As zoos have evolved, conservation education and animal husbandry have become vital components of animal care. Continuing education and supplemental training are now a necessity for animal care providers who want to build a career in the zoo world.
The lack of public perception of their true plight is why giraffes are facing what legendary conservationist Sir David Attenborough called in 2016 a “silent extinction.”
Have you ever felt the ground move beneath your feet? I don’t mean the regular earthquakes that Southern California experiences, but the soil that we walk on. It is teeming with life, and each square foot hosts billions of residents, wriggling throughout it.