The Florida International Teaching Zoo promotes public education through conservation and reproduction of endangered and rare animals. We also teach the next generation of animal caregivers. We are a 501-C-3 (SC-10577) not for profit organization.
Our zoo is a complete guided zoo keeper talk. We introduce the animals to you, explain about their status in the wild, talk about their unique adaptations, and let you know what it like to work with them. You learn about the real situations facing wildlife, and how zoos like ours have contributed to their future. The Florida International Teaching Zoo is not designed as a rescue. We don't take pet tigers. We keep animals that teach our students, and animals that contribute to their survival as a species.
Learn to be a Zoo Keeper! A one year Zoo Animal Management and Vet Assisting course, a 14 week Veterinary Assisting Program, a DVD series, and our Low Cost Pet Vaccinations serving the community for over 20 years.
The Florida International Teaching Zoo(FITZ) is 'giddy' about our Newest Animal Encounter. And it's no laughing matter. FITZ is home to one of America's Few African Spotted Hyena pairs (The Laughing Kind).