Denver Zoological Foundation

Log Number: ME-245751-OMS-20

The Denver Zoo will implement two interrelated diversity and inclusion initiatives. The first will advance access to professional development opportunities within zookeeping for traditionally underrepresented students and young professionals. The second will create inclusive recruitment, hiring and retention practices to reach target audiences. The zoo also will hire a diversity consultant to review current practices and identify specific areas for improvement. Several departments will work in partnership on this effort, including Human Resources, Animal Care, External Relations, and Audience Research and Evaluation. They will apply successful lessons learned within the Animal Care Department's Intern and Apprentice programs across the institution