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Who Am I? Trainer recognition through behavioral association with South American sea lions (Otaria flavescens) and Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) More

Training Birds of Prey:

From Jesses to Complete Free Choice more

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Choose Your Own Adventure: Effective Enrichment Through an Understanding of Choice more

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Who Am I? Trainer recognition through behavioral association with South American sea lions <em>(Otaria flavescens)</em> and Pacific bottlenose dolphins <em>(Tursiops truncatus)</em>

Who Am I? Trainer recognition through behavioral association with South American sea lions (Otaria flavescens) and Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)

A common question directed to training staff from guests visiting marine mammal facilities is, "Do the animals recognize you?" Of course, as trainers we all hope this to be true, especially as significant contributors to their lives. However, can our animals tell us apart? How do we know this to be true?

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Training Birds of Prey: From Jesses to Complete Free Choice

Training Birds of Prey: From Jesses to Complete Free Choice

The main objective of Landgoed Hoenderdaell is to ensure the wellbeing of its animals, and the historical bird of prey show no longer achieved this objective. Neither did the way the birds were housed. This is why a new plan was developed for the birds’ housing and for the show.

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Regional Reports

Regional Reports

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Conservation Briefs

Conservation Briefs

Swim-With Humpback Whale Programs – Gillnets and Bycatch – Marine Megafauna using Man-Made Underwater Structures

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Back to Basics

Back to Basics

Choose Your Own Adventure: Effective Enrichment Through an Understanding of Choice - “Kickballs, huh?” That is the question the Marine Mammal Care staff at the Aquarium of Niagara found ourselves asking while we watched one of our female California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) finally take interest in enrichment.

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Off The Shelf

Off The Shelf

Book Review: The Soul of an Octopus, by Sy Montgomery

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Back to Basics

Choose Your Own Adventure: Effective Enrichment Through an Understanding of Choice

Off The Shelf

Book Review: The Soul of an Octopus

Notices and Announcements

Information on upcoming workshops, seminars, conferences, and more

Animal Facts

Polar Bear

Scientific name: Ursus maritimus

Green Conservation

Wood Use

5,110,398 tons, amount of copy paper used by 109 million people (39% of U.S. population)