Instructors: Cynthia Bennett, Gail Laule, Elizabeth Arbaugh, Mary Wulff
The Center for Zoo Animal Welfare is offering a workshop for animal care staff hosted by the Detroit Zoo. This unique four-day workshop is designed for animal care staff, supervisors, curators, and veterinarians working with all species of animals in zoos. The Workshop will present topics and exercises aimed at improving the welfare of captive animals by better understanding their perspectives and experiences. Participants will attempt to see the zoo through animal’s eyes, hear the world through their ears, smell the world though their noses, experience their world as they experience it.
The workshop will present topics relating to improving the welfare of captive animals, including understanding our limitations when we view the world through the lens of human perspective, identification of and problem-solving animal welfare issues through environmental modification and enrichment, positive reinforcement training techniques, and best husbandry practices. Workshop format includes lecture, discussion, small group projects, demonstrations, and multiple hands-on opportunities with animal environments at the Detroit Zoo.
For information contact:
Elizabeth Arbaugh, Animal Welfare Manager
Detroit Zoological Society
Tel: 248-398-0903 x3643 E-mail: Elizabeth@dzs.org
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