Identifying and applying current best practices in animal welfare is a cornerstone of AZAs mission. Empowering staff at all levels of animal care affords everyone the opportunity to flourish in their respective professions. Devoping a team of keepers and trainers who take pride in a culture created by a confident staff directly affects animal welfare.
Continuing education is critical for the staff and animals that zoological facilities are responsible for. A handful of staff can attend conferences a year, but what about the staff left behind? Bringing in a consultant to speak with staff and see training first hand is a great way to build the confidence and knowledge base of all animal care staff not just at the supervising level.
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