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Relationship Status: In a Relationship or It’s Complicated?

As animal care professionals we talk a lot about the relationships we have with the animals we care for. All of us...

How Kolmården Zoo’s Training System Gave Hours Back to Their Keepers

Kolmårdens Wildlife Park is a zoo located south of Stockholm on the rocks of Sweden. Covering 370 acres they can call themselves the biggest...

The Importance of Proper Nutrition – Louise Guevara, Veterinarian

Positive reinforcement is not just applying an object or food source what helps increase the behaviour you want. It actually goes a lot further...

Making Decisions Can Make Or Break The Training Session

Cover Photo: Female chimp, Medina, is photographed at the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Lake Victoria, Uganda. She is fond of clapping and swinging her hands...

Training Medical Procedures; Urine Sampling

All of us who have animals in their life are connected to veterinarian technicians. Animals do get medical challenges running through their lives. As...

The Zoo Scientist; Zoos as Science Boosters

The need to discover new things and the curiosity to explain the unknown has led us to where we are now. It was the...

Training With A Laser Pointer

The Human Specie is an interesting specie to work with. They have strong social bonds and detailed complex thinking. Some are extraordinary smart and...

Top 6 myths about zoos

We all meet these myths almost every day. Lets just bust them once and for all, ok? Feel free to share and use, as...

Training a Group for Individual Reach, How?

Over the years in my career I had the privilege to learn many new ways of training. My killer whale path took me to...

5 Animals That Wouldn’t Exist Without Zoos

Conservation plays a big role in zoos today. Some of the work we do is long term and it can be hard be hard...

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