Animal welfare is not restricted to mammals! We help forward-thinking aquariums employ cutting edge behavior modification to dramatically improve the welfare of the sharks, rays, bony fish, octopi, turtles, alligators, and a whole host of other residents in their care.
Building Human-Animal Relationships
Welfare increases exponentially when animals receive individualized attention. They also learn to trust their caretakers, leading to voluntary participation in husbandry, medical and play sessions.
Photo: Cleatus, an Atlantic goliath grouper enjoys a 'spa day' at The Florida Aquarium.
Making Connections with Guests
Teaching animals is fascinating viewing for your guests. Whether it's impromptu learning sessions that your guests simply observe or fully immersed interactions, the more connected people feel, the more they learn. And a recent study shows that people who observe animals interacting with their caretakers believe the animals are happier. We agree!
Otter Selfie Station & Lemur Learning Demo
Penguin Meet N' Greet
Gator Classroom Demo
Shark & Ray Immersive Programs
Establishment of Individual Feeding Stations
This level of focus allows for personalized diets (as opposed to broadcast feeds), ensuring that every animal receives their needed nutrition. What's more, these animals often consume more, maintaining healthier body conditions.
Voluntary Husbandry & Medical Care
Teaching animals to participate in their own care is not an option - it's the standard of appropriate welfare in zoos and aquariums. We can teach animals to swim into nets or stretchers, allow measurements, to accept injections and blood collection, to enter induction chambers, take eye drops, allow oral inspections, and so much more. Cooperative veterinary procedures lead to healthier animals. And teaching animals yields better mental stimulation and less boredom. It's the right thing to do.