Cleveland Metroparks to host two job fairs in March
Cleveland Metroparks is a nine time winner of the “NorthCoast 99 Award for the Top 99 Workplace In Northeast Ohio.” There is a good reason for since people who work for the Cleveland Metroparks get to spend their working time at the Zoo, on the beach, in a park or on a golf course. For those interested in employment the Cleveland Metroparks will be hosting a series of two job fairs in March at Stillwater Place inside the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo that is located at 3900 Wildlife Way in Cleveland, Ohio.
The events are free and open to the general public. Times for the job fairs are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Sunday, March 6 and Saturday, March 19, 2016. Job opportunities vary with seasonal positions available with the Park District’s event staff, swimming pool area staff, golf course staff and food service staff as well as at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Most positions entail a 40 hour workweek with employment dates from March through mid October.
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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo welcomes ‘new’ lion
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has welcomed a new resident to the African Savanna. “Doc” is a two year old male African lion who was acquired from the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler, Texas. After his arrival in December, Doc spent 30 days in routine quarantine Sarah Allison Steffee Center for Zoological Medicine where he was given a thorough physical examination. He has now been transferred to the lion building where he has been introduced to the Zoo’s two female lions, Serena and Nala.
Currently, doc has yet to grow into his full mane but as he matures it will grow larger and darker in color. African lions are native to the protected grasslands south of the Sahara Desert as well as parts of southern and eastern Africa. Lions average a life expectancy of fourteen years in the wild but can live up to twenty years in a zoo environment. They are classified as “vulnerable” in the wild by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
“We are very excited to welcome Doc to the Zoo’s African Savanna,” said Executive Director of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Christopher Kuhar. “Doc is a great addition to the pride. We are planning to exhibit him in the next few weeks.”
Northeast Ohio’s most-visited year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Parking is free. Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 90 and 480.