I’m Sophie Savage, I studied myLevel 3 National Extended Diploma in Animal Management, BSc (Hons) Human Animal Interaction with Psychology and now MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare – all at Hartpury!
BIAZA Research Conference at ZSL
I’ve just returned from the BIAZA Research Conference, hosted at ZSL (London Zoo). It was fantastic to hear about all of the research that has been going on in the zoo world – including everything from techniques to identify tiny snails with paint, to training sea lions! It was incredible to network with a huge range of people, with a real mix of undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD students, as well as keepers and established researchers.
There were a couple of highlights for me. The first being a keeper talk on the new tortoise exhibit at ZSL which is outstanding and I believe will be changing public perception of the needs of perhaps less considered species. The other was a workshop on science communication – an area of real interest to me, and one I am considering pursuing in some capacity at some point in my career.