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The Answer On Your Animals Failure
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Working in the position I have today at Kolmårdens Zoo I visit every department once a week to help with their behavioural challenges. The departments we have are, Kolosseum, Apehouse, South Amerika, Birds... Read More

Thoughts for Behaviour: The Art of Foundation!

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The Art of Foundation Art doesn’t really interest me. The museums with paintings etc they just don’t get me at all. Art is not just paintings, when I was younger I used to breakdance a lot. Breakdance is part of … Read More

A small grip of what we do….

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Kolmårdens Djurparks Animal Training I had the privilege too present Kolmårdens Djurpark at the IMATA 2016 conference in San Diego. What I presented was how we implement marine mammal strategies in the Zoo what gives a new view on how simple foundation … Read More

Thoughts for Behaviour: Predictability vs Unpredictability

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Predictability vs Unpredictability I have worked in various zoos and aquariums around the world over the last 11 years what gave me many new experiences along this road. Im always amazed about how trainers/keepers find solutions for problems and how they … Read More

Thoughts for Behaviour: Choice and Control as part of foundation in mixed exhibits.

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Choice and Control as part of foundation behaviours. Walking through the backstage areas Im thinking about how infrastructures can affect the training of the animals. It has a lot of effect if we think about it. At Kolmårdens djurpark we … Read More

Training a Hornbill

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Training a Hornbill The last month the bird team at Kolmårdens Djurpark has been busy being proactive on foundation behaviours. Beside the hornbills they are making sure other birds on the department will reach the same level so we can give … Read More

Review of the Lion Recall at Kolmårdens Djurpark

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Review of the Lion Recall at Kolmårdens Djurpark The success story continues, our recall works out very well and we keep on improving this great behaviour for the safety of our visitors but questions remain for many of us and … Read More

Thoughts for Behaviour: Mixed exhibits and their animal management.

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Mixed exhibit management. Mixed exhibits is not something from today but its being done in zoos for a while now. The beautiful part is when its done right it looks stunningly beautiful. I’ve been to quite some zoos over the … Read More

Separating 21 Chimpanzees

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Separating 21 Chimpanzees At the Ape house in Kolmårdens Djurpark we house a group of 21 chimpanzees. There are around 4 to 5 possible backstage areas where we can separate our animals. Connected to the backstage area there is a big … Read More

Thoughts for Behaviour: Do You have a Good Relationship With Your Animals?

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Measuring the relationship… I’m always wondering how far having a relationship goes in the eyes of us trainers. I mean do we value relationships the same as what we have between each other? If this is the case we might need to … Read More

Result of a Re-Structure 2014 -2015

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Result of a Re-Structure 2014 -2015 In Oktober 2014 we started to re-structure the training of all animals at Marine World (marine mammal department at Kolmårdens Djurpark). With a great team and superb individuals we started to reach higher grounds … Read More

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