A YouTube Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Two Zoos

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In a recent Letter from Karen, Karen writes:

"The baboon, seeing the syringe, presses herself sideways against the bars. The keeper starts to touch the syringe to the animal's hip..."

We decided to look around to find some video footage of this sort of training procedure being undertaken at a zoo. Here's what we found:

From Bronx Zoo

Tiger being trained to accept a "pole syringe"


From Indianapolis Zoo

Dolphin Husbandry with commentary


Polar Bear Husbandry using "protected contact"—big teeth, big paws!


Baby Rhino "Zuri" being weighed, targeting


Grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy! Oh, and in case you were wondering, no, you can't keep a pet baby rhino no matter how cute and no matter how easily trained they are...


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thank you

for digging those out. They are great!