Oh my!!!😍 What a wonderful, wonderful photo by @carolstewartphotos! Total cuteness overload. Solitary and secretive, leopards are tough to find but the beauty and sheer power of this predator is readily apparent once sighted. Unlike lions, leopards hunt solo, relying on stealth through grasses and bush to launch a surprise attack from close range; they will often get to within less than a couple of metres of their unwitting prey. The challenge continues even when successful though, as lions, hyena and a variety of scavenger birds will harass a leopard for its prey, meaning the cat often uses incredible strength to haul its catch into the branches of a tree.
🎉 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗞𝗿𝘂𝗴𝗲𝗿𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗿 𝗔𝗽𝗽 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗹𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱! 🎉
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To say I am happy is an understatement! I have guided for many years and mainly for dangerous game animals, but I must say that walk and stalk hunting with a bow in a free range area tests your skills and Witt beyond your comprehension! It's truly humbling and unbelievably rewarding when everything comes together. Enjoying this new hobby and excited to see what the future holds.
Get a grip! This mother Abyssinian colobus has no problem holding her baby and moving through the forest canopy in southwestern Ethiopia. It’s amazing because this species of monkey only has four fingers on each hand ... no thumbs!
Shhh!🤫 Family time!💚🐘 BIG BIG FAMILY!🙌🏽 If y’all only knew how happy and fulfilled I felt in this moment💕 my favorite wild animal, the gentle giant.💕🐘
I love how they just sauntered across the road with so much swag lol the rest of the animals will be in my stories. By the way, the last clip is a DEAD ELEPHANT CARCASS! Tour guide told us there are many cases of Anthrax breakouts in Africa’s Wildlife, especially in Elephants! Burning the carcass is the best way to stop from spreading the disease!😱
How to get exotics experience in vet school: Go to your local zoo or aquarium!
☀️Over a summer, many zoos have internship programs! Understand that depending on the role you may not be in direct contact with animals as many interns serve in education roles, but that’s not a bad thing! Communication with the public and education are KEY skills for veterinarians in any job 👩🏼🏫
🧪Get involved in research! Zoos are constantly trying to improve the welfare of their animals and many conduct research on nutrition, enrichment, and other diseases. Again, you may be working more with data than animals in these projects but exotic animal medicine places precedence on research. 🧠 We dont know enough about all species in our care and when working with exotic animals, it’s vital to contribute to the body of knowledge on them!
👩🏼⚕️ Ask about shadowing or externships. If you’re having trouble making contacts, reach out to your alumni office to see if there are any zoo vets in your area that attended your vet school; they might be willing to let you shadow. Externships are amazing ways to get zoo experience, just know that many of these you will have to apply EARLY for (some up to two years in advance) so determine what institutions you’re interested in and inquire.
🦛 Get a zoo membership! I got an aquarium membership last semester and it’s had amazing effects on my mental health 🧘🏼♀️ Its fun and their enclosures/enrichment inspire me to add more to my pets and patients lives ✨
Have you ever worked at a zoo?