Josh attends sealion meet

Trainee Keeper, Josh Luxton, has returned to DZG brimming with new ideas after attending a sealion training meeting.

The two-day BIAZA certified course at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire covered a host of topics including the husbandry and training of aquatic mammals, enclosure design and enrichment.

Josh said: “It was a really interesting course and it was good to talk to other zoo keepers who work with sealions and we got to watch their sea lion show too.

“I especially found the enrichment section really useful and I’m keen to devise some new enrichment for our four Patagonians, including floating devices and large blocks of ice.”