Zoological Organization of Malone (ZOOM)
Adviser: Dr. Karyn Collie
ZOOM is a student club open to students from any major who are interested in animals.
We have regular speakers from a variety of animal-related professions, group trips to zoos and other centers, and game and movie nights. We also volunteer with local organizations and raise funds for local and international conservation efforts.
Recent ZOOM events include:
- Guest speaker Dr. Lynn Courter, mixed animal veterinarian
- Visit to Healing Waters to observe a dog water therapy session
- Guest speaker Dr. Kim Cook, Akron Zoo veterinarian
- Overnight trip to Cincinnati Zoo, including a behind-the-scenes tour and a night in the manatee exhibit
- Volunteering with Peace for Pets - building winter cat shelters
- Trip to Akron Zoo, including a question and answer session with a senior keeper
- Movie and game nights.
We have also raised more than $200 for cancer research, as well as funds to adopt a baby Sumatran rhino (the first born in captivity in Asia in nearly 125 years) and to support Rhino Protection Units in Sumatra.