By Adam Lepkowski The definition of zookeeping has changed rather drastically in the last two decades, and for a much longer period, many zoological facilities were places for entertainment. A dynamic shift has occurred in the profession as the era of conservation gains steam, and the job of each animal care professional is now requiring a wider understanding of their charges in the wild, and how … Continue reading Animal Care Professional: An Alternative Career in Biology
By Barbara N Garrett I have loved elephants my entire life but about two years ago, my love for them escalated to deep concern about them. I was starting to hear stories of how the African elephant was on a fast track toward extinction, being poached for their ivory tusks. I began reading everything I could about what was going on in Africa, who was responsible … Continue reading Why I’m Never Going to Be an Elephant Keeper
There are a few different definitions of the term ‘naturalist’. Merriam Webster defines the term as both ‘one that advocates or practices naturalism (the doctrine that scientific laws are adequate to account for all phenomena)’ or ‘a student of natural history, especially a field biologist’. EnvironmentalScience.org, on the other hand, defines naturalism as a field of science similar to but ultimately different from biology, as … Continue reading What Is A Naturalist?