There were about 40 participants from Southeast Asian rescue centers and zoos attended the 1st Southeast Asian Animal Enrichment & Training Workshop from the 4th – 7th October 2010. This workshop was hosted by Wildlife Reserves Singapore and instructed by Gail Laule (Active Environments) and Valarie Hare (The Shape of Enrichment).
I am very fortunate to have the chance attending the workshop. It was a very useful workshop where all of the participants have the chance to follow lectures on the behavioral managements, techniques of positive reinforcement training and comprehensive enrichment program. Besides that, we also being given a hands-on opportunities to implement various enrichments strategies inside Singapore Zoo.
Here is a link for more pictures on our enrichment setting in the zoo.
Over the course of four days, 30 participants were shown how to keep animals in a captive environment, stimulated. The participants came from 20 organisations in the region, including zoos, rescue centres and wildlife parks.
Photographers Desmond Foo and Ng Sor Luan show you the various techniques used at the workshop.