In late April, the Captive Wildlife Management course, under the instruction of Dr. Valorie Titus, ventured in the rain to the Bronx Zoo. The students were treated to a keeper chat in the Reptile House (where Dr. Titus used to work as a post-doc) and a tour of the Wildlife Heath Facility by the lead veterinarian at the zoo.
The students enjoyed visiting the exhibits and observing a number of training demonstrations. The following day, which was much sunnier, the class traveled to Coney Island and the New York Aquarium, where they were toured around the open facility, observing a number of exhibits under construction and some training demonstrations. They received VIP treatment and toured the soon-to-be open shark exhibit (opening June this year). The class enjoyed seeing how exhibits are designed and how conservation messages are conveyed to the public. A great time was had by all!