ANNUAL REPORT 2014
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Mark C. Reed Sedgwick County Zoological Society, Inc.
PRESIDENT Scott Ochs
TRUSTEES Stanley G. Andeel Jeff Bloomer William P. Buchanan Martha C. Buford Cindy Burgess Kelly E. Callen Mark C. DeVries Allan Dunne Genevieve Farha Rhonda Fullerton Michael Herbert Ronald Holt Steven A. Houlik Dale Hoyer Dirk Jones Don J. Knappenberger Gary Kohn Dave Larson Marvin Long Buz Lukens Gayle Malone Sam Marnick Mary Lynn Oliver Martin W. Park Scott Redler Albert R. Sanchez Don Sherman Collin Stieben Jay Smith Paul Truitt David M. Unruh Marty Wells Sheryl Wohlford
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS CHAIRMAN Dave M. Unruh, 1st District David M. Unruh, 1st District Tim R. Norton, 2nd District Karl Peterjohn, 3rd District Richard Ranzau, 4th District James B. Skelton, 5th District
COUNTY MANAGER William P. Buchanan
ASSISTANT COUNTY MANAGER Ronald Holt
To inspire discovery, appreciation, and respect for animals and nature. VISION With passion, leadership, and foresight, the Sedgwick County Zoo will be the best zoo possible for our animals and guests.
DEAR FRIENDS: I always knew Wichita was a city filled with dedicated people who voice their fondness for their institutions. For us at Sedgwick County Zoo, this dedication is propelling us into the future once again and ensuring this community enjoys this landmark institution for generations to come. Your support over the past years overwhelmed me with how passionate you are about our Zoo and how important you view its mission and role in not only Sedgwick County but around the world. I find that nothing gets me more motivated than walking around the Zoo. Watching a family experiencing their first memorable Zoo visit; or watching guests see an animal they never knew existed and to also learn how endangered they are and what they can do to help. This is what itâ€™s all about. Itâ€™s during these times that I am quickly reminded that our future will be just as exciting and adventurous as our present. We are inspiring our guests to care about animal and the environment. It is our sincerest hope that this in turn will lead to positive action on behalf of all animals and their wild homes. And finally, I stop to appreciate our successes due much in part to the vision and leadership of the employees, volunteers, county commissioners and the Zoological Board of Trustees. In addition, the overwhelming financial support and loyalty of our financial partners continues to amaze me. Through passion, dedication, and understanding, we can accomplish almost anything. Sedgwick County Zoo is a shining example of this achievement. Thank you to everyone who makes our community and their Zoo one of the best. Sincerely, Mark C. Reed Executive Director
• New fencing between Asia and North America
FEBRUARY • Install new necropsy cooler • Quarantine construction underway
• Grizzly sculpture base repair
• New shelving installed in the Amphibians & Reptiles building • Sod laid in areas of the Central Plaza
• Jungle building closed for renovation • New flamingo breeding pen constructed behind the scenes • Deck work at Pride of the Plains and North America
APRIL • Jungle roof removed by Zoo maintenance staff
JUNE • Elephant exhibit construction planning meetings began • Canada geese round up and relocation • Penguin pool reinforced with acrylic panel supports
OCTOBER • Elephant construction officially begins • E is for Elephant Fundraising campaign begins
JUNE (continued) • Roof shade structure in Asian farms built • New electric menu boards installed at the Plaza Beastro
JULY • New quarantine facility opened
AUGUST • New Jungle roof installed
NOVEMBER • West end of Pepsi Pavilion relandscaped
ATTENDANCE 1971 – 2014
Total Memberships sold in 2014: 13,143 Total Attendance for 2014: 527,941
600,000 500,000 400,000 300,000 200,000
AZA GRANTS ACCREDITATION TO SEDGWICK COUNTY ZOO The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) announced that the Sedgwick County Zoo was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission in September. To be accredited, the Sedgwick County Zoo underwent a thorough investigation to insure it has and will continue to meet ever-rising standards, which include animal care, veterinary programs, conservation, education, and safety. AZA requires zoos and aquariums to successfully complete this rigorous accreditation process in order to be members of the Association, and are required to resubmit to this process every five years. The accreditation process includes a detailed application and a meticulous on-site inspection by a team of trained zoo and aquarium professionals. The inspecting team observes all aspects of the institution’s operation in areas such as animal care; keeper training; safety for visitors, staff, and animals; educational programs; conservation efforts; veterinary programs; financial stability; risk management; visitor services; and other areas. The inspection team prepares an extensive written report for the Accreditation Commission. Finally, top officials are interviewed at a formal Commission hearing, after which accreditation is granted, tabled, or denied. Any institution that is denied may reapply one year after the Commission’s decision is made. 6
OPERATING SUPPORT: Sedgwick County Donations & Grants Other Contributions
Admissions $1,897,350 Concessions $ $881,279 Memberships $1,530,260 Other Income: Zoobilee Promotional Events Education Programs Investment Income Miscellaneous
Other Income 13%
$5,330,498 $327,197 $127,370
$979,753 $173,200 $148,766 $1,097 $207,424
TOTAL SUPPORT & REVENUE
Sedgwick County 45.9%
Admissions 16.4% Other Contributions 1.1%
Donations & Grants 2.8%
Operating Expenses: Salaries & Benefits $6,942,791 Repairs & Maintenance $322,908 Utilities $610,169 Other: Promotions & Advertising $399,138 Animal Food $562,193 Other Supplies $562,601 Professional Services $96,750 Animal Purchases $14,214 Insurance $98,161 Contractual $328,847 Miscellaneous $578,305 Infrastructure & Equipment $239,271
Infrastructure & Equipment 2.2%
Salaries & Benefits 64.6%
Utilities 5.7% Repairs & Maintenance 3%
TOTAL EXPENSES & INFRASTRUCTURE $10,755,348 TOTAL SUPPORT & REVENUE OVER (UNDER EXPENSES)* $848,846 *This reflects the amount of expense from prior year carry over funded for infrastructure and small capital projects.
A DREAM 16 YEARS IN THE MAKING! The excitement is building as the Sedgwick County Zoological Board of Trustees kicked-off the largest fundraising project in our 43-year history—the Elephants of the Zambezi River Valley. The 10.6 million campaign will provide the funding necessary to provide a new home for our elephants. And what a home! The exhibit will encompass a sprawling 5 acres of outdoor space, plus an 18,000 square foot indoor facility. Highlights include a gathering island to see elephants from all angles; an enrichment cove for special presentations and keeper chats; and a watering hole and boat dock for further enrichment by both man and beast. We’ve been talking about a new elephant habitat for years and it’s growing ever more close to reality! Thanks to the leadership of the board, the staff, volunteers and donors for this campaign! The Elephants of the Zambezi River Valley is planned to open on Memorial Day weekend of 2016.
In 2014 Sedgwick County Zoo had the privilege of working with a total of 805 volunteers who donated over 34,300 hours. Volunteers help the Zoo by giving their time which in turn saves the Zoo money. The cumulative hours donated by the Sedgwick County Zoo volunteers in 2014 were equal to 17 fulltime employees. Thanks to all of you for what you do to help make the Zoo the No. 1 outdoor family tourist attraction in Kansas.
Sedgwick County Zoo Recognizes Volunteers for Service Sedgwick County Zoo would like to recognize Margaret Nichols with the 2014 Volunteer of the Year award. For many years, Mrs. Nichols has volunteered as a docent and also in the Education Department. Margaret has a strong passion for teaching, very knowledgeable about the animals, and cares deeply about the Zoo and its mission. She also enjoys working special event days like Endangered Species day and World Penguin day. In 2014, Margaret volunteered 225 hours and has well over 4000 hours in her time here at the Zoo. “Many of the volunteers who work in the education department have told me that they began volunteering because Margaret was so enthusiastic in recommending the Zoo as a place to volunteer,” said Peninnah Ziegler, Education office assistant. Margaret is a fixture in the education department and called on frequently when help is in need. “I know I can count on her to not only be here but be one of the volunteers I can send out on an assignment and she will get the job done,” said Kara King, Education specialist. Viewed by some participants in classes as “another grandma,” Margaret is always eager to help when called upon. Margaret is a team leader in training and helping other docents find their roles. She is also a talented seamstress and has helped in special projects like making costumes, table covers, and even tote bags. “We so appreciate Margaret and all she does for so many programs here at the Zoo,” said Chaille Blount, Education specialist. “I know the Education department wouldn’t be the same without her.”
Students Programs 25.6%
19,312 Onsite School Group Programs 11,882 Offsite Group Programs (Zoo reach) 11,509 Onsite Classes 774 Overnights 541 Birthday Parties 411 Tours 828 Other 4873 Events 6414 Backpack Program and Zoo Trunks 721 Catch a Keeper 18,175 Informal programs
1% 8.5% 1.1% 6.5%
Total Programs for the year: 3,690 Total people: 75,440
Mark C. Reed Scholarship Fund Congratulations to the 2014 Friends University recipients of the Mark C. Reed Zoo Science Scholarship. Each year students are selected for this scholarship based on their career goals, college activities and grade point average. The Mark C. Reed Endowed Scholarship was the first major scholarship given to the Friends University Biology Department. The Zoo Science degree is a four-year bachelor’s degree program hosted by Friends University in conjunction with Sedgwick County Zoo. Students attend general biology classes at Friends University as well as classes held at Sedgwick County Zoo and taught by Zoo professionals, enabling students who plan on a zoo or aquarium career to obtain hands-on experience as well as academic experience. 2014–15 award winners Back Row: Patrick Mathews PhD, Karl Rand, Katrina Switzer, Danielle Thompson, Shelby Smith, Taylor Baker, Mark C. Reed, Autumn Barratt Front Row: Schaneé Anderson, Emma Cuda, Abigail Harper, Victoria Nissley, Sarah Burnett, Lindsay Fowler, Eden Rucker Not shown—Quillan Brown, Blake Little and Meredith Haney
WINTER WEDNESDAYS: Wednesdays in January & February Media Sponsor: Entercom (The Buzz 105.3)
MERITRUST PRESENTS: EARTH DAY KANSAS Thursday, April 24, 2014 Total Attendance: 7,345 Sponsor: Meritrust
EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA Saturday, April 19, 2014 Total Attendance: 6,047 Media Sponsor: 100.5 FM the Wolf and The CW
MOTHERâ€™S DAY Sunday, May 11, 2014 Total Attendance: 3,689 Media Sponsor: BOB FM 97.1 and 100.5 FM the Wolf
FATHERâ€™S DAY CAR SHOW Sunday, June 15, 2014 Total Attendance: 6,835 Media Sponsor: Cars Magazine & Entercom (KEYN 103.7)
MONKEY BUTT POKER RUN Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 Total Attendance: 2,300 Sponsor: Alefs, Piping & Equipment, Sunflower Travel, Mandalay Bay/Shark Reef Aquarium, The Inn at Tallgrass Media Sponsors: Journal (104.5 the Fox and T-95), KSAS (Fox KS/My TV Wichita)
NIGHT OF THE LIVING ZOO Friday, Saturday & Sunday Oct. 24, 25 & 26, 2014 Total Attendance: 8,298 Sponsor: Black Hills Energy, Learning Quest, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell In-Kind: QuikTrip Media Sponsors: KSAS (Fox Kansas/My TV Wichita), Clear Channel (B98, 96.3, KZSN)
WINTER WEDNESDAYS: Wednesdays in November & December Media Sponsor: Entercom (The Buzz 105.3)
ZOOBILEE: WICHITA’S WILDEST FUN-RAISER The Sedgwick County Zoo’s annual fundraising gala, Zoobilee, held Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to midnight was a success! Zoobilee patrons spent the evening sampling food and drink, dancing under the stars and bidding on great silent and live auction items. A variety of area restaurants served samples of their best dishes and drinks, from old favorites to exotic new delicacies, Wichita’s eateries put on their best for Zoobilee. Following the live auction Zoobilee guests danced the night away to the sounds of The Mudbugs Cajun & Zydeo Band. Zoobilee is the Sedgwick County Zoo’s largest fundraising effort, and is one of the most successful events of its kind. Proceeds from the event go to support daily Zoo operation and help keep Zoo daily admission prices affordable. As part of the Zoo’s commitment to conservation, a portion of this year’s funds will go to support Friends of the Zoo. Thanks to everyone for making our Zoo and this years’ Zoobilee a success. We couldn’t do it without your continued support.
SEPTEMBER 6 ZOOBILEE STEERING COMMITTEE Marvin O. Long - Chair Jeff Bloomer Susan Bowers Cathy Brady Martha Buford Cindy Burgess Jim Burgess Tori Deatherage Heather Denker Genevieve Farha Suzy Finn Bryan Frye Brandon Hathaway Pam Irish Dirk Jones Kris Long Jamil Malone Scott Ochs Sue Pearce Mary Lynn & Frank Priest Al Sanchez Marty Wells James Woods Denise Ziegler
SPONSORS & FRIENDS ABC Discount Liquor & The Humidor Advertising Images Atomic Outdoor Bob FM & Wolf Brady Nursery Paul Bowen Photography Capitol Federal Cargill Chris Parks Clear Channel Outdoor Clear Channel Radio Corporate Caterers Cox Communications Cox Media D&D Equipment Delta Dental Entercom FirstWireless Foley Equipment Company Fox Kansas Glazer’s of Kansas House of Schwan Intake Studios INTRUST Bank Arena Joe White Journal Broadcast KB Creative Kakeland Kansas Golf & Turf Learjet
Lite 99 MCcurdy Auction Media Partners Meritrust Pepsi Bottling Group Plaid Giraffe Pratt Industries Sedgwick County EMS Sedgwick County Fire Department Sedgwick County Sheriff Standard Beverage Corp. Star Lumber & Supply The Bar’s Open The Wichita Eagle Traffic Control Services Waste Connections Wichita Wagonmasters Wichita Magazine White Beverage Co Worldwide Wine & Spirits, Inc.
PAVILION & HOSPITALITY AREA PATRONS A-OK, Inc Charities— Bruce & Macaela Harris Aeroflex Wichita, Inc. Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Jeff Bloomer Martha & Bob Buford Cessna Cox Communications Dave & Debbie Larson Delta Dental of Kansas Eby Construction EMC Insurance Emprise Bank Richard Egelhof Ernst & Young Foley Industries Fugate Enterprises GLMV Architecture Inc IMA of Kansas, Inc Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches
Kansas Gas Service Kelly & Jon Callen Koch Industries Kyle & Lorena Kite LC Enterprises Buz & Katie Lukens Meritrust Credit Union Scott & Carole Ochs OFG Financial Services, Inc Piping & Equipment Co., Inc. Pratt Industries Printing Inc. Pro Kem Reiloy USA Colby Sandlian Sirius Computer Solutions Spirit AeroSystems Sue Pearce Sweetman Investments Taylor Enterprises The Inn at Tallgrass Wells Fargo Commercial Banking Westar Energy Marie Woydziak YPW
2014 CONSERVATION PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Partnering to Conserve a Species at the Zoo The Sedgwick County Zoo was pleased to introduce a new female bison in 2014—bringing our herd to three, one male and two females. We were excited to partner with The Nature Conservancy to bring this bison to the Zoo. The 1 ½ year-old bison was born on Kansas’ Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and donated to the Zoo by The Nature Conservancy in Kansas. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve’s bison herd is managed cooperatively by the National Park Service and The Nature Conservancy. The herd started in 2009 with the introduction of 13 animals from Wind Cave National Park. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve herd now numbers 22 animals and serves as a satellite population for Wind Cave National Park. The Wind Cave herd is one of only two known public herds with no documented historic cattle interbreeding. Most bison herds have some evidence of the crossbreeding attempts with domestic cattle during the early 1900s in efforts to prevent the species from going extinct. Visitors to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Strong City can hike within the bison pasture, but are strongly advised to keep a sizable distance from the herd as bison are fast and agile—and potentially very dangerous. If hikers don’t wish to hike within the bison pasture, there are other trails available that still offer views of the bison.
Partnering to Conserve Species in the Field Mariana Avifauna Conservation (MAC) Project Sedgwick County Zoo supports the Mariana Avifauna Conservation (MAC) Project in Saipan. The MAC 16
Caribbean Flamingo Wildlife Expedition—Rio Lagartos, Mexico
project was initiated in cooperation with US Fish & Wildlife Service and the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, as a response to the threat of the brown tree snake in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Specifically it was developed to identify and implement conservation actions necessary to ensure the persistence of CNMI’s avifauna. The establishment of the brown tree snake on Saipan, and the increased threat of the species’ establishment on the islands of Rota and Tinian, serves as a direct threat to the survival of many of the CNMI’s endemic and rare bird species. The MAC project is intended to provide the avifauna of the Mariana archipelago with the best possible chances for longterm survival, with the objectives of preserving, maintaining, and establishing self sustaining populations of native, free flying birds secure from the threat of the brown tree snake.
In late summer 2014 Senior Zookeeper Anne Nystrom participated in the Caribbean flamingo Wildlife Research Expedition in Rio Lagartos, Mexico. The expedition paired zookeepers from a number of Association of Zoos and Aquariums organizations with local biologists in order to gather basic biological information on Caribbean flamingos. The area of Rio Lagartos creates the perfect environment for a large colony of nesting flamingos because it holds a large population of their main food source, brine shrimp. The area contains approximately 5,000 birds. The expedition relies on the help of professional zookeepers and trained volunteers to help the local veterinary staff with extractions of blood samples, weighing and banding the birds. During the expedition they banded Caribbean flamingo chicks and the information gathered from these chicks allows researchers to analyze migration patterns of the birds, determine gender of the birds, and assess the general health of the flamingo population.
In 2014, Scott Newland, Curator of Birds, and Dr. Sandy Wilson, Veterinarian represented the Sedgwick County Zoo in this important field work. The 2014 goal was to translocate 48 Rufous fantails to the uninhabited and snake-free island of Sarigan. The team exceeded this goal and translocated a total of 51 fantails!
OVER $108,215 GOES TO SUPPORT WORLDWIDE CONSERVATION PROGRAMS Visiting Sedgwick County Zoo gives guests an opportunity to see wild animals up close and thus gain understanding, appreciation, and respect for some magnificent creatures that many people may never get to see in the wild. But another way we strive to help animals is by donating to conservation programs, which allows us to play a part in safeguarding the worldâ€™s wildlife. Conservation initiatives such as those listed protect wild animals both in captivity and in their natural habitats. Sedgwick County Zoo has been recognized with national and international awards for its support of field conservation programs and successful breeding of rare and endangered species.
In 2014, Sedgwick County Zoo was able to designate $108,215 for various conservation programs through the Quarters for Conservation. The Q4C program gives .25Â˘ of every gate admission to support Sedgwick County Zoo conservation efforts in the wild.
COLLECTION CHART & SIGNIFICANT ARRIVALS *indicates born or hatched as Sedgwick County Zoo
Indochinese spitting cobra Jamaican iguanas* Kaup’s Caecilians* Night adders
Abyssinian ground hornbill* Blue bellied rollers Bourbon red turkeys* Freckled ducks Green jays Humboldt penguins* Malayan Crakes Orinoco goose* Peruvian thick-knees*—first babies of 2014! Puna ibis* Puna teal Ruddy shelduck Runner ducks* Sebastopol goslings*
INVERTEBRATES: Giant tail-less whip scorpions* Honeybees
MAMMALS: American bison Ancient white park* Arapawa island goats* Elk Grevy’s zebra Mexican grey wolves Slender-horned gazelle Tammar Wallaby*
COLLECTION CHART Invertebrates Pisces Amphibia Reptilia Aves Mammalia Total Orders
GOOD-BYES: Portraits for each animal painted by Jordan Wiltse, Zookeeper: Jordan has always enjoyed art. She said that it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to paint animals that meant so much to her zoo family. Giving her fellow Zookeepers a lasting memory of their animal friends is what makes all the hard work worth it.
Tia 1957 – 2014
Cinda 1972 – 2014
Nemesis 1995 – 2014
Marbles 1970 – 2014 21
DONORS & MEMBERS
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS Joel W. Alderson Kathleen G. Anderson Lee R. Bakker Fred & Suzanne Berry Kelly & Jon Callen Brian & Angela DeBrot Stephen English Aleta Gile Lora L. Heit Steve & Jane Hipp Travis & Diane Hubin Jeff & Corey Johnson Marque Peer & Tonya Carson Martin & Christy Railsback Robert & Sharol Rasberry Eugene & Stephanie Reif Barry & Cindy Schwan Bruce R. Solbach Dow & Maxine Summers BENEFACTOR MEMBERS Tim & Lou Alexander Martha & Robert Buford Richard Egelhof Larry & Dana Fugate Scott D. Ochs Dale & Alice Wiggins CONTRIBUTIONS $5,000+ Tim & Lou Alexander Stan & Gretchen Andeel Jean Angle Audrey Needles Trust Gary & Joyce Bachus Bombardier Aerospace LearJet Ron & Kay Brunton Martha & Robert Buford 22
Capitol Federal Foundation Cindy & Jon Carnahan Georgia Chandler Commerce Bancshares Foundation Cox Communications Delta Dental of Kansas James & Rachelle Depew DeVore Foundation Dillons Curtis & Ann Dorn Paula & Barry Downing Dwane and Velma Lunt Wallace Charitable Foundation Foley Supply, The Cat Rental Store Fugate Enterprises Rhea Hartley & Matthew Reed Steve & Susan Houlik House of Schwan IMA of Kansas, Inc. Intrust Bank Dave & Debbie Larson Martin K. Eby Construction Aubrey McClendon Helen & Russ Meyer Steven Nossaman Mary Lynn & William Oliver Sue Pearce Louis & Raylene Perrier Pratt Industries QuikTrip Robert & Sharol Rasberry Scott & Betsy Redler Reiloy Westland Corporation
A. Scott & Carol Ritchie Barry & Cindy Schwan Jay & Debra Smith Spirit Aerosystems, Inc. The Fidelity Bank Foundation The Lattner Family Foundation Fund CORPORATE CAMPAIGN PARTICIPANTS Bank of the West Bombardier Learjet Employees Club Cargill Meat Solutions Cessna Employees Club Coleman Company Commerce Bank Cox Communications Emprise Bank Fidelity Bank George Lay Signs Grant Thornton LLP Hawker Beechcraft Horizon Milling LLC IMA of Kansas, Inc. Intrust Bank Koch Industries Martin K. Eby Construction Occidental Chemical Corporation Patton Termite & Pest Pioneer Balloon Southwest National Bank Spirit/Boeing Employeeâ€™s Association Star Lumber & Supply Co. Utility Contractors Inc.
IN KIND CONTRIBUTIONS 4C ChristmasTree Farm Advanced Orthopedic Associates, P.A. Jackie Ariaz Patricia & Mark Bird Calvary UMC Kim & Edgar Curry Cindy Ealey Fox Kansas/KSAS-TV Sandra Gilchrist Ruthie Gillespie Hajoca Wichita John & Mary Haught Hesston Plant Company Johnson’s Garden Center Johnson’s Garden Center—Wholesale Distribution Donna & Lehane Peggy & William Long Susan McKnight V. Louise Moreland Jan Murch Pearson Construction Gary Poole Elsie Quish Sue & Bill Ryan Bill, Sr. & Hope Ryan Cindy & Sanders Chris Wemmer LIFETIME MEMBERS Jean Angle Jacqueline Bailey Linda Barnett & Robbin Barnett Roger & Debra Blurton Bruce & Sharon Brown Britt & Lynn Brown H.B. “Britt” Brown Jennifer Brown Cindy & Jim Burgess Daniel & Gayla Carney
Scott & Carole Childs Amy & Bruce Shelton Bruce & Sarah Cooper D.B. & Nancy Dailey Kimberly Davis Marjorie Dearmore Richard DeVore William & Alta DeVore Paula & Barry Downing Shirley Froome Martha Fulco Robert & Maura Geist Jarold & Traci Harrison Edward & Helen Healy Cathy Hedlund Gloria Hempstid Robin Horton Kathy Johnson Missy Knight & Carolyn Nellans Eldon Lakey Jim Marlett John & Kay Morse Betty Mull Trey Oliver Mary Lynn & William Oliver Ron Parker & Rachel Parker Dean & Mary Rickman Sandy & Janet Roberts Frank Rollins Paul & Dorothea Seymour Paul, III & Helen Seymour Daniel & Lori Simon Judy Slawson Charles Stamm Eddie Stegall William Stoker Merlin Suderman & Robby Suderman Fred Taylor Harold & Gevona Wahl William Whipple
PATRON MEMBERS Stan & Gretchen Andeel Ann Beck Jim R. Boyd Georgia Chandler Gloria Farha Flentje & Jack Focht James & Sara Farley Bruce & Amanda Gabel Martin & Eric Hansen George & Cindy Jones Buz & Katie Lukens Larry & Jeanine McKee Sheila & Michael Nally Karen Shope Elwayne Smith & Carol Kratzert Jay & Debra Smith ZOO PAL CONSERVATION SUPPORTER Maize Central Elementary School Kelly Elementary School Joseph Cofield Michael & Kellie Cooper Alex DeHaven 2014 MEMORIALS In Memory of Floyd Bayer In Memory of Larry DeLanty In Memory of James Eck In Memory of Brian Etheridge In Memory of Frank Rinke In Memory of Gwinnevere Robbins
EMPLOYEES Full-time, Part-time and Seasonal Kellie Acosta Miguel Acosta II Dana Adams Rachel Adams Amber Allen John Allen Schanee Anderson Heather Arens Casey Ashcroft Micaela Atkinson Sara Augsburger Kelsey Aylor Devin Bailey Kymberlee Bair Joyce BalderasEsparza Michael Barker Courtnie Barr Conner Barragree Mallorie Beals Bridget Beckler Joshua Bell Linda Bell Noelle Beougher Amaris Bermejo Jeremy Birket Skylar Bisesti Chaille Blount Roger Blurton Brooklyn Bockover Michele Bollenback Olivia Borland Kevan Boss Carmen Bowen Stefanie Boyer Brett Bradley Carrie Branson Janice Brock Mason Bryant William Bryant, DVM Aubrey Burgess Zachary Byrne Patricia Campbell Dalia Carbajal Charlotte Carlson Mason Carpenter Emily Carrillo Kevin Carter Michelle Carter Barbee Castello Devin Catt Michael Catt Mary Chavez Daryle Christensen Cassandra Cieslak Sharon Clark Gayle Clayborn Austin Clifton Nicklas Cline Shannon Coates Kevin Combs Regina Cooper Julie Crenshaw Robyn Cutsinger
Rebecca Hogg Jessica Hoheisel Matthew Honas Maycie Hopkins Barbara Hoppins Courtney Davis Turi Horton Lexi Davis Phillip Horvey Lindsey Davis Hannah Hueston Ryan Dean Hannah Hulse Danielle Decker Nathanael Humphries Jeremy Deckinger Lori Johannes Kayzia Denning Annamarie Johnson Adam Denton Sydni Johnson Rachel Dickerson Shannon Kane Kyle Doesken Ryan Keim Alexis Dorn Andrew Keller Judy Dotson Stephanie Kelley Timothy Dukes Cody Kemp Joell Dunham Christopher Kennedy Alexis Esparza Matthew Kerr Haley Espinoza Andrew Kiker Bryan Evans Ginny Kilgore Steven Fairchild Catherine Kimble Rebecca Falk Alan King Anne Feldkamp Allie King Kristin Fimple Kara King Michael Forbes Laura King Kimberly Forrester Stefanie Kinney Andrea Fortner Aletha Kinser Rachel Foy BethanyKintzel Julie Fritz Mary Kloefkorn Tabitha Galliher Sally Knofflock Connor Garrison Sarah Knych Rachel Geer Emma Koehn Lula Geis Kathryn Kopper Brian Gericke Leah Lampen Macy Gerken Brittany Lance Megan Gerken Jeffrey Landers Elizabeth Getsay Scott Laplante Norma Gheen-Garcia Sierra Lashbrook Matthew Goltl Charlsye Laster Molly Goltl Makinna Lee Wendy Graber Blake Little Nella Gragert Gabriel Little Melissa Graham Bethany Livengood Caroline Greenlee Jacob Loflin Michelle Greer Katherine Logan Jayson Guengerich Donald Loghry Ryan Gulker Peter Logsdon Keith Gutierrez Benjamin Lohmeyer Justin Haggard Jocelyn Lucas Rebecca Hall Mandy Malone Danielle Hamilton Margaret Mann Angelica Hanks Kimberlee Martin Angela Harlan Maclin Martin Paul Harms Liano Martinez Dianna Harper Kay Mathias Nicole Harper Joshua Matthews Natasha Harris Derek Maus Brian Hashbarger Mackenzy May Cody Headrick Patricia McClary Jodie Hearlson Meghan McCloskey Catherine Helms Katelyn McDonnell Brian Helten Robert McGee Jennifer Hemmen Addison McGill Lindsey Hightower Erin Melroy Jeri Hintz Kinna Middleton Hannah Hobert Kali Milleman Katherine Hobert Jonathan Miller
Paige Miller Raymond Miller Michael Montavon Brandon Montiel Vickie Moore Shelby Morrison Katie Mosiman Brandon Moxley Sara Mullen Trenton Nance Elizabeth Neff Summer Neff Jan Nelson Nathaniel Nelson Deacon New Scott Newland Wilbur Nickel Sarah Nieman Vanessa Noble Sarah Northup Anne Nystrom Catherine Odle Denise Oglesby Patricia Oleson Jordan Olivarez Kimberly Olsen Steven Onken Kathryn Oâ€™Reilly Clayton Owings Jorge Partida Kimberly Partlow Christopher Patton Shane Paulus Ronald Payne Duncan Pepper Bertha Perez-Quezada Kelsey Perrymore Debra Phillips Shannon Pike Chelsea Poell Amber Ponce John Powell Gabrielle Price Joshua Price Matthew Pulaski Alec Pullum Keith Pyle Michael Quick Maria Quintero Callene Rapp Kelly Redmond Mark C. Reed Mary Reed Molly Reichenborn Cheryl Rice Patty Rice Kelly Rivera Kevin Rivera Anthony Rodriguez Becky Rohlman Jonathan Rold Lauren Rood Sarah Rose Eden Rucker Ruth Rusher Sarah Sanders Mark Sasovetz Emily Schoenfeld Lisa Schuster
Jody Sentel Ty Seyfert Kenneth Shackelford Bradley Sharpe Landon Shupe Aubrey Simpson Dickie Simpson Mathilda Sipult Larry Slayton Belinda Smith Emily Smith Kirk Smith Nancy Smith Sean Smith Amanda Snyder Joselin Soto Dylan Standley Kyle Stephenson Samantha Stinson Diane Stolz Tempest Storey Julia Straut Kayla Suellentrop Jeanette Summers Ashley Suttles Katrina Switzer Sandra Tabor Abbra Tallman Jayden Tatman Anna Taylor Fred Taylor Molly Taylor Micala Teetzen Angela Telford Alicia Thomas Danielle Thompson Donald Thompson Neira Torres Kailey Toscano Elyse Trego Matthew Turner Kent Tuxhorn Nicole Ujita Brianne Unruh Douglas Unruh Adam Urban Stacey Urbano Michelle Vicari Natasha Voth Aundrea Wagher Jonathon Washabaugh Micah Waters Megan Wells Brittany Westbrook Eric Westerfield Caitlin Wiechman Sandra Wilson, DVM Jordan Wiltse Emily Workman Theodore Wrench Daniel Wright Tonya Wright Jakob Wulf-Eck Anika Wyant Keana Wyant Yang Zhao Peninnah Ziegler Jabez Zinabu