Best Practices in Animal Keeping - 2015
Date: April 27 May 2, 2015
Location: Buffalo Zoo
Description: Best Practices in Animal Keeping (formerly Advances in Animal Keeping) covers the essentials of animal keeping across all taxa. The course focuses on the very highest standards in animal husbandry, in combination with problem solving, team building and interpersonal skills. You will engage with professional colleagues and apply what you learn back at your home institution.
Principles of Elephant Management II-Orlando 2015
Date: May 18 21, 2015
Location: Disney's Animal Kingdom
Description: Principles of Elephant Management II focuses on the skills necessary to safely accomplish all of the AZA-required elephant behavioral components. Live training demonstrations and hands-on experiences will be utilized to combine the teaching of advanced elephant principles with best occupational safety practices.
Crocodilian Biology and Captive Management
Date: May 29 June 5, 2015
Location: St. Augustine Alligator Farm
Description: Crocodilian Biology and Captive Management concentrates on the captive maintenance techniques, husbandry, breeding, and special requirements for the care of crocodiles, caiman, gharials, and alligators in zoos and aquariums.