Jul 17, 2019
One of the greatest things about a Zoo is to see how animals behave in an up close and personal environment. The Toronto Zoo produces daily shows that provide you with the opportunity to experience how their behaviours in the wild could be used to demonstrate conservation messages such as picking up litter and putting in the recycling bin.
I had the pleasure to sit down with Ashley Fell and Brendan Bonner, Zoo Keepers at the Toronto Zoo, this week to discuss how they work with the animals to show off their natural abilities. Ashley and Brendan discuss using positive reinforcement in the training as well as making calls as to whether the animals are feeling up for participating in the Wonders of Wildlife Show on a particular day. It’s a very interesting process.