Celebrating zoo keepers at Santa Fe College
You may not know it, but if you like visiting zoos and aquariums, you depend on these people. We’re talking zoo keepers, who are being recognized this week as part of National Zoo Keeper week. Many of the people who work in those facilities, come from Santa Fe College in Gainesville. Director of Santa Fe’s teaching zoo Jonathon Miot told Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Tom Krynski that the college is celebrating its program and students this week:
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