Maja Hampson

Research, zoo keeping adventures, art, unicorns

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Jun 26, 2013, 6:50 AM
​It was interesting visiting another zoo after I had been working as a zoo keeper for a while. I saw zoos with totally different eyes. Captivity has become something totally different to me, but that aside there are other details that I noticed. A lot of people ask me the “whys” of our zoo design. Some of them even say “well at such and such a zoo it was like this,” and they wonder why we don't do the same thing. Here's some big differences I've noticed between my zoo and the zoo's I've visited.
Jun 10, 2013, 6:45 AM
​For those of you who have been to a zoo before, you may have noticed that the animals behave a bit differently when their keepers are around versus when we're not. Animals recognize our vehicles, our voices and the way we look. Some times they take changes in our appearance very seriously.