Here is a short video clip to give you ideas for goat training from the Philadelphia Zoo.
Click this link http://abc7news.com/1140420/ to see a short video clip featuring some examples of a zebra shark target training and allowing tactile, a sting ray netting procedure and vet exam, monitor lizard training for tactile and nail dremmeling and training penguins to stand on a scale during a public presentation.
Although this clip features a domestic cat the same principles can be applied to exotic animals as well. Medicating an animal fortunately can be as simple as hiding it in food. But some animals do learn to eat around the medication, not to trust certain food items, or end up being coerced into taking medications. […]
This clips features some very nice close ups of the sleeve design used for blood draw, injection and blood pressure cuff training for the sloth bear at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Close ups start at about :40 into the clip and continue to almost the end of the segment.
This clips gives more of an overview of the work done with Tiki at the Oakland Zoo. For more specific details contact Amy Phelps directly or get involved with the Giraffe Training and Enrichment chat group on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/183831431787028/
Click on the image of the alligator to watch a great example of the use of training to facilitate overall health checks and desensitize animals to touch to reduce stress for medical care. As the curator points out both staff members and animals are better prepared for interactions in a non stressful way, having gradually […]
Abstract: The Dallas Zoo is home to 0.1 Harpy Eagles (Harpia harpyja). The mature female hatched in 2002 has been on exhibit since 2004. In September 2007 Keepers initiated a training program to facilitate optimal care of this individual. Initial training included the use of targets to teach hands off behaviors such as moving from […]