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Poor Animal Welfare in Zoos & How Wild Welfare is Supporting Improvements By Wild Welfare

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Did you know that the exact number of zoos and zoological type exhibits and collections around the world is actually unknown, but estimates have been made anywhere between 10,000 and 16,000 zoos worldwide? Among the larger professional regional zoo and … Read More

Husbandy Training In The Zoo And With Pets

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From the start of my career I have been exposed to shows with marine mammals with a lot of excitement. It has been a big part in my life to train animals for “show” behaviors. Lots of fun I have … Read More

When Redirection Becomes One of the Better Choices

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Over time we all develop our own training style. Seeing other trainers is enriching for me just because you can learn so much about how and why people train their animals a particular way. Nobody is perfect and especially in … Read More

Count Behaviours For the Ultimate Learning Experience

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As animal trainers we have to think about  many different subjects during our training sessions. I remember this from when I started, its not just “good behaviour, just reinforce” there is much more to it. After 7 years of my … Read More

Be Black and White in Your Variation

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A couple months ago I went to Israel with one of my friends. We had to do a workshop for Jerusalem Zoo where they invited many other keepers from other parks. The outcome was great 36 people in total from … Read More

10 Important Things a Zookeeper Needs to Know By Zookeepers.eu

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Being a zookeeper is a great opportunity for a lifelong learning process. It’s a profession that requires continuing education every day. In general, people think that being a zookeeper is just a job where one gets to hug animals all … Read More

5 Simple Reasons You Should Use an Approximation Plan!

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Within my career I’ve developed a different way looking at behaviors animals have. Some behaviors desirable some behaviors undesirable. Regardless of what behaviour it is and in what box we should put it I started to see how these behaviors … Read More

How You Can Hoof Trim a Flock of Flight Animals

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A month or so ago one of the head keepers of the safari department in our zoo came to me and asked me about what the options are for training fallow deer’s. She ultimately wanted the hooves being trimmed. I … Read More

Why You Should Go To the 2018 Annual IMATA Conference!

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The magical place we call… First of all the conference will be in Europe what means romantic cultures, exotic languages, historical findings and a ton of other cool cultural things. What about if I told you this conference will be … Read More

The 10 Biggest Mistakes of Trainers

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1. The know it all. One of the worst parts is working with people that think they know everything. You know that I’ve been this way before and saw all the bad outcomes coming from it. It all happened when … Read More

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