Learn who works in teams to maintain the good health of the animals!
Whether it's the Zoo director, the head of animal care services, the coordinators or animal care technicians, they all have a passion for the same goal: the welfare of each and every animal species at the Zoo de Granby. And they work in summer, spring, fall and winter.
Feeding and conditioning
At the Zoo de Granby, every zookeeper is responsible for designated number of our resident animals. They each make their rounds every morning to ensure everyone is happy and in good shape. They then begin the major cleanup and distribute food to the animals.
Following this, as soon as they have the opportunity, the zookeeper performs what is called an enrichment and transfer process. It is a type of training that results in the acquisition of diverse routines while considerably reducing stress.
This training also makes contact with the public a lot easier
The animals' health is a priority that applies daily for every team member at the Zoo de Granby.
Veterinarians take special care of any of our animal guests that are feeling down, our nutritionists prepare special diets to keep our animals in good shape, and each new arrival at the Zoo goes through a preventive examination.
In addition, all the animals must pass their annual physical check-up, preventive examination, vaccines, etc.
This is only part of the major follow-up program to take care of the animals sheltered here at the Zoo de Granby.
The animals at the Zoo are all fed according to a healthy diet designed by an animal nutrition specialist. Each resident receives a balanced diet according to age and requirements.
When they receive cooked foods, the nutritionist even thinks about the animal's particular taste. This way, the specialists are certain that the animals eat it all and don't leave any vitamins at the bottom of their bowl!
A menu designed for 1000 different animals from the 4 corners of the world!
Sound impressive? That's because it's true! Yes, our chef has his hands full pleasing everyone, from vegetarians to carnivores.
To succeed, he works very closely with our animal nutritionist who closely monitors each of our animals. He also makes sure that every meal is enriched with the necessary vitamins and minerals.
In fact, there's nothing too good for our guests.
Vetoquinol veterinary hospital
Our veterinary hospital facility is modern and designed to accommodate both large and small animals. And each day of the year finds our veterinarians and animal health technicians working to care for our animals who may have minor or major health issues.
Thanks to its design, the team can perform examinations, treatment and operations. Also, if the veterinarian has to perform a surgery, he can operate on site
No need to submit a prescription to the pharmacist if you're a zebra! The veterinarian prescribes the medication, the veterinary technician prepares it, and the zookeepers administer the treatment.
Also interesting is the fact that most medications can be found at your corner drugstore!
Why is the leopard limping? Why does that giraffe have a swollen ankle? Our X-ray room can confirm the veterinarian's diagnosis.
After surgery, small animals that require special treatment are transferred to the hospitalization room. This sterilized room leaves bacteria no room to grow and place the patient in danger.
In addition, an injured animal that is defenseless could become a target for its peers. Isolating it gives the animal a better chance at recovery. This is another way for the Zoo de Granby to ensure that the animal rests up and recovers to full health.
Death is also part of life. This is also the case at the Zoo de Granby when one of our animals dies following an illness, injury or simply of old age.
When a death occurs, the veterinarian and his assistant try to establish the cause of death by performing an autopsy. The team of specialists verifies that nothing unusual caused the death of the animal.