AAZK Conference

This post is long over due, but like most aspects of life things come up.  In September, Autumn and I went to the AAZK conference in Florida at Disneyworld.


Yes, I said Disneyworld!  We were both very excited to not only go to the conference but also to experience everything that Disneyworld has to offer.  The AAZK (American Association of Zookeepers) conference provides keepers from all over the country to come together and share information on the various tasks that makeup the lives of a Zookeeper.  At the week long conference, there are workshops, field trips to the hosting institution (in this case was Disney Animal Kingdom) and hear from different presenters in the Zoo field.

This was my second AAZK conference but my first time to Disneyworld, so I was super excited to see what all the fuss was about.  My goals for this trip were to learn new things that can help with my animal keeping at the museum but also to at least see Baloo and King Louie from the Jungle Book.  I was successful at both and below are some various pictures of the week long event!

Stayed at a beautiful resort…


Visited the Tree of Life…


Saw some animals/exhibits….



Met Mother Willow (super bonus for me!!)…


Of Course rode some rides….


And…got to meet Safari Mickey and Minnie!!!!! ( This is not normal attire for a Keeper but we were at the end of the week banquet)

Mickey and Minnie

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