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Meet Jericho The Rhino

Jericho is a Southern White Rhinoceros who arrived at the park in 2013.

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Keeper Korner Outtakes: Here we have some boops to help get you through your week! 🐾🐈

@britolsons 

#keeperkorner #boops #outofafricapark #campverde #safaripark #education #tiger

Keeper Korner Outtakes: Here we have some boops to help get you through your week! 🐾🐈

@britolsons

#keeperkorner #boops #outofafricapark #campverde #safaripark #education #tiger
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Meet Bruce! 🐍 
From a young age, Bruce has been fascinated by snakes and other reptiles. Growing up he has had kingsnakes as pets and currently owns three rattlesnakes under his personal care at home. Bruce worked at a boyscout camp in their Nature department for 8 years where he managed and took care of various native snakes. He is also a board member of Sonoran Reptiles and helps Brett Smith out with all sorts of educational displays and rattlesnake relocations.
In his spare time he likes to collect coins, play video games, fish, and help his dad with small engine repairs.
Bruce has even earned himself a nickname as the “Rattle King”, and is referred to it by his peers! 

Thank you, Bruce, for bringing your passion to the park and sharing your love for reptiles with our guests!

Meet Bruce! 🐍
From a young age, Bruce has been fascinated by snakes and other reptiles. Growing up he has had kingsnakes as pets and currently owns three rattlesnakes under his personal care at home. Bruce worked at a boyscout camp in their Nature department for 8 years where he managed and took care of various native snakes. He is also a board member of Sonoran Reptiles and helps Brett Smith out with all sorts of educational displays and rattlesnake relocations.
In his spare time he likes to collect coins, play video games, fish, and help his dad with small engine repairs.
Bruce has even earned himself a nickname as the “Rattle King”, and is referred to it by his peers!

Thank you, Bruce, for bringing your passion to the park and sharing your love for reptiles with our guests!
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Meet Brett! 🐊
Since he was little, Brett has loved animals. He grew up watching the Crocodile Hunter, nature documentaries, and catching lizards and bugs in his backyard in the Mojave Desert. As he got older, he spent much of his time working at and volunteering for various wildlife sanctuaries, zoos, and wildlife education groups.
After years of working and volunteering for other organizations, in 2019, Brett started a non-profit reptile rescue and wildlife education organization called Sonoran Reptiles. 
He currently spends his time working two part time jobs — one as a keeper at Out of Africa and the other as a veterinary technician.

Thank you for all that you do for your animals Brett! Your passion can be felt from a mile away!

Meet Brett! 🐊
Since he was little, Brett has loved animals. He grew up watching the Crocodile Hunter, nature documentaries, and catching lizards and bugs in his backyard in the Mojave Desert. As he got older, he spent much of his time working at and volunteering for various wildlife sanctuaries, zoos, and wildlife education groups.
After years of working and volunteering for other organizations, in 2019, Brett started a non-profit reptile rescue and wildlife education organization called Sonoran Reptiles.
He currently spends his time working two part time jobs — one as a keeper at Out of Africa and the other as a veterinary technician.

Thank you for all that you do for your animals Brett! Your passion can be felt from a mile away!
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Meet Kristen! 🐢 
Kristen has always loved animals growing up. For college, she attended Northern Arizona University where she volunteered with a herpetologist and gained a lot of experience with the native snakes of Arizona while conducting various types of field work. After graduation, she moved to California where she worked with giant garter snakes for about seven years. Currently as a zookeeper, Kristen is now learning that it is easy to get attached to the animals she cares for every day. Her favorite animal is the oldest animal at the park! His name is Baxter and he is an 82 year old sulcata tortoise. 

Thank you for all that you do for your animals, Kristen! We love that you’re apart of our family!

Meet Kristen! 🐢
Kristen has always loved animals growing up. For college, she attended Northern Arizona University where she volunteered with a herpetologist and gained a lot of experience with the native snakes of Arizona while conducting various types of field work. After graduation, she moved to California where she worked with giant garter snakes for about seven years. Currently as a zookeeper, Kristen is now learning that it is easy to get attached to the animals she cares for every day. Her favorite animal is the oldest animal at the park! His name is Baxter and he is an 82 year old sulcata tortoise.

Thank you for all that you do for your animals, Kristen! We love that you’re apart of our family!
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🐍 🦨Happy National Zookeeper Week! 🦒 🐅 

Today is our second day highlighting the amazing hard work that our keepers pour into their careers! From late night wellness checks, to feeding babies around the clock, to working on Christmas Day — these keepers sacrifice so much for the health, happiness, and wellness of our animals. Please join us in appreciation for them! 

Today we will be introducing you to our reptile department! These three keepers pour their hearts into all of our scaly and slithery friends (plus one feathered!). In addition to their keeper duties, they also conduct our daily 2:15pm reptile show! Here are three random facts about them. Each fact belongs to one of the keepers. Stay tuned to find out more! 

1. This keeper’s favorite animal at the park is an 82 year old tortoise. 
2. This keeper plays the drums. 
3. This keeper helps run a reptile rescue and has earned the nickname of “The Rattle King”. 

#nationalzookeeperweek #zookeeperappreciationweek #zoo #outofafricawildlifepark #arizona #visitarizona #workhardplayhard #onceakeeperalwaysakeeper

🐍 🦨Happy National Zookeeper Week! 🦒 🐅

Today is our second day highlighting the amazing hard work that our keepers pour into their careers! From late night wellness checks, to feeding babies around the clock, to working on Christmas Day — these keepers sacrifice so much for the health, happiness, and wellness of our animals. Please join us in appreciation for them!

Today we will be introducing you to our reptile department! These three keepers pour their hearts into all of our scaly and slithery friends (plus one feathered!). In addition to their keeper duties, they also conduct our daily 2:15pm reptile show! Here are three random facts about them. Each fact belongs to one of the keepers. Stay tuned to find out more!

1. This keeper’s favorite animal at the park is an 82 year old tortoise.
2. This keeper plays the drums.
3. This keeper helps run a reptile rescue and has earned the nickname of “The Rattle King”.

#nationalzookeeperweek #zookeeperappreciationweek #zoo #outofafricawildlifepark #arizona #visitarizona #workhardplayhard #onceakeeperalwaysakeeper
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Meet Ranger! 🐄
Ranger has been employed with Out of Africa since 2020. He originally started as a shuttle driver, quickly moved up to a Supermog Tour Guide, and was just recently switched over to a primary hoofstock keeper. He is currently attending Northern Arizona University to receive a dual B.A. in Visual Communication (with an emphasis on graphic design) and Photography, plus a minor in Studio Art. He is extremely artistic and creative and hopes that one day he can use his degree to establish content for zoos and wildlife parks. He loves getting his hands dirty and performing manual labor. Cleaning habitats, barns, and wallows are some of his favorite tasks to do at the park! In Ranger’s eyes, every day is a new opportunity for self-improvement, and he strives to be better than he was the day before. Ranger is a local native to Camp Verde and grew up visiting Out of Africa as a kid. He has fond memories of sitting in the Tiger Splash audience with his dad, and constantly reminds the entire department that he knew most of the animals before anyone else on the team did. Ranger loves collecting Pokemon cards, building Legos, and staying connected with coworkers by discussing animal welfare and facts while playing Fortnite.

Thank you, Ranger, for your passion and hunger to learn! Your growth as a keeper has been inspiring to witness!

Meet Ranger! 🐄
Ranger has been employed with Out of Africa since 2020. He originally started as a shuttle driver, quickly moved up to a Supermog Tour Guide, and was just recently switched over to a primary hoofstock keeper. He is currently attending Northern Arizona University to receive a dual B.A. in Visual Communication (with an emphasis on graphic design) and Photography, plus a minor in Studio Art. He is extremely artistic and creative and hopes that one day he can use his degree to establish content for zoos and wildlife parks. He loves getting his hands dirty and performing manual labor. Cleaning habitats, barns, and wallows are some of his favorite tasks to do at the park! In Ranger’s eyes, every day is a new opportunity for self-improvement, and he strives to be better than he was the day before. Ranger is a local native to Camp Verde and grew up visiting Out of Africa as a kid. He has fond memories of sitting in the Tiger Splash audience with his dad, and constantly reminds the entire department that he knew most of the animals before anyone else on the team did. Ranger loves collecting Pokemon cards, building Legos, and staying connected with coworkers by discussing animal welfare and facts while playing Fortnite.

Thank you, Ranger, for your passion and hunger to learn! Your growth as a keeper has been inspiring to witness!
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Meet Nickie! 🐃
Nickie was employed with us in 2023 as a Supermog Tour Guide and plays a huge role in assisting with the hoofstock husbandry! She has previous experience as a horseback tour guide and has known that working around animals would complete her happiness in life. Nickie has a larger-than-life personality, and always starts the day with a bubbly smile. On top of her full-time employment with us, Nickie is also a mother to a beautiful little girl. Nickie loves the park so much, that she and her fiancé (who works for our engineering department) have plans to have their wedding ceremony here! Her favorite animal is the wolf but enjoys sharing stories about all of our animals on her tours! Between the ages of 6-10, Nickie used to pretend to be an animal — walking/running on all fours and mimicking animal noises. As she grew into adulthood, she began creating highly detailed animal-based costumes, and wore some of them at children’s birthday parties.

Thank you, Nickie, for all of the energy you give to your team! The world could use more special people like you.

Meet Nickie! 🐃
Nickie was employed with us in 2023 as a Supermog Tour Guide and plays a huge role in assisting with the hoofstock husbandry! She has previous experience as a horseback tour guide and has known that working around animals would complete her happiness in life. Nickie has a larger-than-life personality, and always starts the day with a bubbly smile. On top of her full-time employment with us, Nickie is also a mother to a beautiful little girl. Nickie loves the park so much, that she and her fiancé (who works for our engineering department) have plans to have their wedding ceremony here! Her favorite animal is the wolf but enjoys sharing stories about all of our animals on her tours! Between the ages of 6-10, Nickie used to pretend to be an animal — walking/running on all fours and mimicking animal noises. As she grew into adulthood, she began creating highly detailed animal-based costumes, and wore some of them at children’s birthday parties.

Thank you, Nickie, for all of the energy you give to your team! The world could use more special people like you.
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Meet Ashlynn! 🦒
Ashlynn is the senior keeper of our Serengeti  Department and has been employed with us since 2023! She graduated with a B.S. in Wildlife Management, Fisheries, and Biology from the University of Wyoming, and continued on to work with the Montana and Wyoming Game and Fish Departments as a Wildlife Technician, and a Wildlife Biologist for ICF for several years. She is known as the “baby whisperer” within the department, as one of her previous employments consisted of bottle-raising juvenile deer, pronghorn, and big horn sheep. One of Ashlynn’s favorite things about the industry is having to think on her feet in a quick manner, especially during an emergency situation. She is very calm in critical situations and has the ability to work through different scenarios in her head all at once. Ashlynn is obsessed with bears, as her first wildlife experience was being able to release a successfully rehabilitated black bear back into the wild. In fact, she loves bears so much, she has created an entire power point slideshow of her future bear-themed wedding in the woods! (And yes, there will be an actual “ring-BEARer”) Ashlynn is an amazing artist, listens to heavy metal and rock music, enjoys country swing dancing, and has a slight addiction to coffee and nail polish.

Thank you Ashlynn for your dedication to our animals! You make our facility special.

Meet Ashlynn! 🦒
Ashlynn is the senior keeper of our Serengeti Department and has been employed with us since 2023! She graduated with a B.S. in Wildlife Management, Fisheries, and Biology from the University of Wyoming, and continued on to work with the Montana and Wyoming Game and Fish Departments as a Wildlife Technician, and a Wildlife Biologist for ICF for several years. She is known as the “baby whisperer” within the department, as one of her previous employments consisted of bottle-raising juvenile deer, pronghorn, and big horn sheep. One of Ashlynn’s favorite things about the industry is having to think on her feet in a quick manner, especially during an emergency situation. She is very calm in critical situations and has the ability to work through different scenarios in her head all at once. Ashlynn is obsessed with bears, as her first wildlife experience was being able to release a successfully rehabilitated black bear back into the wild. In fact, she loves bears so much, she has created an entire power point slideshow of her future bear-themed wedding in the woods! (And yes, there will be an actual “ring-BEARer”) Ashlynn is an amazing artist, listens to heavy metal and rock music, enjoys country swing dancing, and has a slight addiction to coffee and nail polish.

Thank you Ashlynn for your dedication to our animals! You make our facility special.
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