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Biology Students Work with Local Zookeepers

The students in the tiger group studying their subjects and looking for interesting behavior issues.

The students in the tiger group studying their subjects and looking for interesting behavior issues.

Students in Dr. John Niedzwiecki’s Animal Behavior Class will work with a zookeeper and their animals during a spring semester project focused on understanding specific animal behavior. Projects may have to do with dominance, stress, mating displays or the effectiveness of enrichment activities. Students will present their findings to zoo staff and the general public in April.

Participating students will be working with tigers, elephants, clouded leopards, kangaroos, bongo bongos, lemurs, fish, night active herptiles and birds.