I’m scheduled to give a talk to an audience at the Beardsley Zoo in Connecticut next month on topics relevant to ecological health and conservation medicine. These emerging field disciplines are popular right now, just as veterinary epidemiology has become a hot topic among interdisciplinary collection-based research programs. They are not just popular. These health […]Read More Jungle Yellow Fever
Metacognition Study I don’t know that I’m not smart enough to understand all the implications of these rigorous experimental studies of ape cognition. Metacognition research is supposed to elucidate how higher vertebrates understand, control, and manipulate their own cognitive processes. At the same time it begs the question if the readership demographic most suited to […]Read More High Functioning Simians: Calculus Anyone?
Several people made excellent comments in response to the academic training inquiry concerning preferred scholastic programs for wild animal keepers. I would add that two-year degree in a zoo tech program or a two-year vet tech degree permits you to spend less time in school, gain credit through zoo husbandry rotations, and make contacts with […]Read More Animal Keeper Training Programs (scholastic)