Behaviour management is happening all the time and when keepers and the public share space with an animal, behaviour is being influenced. with knowledge of the practical application of behaviour science, the zoo keeper can plan to influence behaviour in a way that is better for the animals, the environments they live in, the people who visit them and the people who care for them.
Ethically applied behaviour science allows the caregiver to provide low stress animal husbandry and veterinary care, where the animal is an active participant. It helps in the safer transportation and interactions with/around the animals amongst many other great benefits.
Chirag consults with zoos, aquariums and those facilities caring for wild animals living under human care. Caring for these animals has changed over time and it is well established and accepted in the modern zoo community that an excellent animal care program combines the use of ethical and science based behaviour management and training. Chirag has consulted on a range of animals from Elephant, Big Cats, Turtles, Birds, Equids and Reptiles.
Chirag is also an invited speaker and teacher at various zoological events including the:
ABWAK, Association of British and Irish Wild Animal Keepers Husbandry workshop, London Zoo, 2013 with Dr Susan Friedman.
BVZS, British Veterinary Zoological Society annual meeting, 2013.
ABWAK Husbandry workshop, London Zoo, 2015 with Jim Mackie.
ABWAK Annual Symposium 2015, Paradise Wildlife Park.
He has also been invited to join the BIAZA, British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums Animal Training Focus Group as the Scientific Officer and External Behaviour & Training Consultant.
We offer single visits and packages, specifically designed to fit in with an individual organisation. You are welcome to discuss with us how the requirements and plans for your organisation.
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