On this visit, the students learnt all about assessing and managing behaviour in a zoo environment. This included creating enrichment for the chimpanzees, in which they witnessed some excellent tool-use capabilities when the chimps had to retrieve some of their peanuts from the moat.
The students were also lucky enough to have a behind-the-scenes look at the complexity of training chimps for a range of health monitoring protocols, including vaccination and sonography.
To top off the day, our students were asked to undertake a welfare assessment of the newly constructed Aardvark enclosure, and visited the amazing newly born giraffe – Wilfred!
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University Centre Peterborough currently has around 700 students on over 30 different degree level programmes.
Park Crescent, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 4DZ