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Zookeepers play such a key role in your animal welfare, and you can watch their every move in Planet Zoo. They will use Staff Paths to move efficiently between habitats and the Keeper Huts. PlanetZoo Zookeeper Videogame

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Hi, I'm Cara! I received my degree in Wildlife Conservation Biology from the University of Rhode Island. I started working with animals at my local zoo 18 years ago, and that has been my whole life since. I moved down to Florida four and a half years ago, then I joined the Busch family shortly after. I enjoy working with all different types of animals. That includes everything from reptiles, birds of prey, and mammals. buschwildlifesanctuary zookeeper NZKW2019 thepalmbeaches TravelMatters zookeepersunited keeperstrong IMAKEEPER

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Moustique et Orchidée, les deux Poneys Shetlands du Parc Argonne Découverte 🐴 . Ce sont les premiers pensionnaires à avoir fait leur arrivée au sein de la Petite Ferme suite à une saisie après des actes de maltraitances. 🐎 . Si l'on souhaite adopter un poney, il est important de leur apporter des conditions de vie adaptées à leurs besoins et à leur bien-être (des soins quand c'est nécessaire , beaucoup d'entretiens, de l'espace, de la compagnie) 📷 : Nikon D3200 SIGMA DG FOR NIKKOR 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 MACRO . 📲 : Lightroom CC mobile . Photo ©Monde Animal Photographie - 07/04/2019 poney shetland poneyshetland pony shetlandpony ponette instaponey instapony olizyprimat ardennes parcargonnedecouverte zoolife world_bestanimal wildanimals wildlife animallovers animal_captures animalphotography animalshots animalpics fauna wildlifeanimals animalportrait photographieanimaliere zookeeper zookeeperlife soigneuranimalier mondeanimalphotographie mondeanimal mondeanimalier

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🎥I’m heading to sunny San Diego for the premiere party for “The Zoo: San Diego,” which will air on Animal Planet on August 10th! I am so proud of the SDZ and Safari Park for their passion and hard work! Who’s gonna support AZA zoos and watch the 2 hour premiere on AP!? ✋🏼 . zookeeperrick - “Here’s the latest promo for our new show!

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As requested by annarondinella for National Zookeeper Week, here are some facts about Stanley! 🐻 Stanley is 7 years old. Grizzly bears in captivity can live to be in their 20s and 30s, so he’s still pretty ! 🐻 Stanley loves company and has no problem begging everyone for extra treats 🐻 Being in captivity and in Florida, Stanley doesn’t hibernate like bears in the north due to the good weather and his constant supply of food! 🐻 Stanley absolutely loves his bobbin and could probably win any tether ball game 🐻 Stan is literally the sweetest, cutest grizzly in the whole wide world * Stay tuned for video of Stanley participating in his weekly schooling!

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It's National Zoo Keeper Week and I want to discuss one of my biggest passions: Behavioral Husbandry. BH focuses on the mental well-being of animals through environmental enrichment and operant conditioning. Using both of these components, keepers can promote species specific behaviors that animals would display in the wild, while also creating a positive environment where they can choose to partake in their own care Behavioral Husbandry - Part One: Environmental Enrichment . By providing enrichment, keepers work towards meeting an individual animal's physical and psychological needs while allowing them to make choices in their environment. In the wild, animals have to find their own food, make their own home, and defend resources, all while avoiding predation! However, Zoos and Keepers take care of these basic needs for them, so we have to be creative to find ways to promote natural behaviors and add complexity to an animal's day No matter how small or large, feathery or hairy, scaley or slimey, each of our animals in the Animal Ambassador department are enriched daily. Working with such a wide variety of animals keeps us on our toes! To create effective, appropriate, and safe enrichment, we must know not only the natural history of each of our animals, but also their individual personal histories. It's a lot of histories when you work with over 70 individual animals! So, whether it's a scorpion hiding in a cardboard tube, a serval taking a cat nap in a box, a Savannah monitor exploring a scented bag, an armadillo forging for bugs in sand, or an animal artist making a painting there's something for everyone Side note: if you visit a zoo and don't immediately see enrichment in an animal enclosure, don't assume that means they aren't being enriched. Many times, enrichment is designed to be natural looking or might be a built in component in the enclosure. Keepers love talking about how they enrich their animals, so if you ever have a question, don't assume, just ask! 😁 . nationalzookeeperweek zookeeper zoolife centralfloridazoo enrichment behavioralhusbandry animalwelfare

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Happy National Zookeeper Week! A big part of a zookeeper's responsibility is thorough and consistent record keeping. Health records are very important so our animals get monthly weigh-ins to track growth, seasonal fluctuations, catch any possible illness early, and to manage proper diets. It's also exciting to watch our animal ambassadors grow, like Nemo our sand boa, who has doubled in size since he was surrendered last summer! boa tortoise beardeddragon reptile hedgehog animalambassador wildlifesanctuary animalhusbandry zoolife zookeeper wildlifeeducation nationalzookeeperweek babyanimals

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DidYouKnow a zebra’s stripy coat is thought to disperse more than 70% of incoming heat, preventing the animal from overheating in the sun 🦓

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🇦🇺 Australian Summer has started here at Longleat! 🕺 Prepare yourself for our foot-stomping, finger snapping, toe tapping, back flipping End of Day Hooroo! ⏱️ 5.50pm in the Main Square each day!

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I am truly lucky to work with and around some of the most dedicated, caring, inspiring, and talented people (and animals)! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s National Zookeeper Week and whether you help promote conservation through animal behavior, public outreach, veterinary care, or even rescue - you are helping support such a greater cause, community, and mission that I’m so damn proud to be a part of. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every day I am challenged. I learn something new. I laugh until my stomach hurts and smile until my cheeks hurt. And wake up realizing we still have so much work to do globally. Thank you to everyone past and present who has inspired me from the time I was 3, and taught me till this present day. Y’all are the best. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cheers to the best colleagues around - this week is for you! 💙

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Secretary birds are distantly related to buzzards, vultures, harriers, and kites. But unlike their raptor cousins, secretary birds spend most of their time on the ground. But can they fly? Of course! They may spend their days on the ground, but secretary birds are good fliers and nest and roost high up in acacia trees at night. I’m uploading a longer version of this video on my YouTube channel https:www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GYv4HCkMSk Prints are Now in store- www.slaveikaart.com Music: Cooper Cannell- Sprightly Pursuit secretarybird sahara eagle raptor prints originals bird birdsofinstagram birdart birdman animalkingdom watercolor illustration animal animallovers animalart zookeeper workinprogress artstudio artprints timelapse wip speedpaint aquarelle postingartworks watercolorblog watercolorillustration watercolorpainting homedecor video

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Caring for animals is smelly, dirty, and exhausting. But it's also exciting, rewarding, and fun! Thank you to all our amazing animal care staff that provide the best care to our animals NationalZooKeeperWeek 🐠🦈🐊🦆🐙🐾💕

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Training Tuesday: while working as a zookeeper at a local zoo, I built the start of their training program. Zoe, the Red Fox, was uncomfortable training with me in the enclosure at first. Training using protected contact and giving her a choice to leave the session allowed her to gain confidence. We quickly built more trust and she became one of my training rockstars. Allowing choice and understanding what the animal is comfortable with assists us in moving forward with behaviors. trainingtuesday positivelywildllc positivelywild operantconditioning positivereinforcement trainingconsultant animaltraining animalbehavior training behavior wildlife backthezoo zoo zookeeper conservation redfox fox wildlifetraining protectedcontact

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Happy national zoo keeper week to all my fellow animal caretakers, wildlife rehabbers, animal educators, conservation warriors, and zoo keepers Thank you for being parents to all sorts of species 💕 This crow came to us as a baby unable to walk, or move. A month later, he is now in one of the outdoor flight cages pounding food by himself 🙌🏻 I LOVE corvids they are my favorite birds up there with the hawks. We currently have 3 crows in rehab and a permanent resident blue jay in the aviary 💙 crow raven bluejay corvid bird birdkeeper zookeeper nationalzookeeperweek zookeeper wildlife wildliferehabber conservation animaleducation animaleducator lovemyjob blackbird birdrehab animalconservation wild wildlife corvidbirds birdsofinstagram cutie baby caretaker science biology environmentalscience

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यदि तीर्थ यात्रा से भगवान खुश होते तो केदारनाथ और नीलकंठ जैसी घटनाये ना होती।तीर्थ यात्रा का प्रावधान किसी भी शास्त्र और वेद में प्रमाणित नही हैं। d gayboy sad sa sneakers kabirisgod wool maha mahadev mhakaminari kavady kavadyatra shrawan6897_ kanwer haridwar ko lordoftherings lordshiva zookeeper fashion la l lasvegas a love abhjunkies yuvrajsingh vines qu cutecouples

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Laura is the aquarist who takes care of quarantine, St. Louis, sturgeon touch pool, and more! Here she is helping move a fish from quarantine to an exhibit! Can you tell what kind of fish shes moving? Check out our stories to find out! AquaristNotAquarius zookeeper nationalzookeeperweek

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It’s nationalzookeeperweek in the States rn, so take a second to celebrate the Zookeeper in your life - and if that Zookeeper is you: bask in the glory that is this magnificent vocation: what we do is sooooo much more than picking up poop and “playing” with animals - let’s all take a minute to reflect just how imperative the role of a zookeeper is okurrrrt

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Meet Seamus a prehensile-tailed porcupine! This little dude was born on April 25 and is doing amazing - his mom Izzy experiences health complications after birth and couldn’t nurse him while she was receiving antibiotics, so our team of dedicated animal care staff stepped in and hand-reared him until he could join his mom back in their home in the Nocturnal building. Both mom and kiddo are doing great and Seamus has almost quadrupled in size since he was born! 📷: Zoo Photographer Heidi

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We are grateful to Scenic View Landscape & Garden Center for the amazing, HUGE logs they recently donated for our critters to enjoy! It took a team of people to get the logs into place, but, as you can see, animals like Loid and Aldo were excited about them right away. Thank you, Scenic View! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ThankYou Grateful BlackBear AfricanLion Zookeeper Zookeepers ZooLife Zoo

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So, this is obviously not a picture made by me. But is a picture of my grandfather who worked in the zoo a long time before I was born. Absolutely love it how it catches his essence, and actually this is a style I would choose. Would like to find the photographer and tell them how dear this picture became to his family. unknownphotographer grandfather blackandwhite feelthelove zoopictures oppasser zoomnl zookeeper Ouwehand uitdeoudedoos chimponshoulders portraitphotography portretfoto Ouwehandsdierenpark TheNetherlands magical

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There’s no mystery about why wildlife is under threat. The assault comes from harmful human activity and global warming. But a lot of damage by us humans is done unknowingly. Zoos are hugely popular attractions for adults and alike. The opportunity to have close encounters with animals is a powerful tool, which creates sympathy for wild animals and their ecosystems. Feeling a splash from a dolphin on your face, smelling an elephant or hearing the sounds of orangutans around you, gives an experience that most people only will get at a zoo. But are they actually a good thing? Zoos are facing the hardest attacks by activists in their history. Despite the role they play in education, conservation and breeding program's. Being critical and demanding good animal welfare at a zoo is not a bad thing. Zoos should and always will have to improve the way they keep there animals. If you look back trough time you can obvious see that they did make changes to offer better conditions for there animals, and most places continues to do so. A lot of activists nowadays are using old or misinformation to push there agendas, and by doing so, disinforming the public. Especially when it concerns dolphinaria. But are the attacks somehow based on real facts? https:www.loroparque.com/pdf/encyclopedia.pdf wildlife zoos family education conservation photography joy cute nice orca dolphins zookeeper love trainers instawild animalphotos wildlifephotography

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Zookeeper Takeover Good morning everyone! I’m Tiffany, a part time keeper at Amazing Animals and want to bust some keeper myths for you! Let’s take a look at what most people think I do all day vs. what I actually dostarting with some capybara love (which is awesome) but most of my day is actually spent scooping poo! nationalzookeeperweek zookeeper poopscooper capybara zookeeperlife amazinganimalsinc

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【Chiyo-hime's Confections & Cuisine】 ⁣ ⁣ THE PRINCESS IS BACK With a simple trick today! We're going to talking about candied fruits In my last recipe I mentioned that I candied lemons to decorate the blueberry lemon layer cake, and I know~ You're curious to know how I did this right? ⁣ ⁣ Candied fruits are simple to make and you can even try it without any heat if you've got the time! With heat be sure to slice your fruit pretty thinly so the the candying process doesn't take FOREVER unless you're working with strawberries or hard-to-slice fruits that are smaller in size. For strawberries you can certainly just quarter them. From there you use a sauce pan and about a 3/4 a cup of water, 1 cup of sugar, your fruit of choice, and 2 tablespoons of said fruit juice. Dissolve the sugar and water in the pan and bring it to a low boil then add your fruit. Stirring occasionally, simmer the fruit and mixture for 15-20 minutes before removing the fruit from the liquid and letting it cool. Without heat, get a tupperware container that's able to fit the fruit and about half the amount of sugar and water and throw it all in there. Mix IT by SHAAAAKING! ⁣ ⁣ Good, stop. ⁣ Refrigerate it. ⁣ ⁣ Come back sometimes to say hi and violently shake again to remix and coat the fruit with a sugary coating. For best results, give it at least 24 hrs, but push the limits if you please. Just not too far. Then enjoy ⁣ ⁣ OH yeah Save the liquid afterwards It's GREAT for sweetening teas Until next time loves odorite odottemita DanzooDash dancecover dance japanesefashion anime anisong idol followme kawaii animeconvention idolgroup lovelive jpop netidols performers jfashion dzd wotagei zookeeper cute jpopdance aidoru otaku dancers fashion model photography