How to care for zoo animals


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How to care for zoo animals

  1. 1. By Jack Koop
  2. 2. At our zoo it is important that new zoo keepers such asyourself, do a good job insuring that the safety,protection, and health of the animals are met, alongwith allowing for the visitors to be comfortable.
  3. 3. Common name: ChimpanzeeScientific name: Pantroglodytes Chimpanzees are primates that live in the wet savannahs and rainforests of Africa and have a wild lifespan of about fifty years. As omnivores, their diet consists of various fruits, and plants, along with the occasional small mammal. At our zoo, the chimps are strictly herbivores, and can live up to sixty years.
  4. 4. Chimpanzees are a complex species of animals who arevery similar to humans. Both humans, and Chimpsenjoy interaction with one another. But, with anyrelationship, some form of privacy is required. At theChimpanzee exhibit, there are areas that are out ofview from the visitors to give the Chimps their ownprivacy.
  5. 5. There is a thick glass window that seperates theanimals from the guests to keep all parties safe. Also,large, tall brick walls separate the outside of theexhibit from the inside. This insures that the Chimpsstay in their habitat, and that guests cannot get in.The exhibit still allows for visitors to view much of thechimps habitat.
  6. 6. At our zoo, all visitors are welcome, especially thehandicap. All exhibits, including the Chimpanzeeexhibit, have wheelchair ramps the allow for theaccessibility of the handicap.
  7. 7. Chimpanzee’s DNA are similar to humans, andChimps can catch many human diseases, and illnesses.It is important for zoo keepers to make sure that thevisitors do not come into contact with the animals.Also, there are animal specified first aid stations inevery exhibit, along with an infirmary located in theback of the zoo.Kits contain vaccinations,bandaging, vitamins, andother medicines.
  8. 8. Since the Chimpanzee exhibit includes many climbingstructures, and hammocks for sleeping that are highoff the ground, it is important that zoo keepersroutinely check the stability of said structures.Also, zoo keepers should check on the safety of theprotecting walls, gates and windows.Kits contain vaccinations,bandaging, vitamins, andother medicines.
  9. 9. Severe weather is everywhere on the planet, and affectsall animals differently. Every exhibit offers protectionfrom the harshest of conditions.The Chimpanzee exhibit offers protection fromelements like; wind, hail, thunderstorms, and severehot and cold temperatures with a small barn likestructure. It is just large enough to house all of theChimps at one time.
  10. 10. Common name: Antelope GroundSquirrelScientific name:Ammospermophilus harrisii Harris’ Antelope Ground Squirrel is from the southwest region of North America, and eats mainly insects, and green vegetation.
  11. 11. Like at the Chimpanzee exhibit, public viewing safetyis extremely important at the Squirrel exhibitThis exhibit also features glass windows to give visitorsprime view points into the exhibit habitat of thesquirrels.The exhibit is large enough for the squirrels to escapethe presence of visitors, but small enough for zookeepers to keep track of all of the animals.
  12. 12. Like all exhibits at the Zoo, the squirrel exhibit isaccessible to handicap visitors. Ramps lead into thebuilding that houses the habitat, and visitors touringin wheelchairs can roll right up to one of the manyviewing windows to see the squirrels.
  13. 13. The Squirrel exhibit is housed in a building that ishome to many other small mammals. In that building,zoo keepers have access to any first aid, medicine, orother kinds of treatment needed for any of the animalshoused in that building.Also, an infirmary is located in the back of the zoo,capable of treating all animals.
  14. 14. There is little to maintain for zoo keepers in thisexhibit, because it is much smaller compared to largemammal exhibits.Zoo keepers will need to make sure that thecorrect, warm temperature is maintained in theexhibit. Also, they need to make sure the exhibit isstructurally sound, including the glass viewingwindows.
  15. 15. Since the exhibit is inside of a well built building, notrue severe weather threat stands. Zoo keepers justneed to make sure that a backup generator is alwaysready in case of a power outage. That way, the correctclimate can be maintained at all times.
  16. 16. All zoo keepers need to make sure that the exhibitsthey are responsible for are fed, watered, and cleanedon the regular, appropriate basis.