FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- You might think working with worms, bugs and dead skin are gross, but it’s an important part of wildlife.
On Monday the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo hosted its Grossology Day, where guests learned about the not-so-glamorous--yet highly important--aspects of working at the zoo.
They learned about animal diets, snake skin, and yes, even poop, which can actually tell zookeepers a lot about an animal’s condition.
“If you look at the poop, you can see what kind of diets the animals have if they’re eating something they’re not supposed to be eating, or if they have some kind of parasite or disease, you can tell a lot by their poop,” Tarah Zumbrun, a public relations and event planning intern said. “So it’s really essential to make sure that all the animals are healthy here.”
The different stations around the zoo included matching games and activities for children to complete on their own.