natural resources and the species that depend on those resources.
Greater Sac AAZK is a chartered member in good standing of American Association of Zoo Keepers, Inc. Our purpose shall be to educate and assist zoological personnel in their roles as animal caretakers, public educators, scientific researchers, wildlife conservationists and to promote our zoological institution as a cultural establishment, dedicated to the enrichment of human and natural resources.
We will support and publicize our concern for deserving conservation projects and do our part in educating the general public to the need for preserving our natural resources and animal life. We will promote public education on the topics of zoos and related animal care facilities as well as promote and establish good relationships among professional zoo keepers. We strive to establish a means to stimulate incentive and create greater interest in sound captive animal management through the zoo keeping profession; and to promote projects and programs that will strengthen the professional zookeeper’s knowledge.
President: Rachel Winkler, Keeper
Vice President: Laura Cathey, Keeper
Treasurer: Bailey Higa, Education Specialist
Secretary: Jasmine Rosario, Keeper
Outreach & Social Media Coordinator: Bailey Higa, Education Specialist
Flocking is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 precautions, but there is a new program that will allow for a similar experience!
Thank you SO much for your support and interest in our flocking program. At this time, we are still unable to offer our traditional yard-flamingo flocking experience, however, we have developed a new program that will allow a similar experience for someone in your quarantined household, or a friend who lives close by and gives written permission beforehand! This written permission comes in a digital form.
Find more information about our chalk-flockings and fill out the form to register for your flocking here! If you’d like to chalk-flock someone outside of your quarantined household, fill out our form and have them fill out this form.