Event Title

Life as an Animal Care Intern at John Ball Zoo

Presentation Type

Poster/Portfolio

Presenter Major(s)

Biology

Mentor Information

Terry Trier, triert@gvsu.edu

Department

Biology

Location

Henry Hall Atrium 30

Start Date

13-4-2011 9:00 AM

End Date

13-4-2011 10:00 AM

Keywords

Life Science

Abstract

In this presentation I will show what it is like to be an Animal Care Intern at John Ball Zoological Garden. I will explain my daily routine and the hard work that it takes to be successful in a zoo setting. My poster will include photos of myself while working as well as many others including the animals I interacted with. I worked primarily in the Tropics building so most of my presentation will reflect that experience. I was also able to do my own project where I observed how different types of enrichment affected the corral animals, which I will explain further in my presentation. This presentation will depict my 12 weeks at John Ball Zoo and how the experience has helped me with decisions about my future. Hopefully, after hearing what I have to say, others will realize that being an Animal Care Intern is a worthwhile experience, and that once-in-a-lifetime experiences can be well worth the sweat and blood.

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Life as an Animal Care Intern at John Ball Zoo

Henry Hall Atrium 30

In this presentation I will show what it is like to be an Animal Care Intern at John Ball Zoological Garden. I will explain my daily routine and the hard work that it takes to be successful in a zoo setting. My poster will include photos of myself while working as well as many others including the animals I interacted with. I worked primarily in the Tropics building so most of my presentation will reflect that experience. I was also able to do my own project where I observed how different types of enrichment affected the corral animals, which I will explain further in my presentation. This presentation will depict my 12 weeks at John Ball Zoo and how the experience has helped me with decisions about my future. Hopefully, after hearing what I have to say, others will realize that being an Animal Care Intern is a worthwhile experience, and that once-in-a-lifetime experiences can be well worth the sweat and blood.