ANSC 455 South Africa Zoo Husbandry and Management

This Loop Abroad course takes place at the Lory Park Zoo in Johannesburg, South Africa, one of the few zoos in Africa accredited by the Pan African Association of Zoos and Aquaria. Students will learn how to care for big cats, small cats, cubs, primates, birds, and reptiles in a zoo setting, including proper handling, husbandry, management, and enrichment. They will also learn about zoo involvement in research and community education and assist in these projects, as well as learn from specialists in the conservation and care of specific species, including the black footed cat and vultures.