Welcome to our first post. We’d like to take this opportunity to tell you a bit about what ZooFab is, what will be on this blog and who the person is behind it.
ZooFab is short for Zoological Fabrication, a naturalistic fabrication company located in Sacramento, CA that specializes in habitat-based, species-specific exhibits and design. We study the diverse habitats of the world, and aspire to recreate those natural spaces to provide stimulating exhibits for animals and viewers alike. We incorporate the disciplines of modern husbandry technique, new technology, natural history and the use of both natural and artificial materials when we create naturalistic environments whether its for a zoo, museum, aquarium, restaurant, or residential project.
On this blog we’ll take you to zoos around the country with our Zoo Reviews, share the books we liked or didn’t in our Book Reviews, and showcase some of what we’re creating in our Naturalistic Fabrication category. We’ll even show you some of the reptiles we’ve seen in the wild in our Field Herping section, and explore the colorful history of zoos in the Zoo History category.
The owner and primary visionary of ZooFab is Ben Aller.
Ben has over 15 years experience in building and maintaining naturalistic exhibits and almost 20 years experience in keeping, breeding and writing about exotic animals.
Here is Ben holding a bunch of captive bred Varanus dumerilii . Ben has bred this species to 4 generations in captivity!
Ben spent years as a volunteer at local zoos, owned a custom reptile enclosure business and started a natural history education program for local elementary schools.
Ben has built exhibits for clients like the California Academy of Sciences, East Bay Vivarium and the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo. This flying fox exhibit was designed and built by ZooFab for the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo.
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