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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

He-Man the Harris Hawk

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He-Man the Harris Hawk He-Man is one of our 7 Harris Hawks preforming in the show “Wings”. He is one of the animals who knows a clear visual bridge. Due to a change in confidence we had to retrain him … Read More

Body Inspections On a Voluntary Base

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Body Inspections On a Voluntary Base One of the main goals in our zoo is to train the animals for proper body inspections. All of this in a voluntary way. We have various behaviours for various animals depending on the … Read More

Thoughts for Behaviour: To win or to lose?

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Are you going to win or are you going to lose? Observation is a powerful method useful before and in all training sessions. It can make you win the session or lose the session. I remember working with Killer whales … Read More

Gibbon exhibit extension by training

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From animals who where completely afraid of the keepers to an extension of their exhibit. We started in may 2016 to train our gibbons on call overs to various exhibits. We are still in progress with these animals but major … Read More

Thoughts for Behaviour: What about if the reinforcement is good for the animal?

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What About If the Reinforcement is Good for the Animal? Imagine this, you have animals who we know like certain types of food but you can’t give this to them or animals who seem to be ”happy” when they get … Read More

Swedish Zoo Training Chronicles

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Swedish Zoo Training Chronicles is project based on connecting Zoo’s together to share information. The main goal is that we do not have to reinvent the wheel again but connect with each other to talk about experiences. This will help … Read More

Enrichment Puzzle Boxes for Dolphins

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Enrichment Puzzle Boxes for Dolphins At our marine mammal facility in the zoo we have a very creative team of trainers who put together amazing enrichment projects. One of these projects is making enrichment into puzzle pieces what basically means … Read More

Recalls For Safety Scenarios

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Recalls for safety scenarios At kolmårdens Djurpark we started to train our pride of Lions a Recall. What means whatever you are doing come to the trainer or a set position. In our case we decided that we want to … Read More

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