12 results for author: Corey Leet


Living a Zoo Dream – Allen’s Swamp Monkeys

Doctors and scientists say we shouldn’t sit for longer than 30 minutes without getting up, as it slows metabolism by up to 90 percent. It can be difficult to find time to move within a busy workday, but I have found my new way to try to meet this goal: Noqui (top) and Fern (Bottom). Noqui and Fern are the Allen’s swamp monkeys at the Lake Superior Zoo, and their exhibit is just outside of my office. I try to make it a point to get up at least every two hours and visit them. It is amazing and fascinating to watch these animals on a daily basis, as you can really learn about personalities, traits and quirks. Fern, the female, is ...

Living a Zoo Dream!

So what does one do in one’s first week as CEO of the Lake Superior Zoo? Learn—a lot. While it’s an important and exciting part of the job to get to know more about the zoo’s animals (such as the glass lizard above), learning about the people is just as rewarding. Already I have learned a lot from the zoo’s amazing employees and volunteers, from members of the Board of Directors who support this great organization and from our visitors who come and connect with our amazing animals. Specifically, in the past week I have met a few of our long-time docents (volunteer teachers at the zoo) who dedicate their time to educate the ...