February is my month of what I have come to call my Winter Slump. I don’t get a lot of writing done. This year, I… Continue reading Meal Deliveries: A Real Challenge for the Eating for Change Challenge
Happy Friday, everyone! I’m having a fantastic Zookeeper Week, celebrating all the dedicated professionals that make zoos a wonderful place for families, animals, and inspiring… Continue reading How to Train Your Dragon- Fandom Fitness Friday
Back in 2014, when I was still an active zookeeper, I was very much involved in the local American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) chapter and… Continue reading Poach Eggs, Not Rhinos
Punishment works, but sometimes, not the way you intend. Here’s why modern animal trainers don’t rely on punishment, and why we should push it aside… Continue reading Why Punishment “Doesn’t Work”
They call it a One Hundred Year Flood Event. There’s only one problem. These “every one hundred year floods” are happening every 4-5 years. It’s… Continue reading The Bad Becoming Normal– Desensitization and Punishment with Climate Change
June has quite a few animal themed holidays throughout the month. For starters, it’s known as Our World Oceans Month with World Oceans Day celebrated… Continue reading Pride Month in the Animal Kingdom
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