Monday, January 9, 2012

Class Time for the Interns!

With the rain keeping us inside, it was time for the Laws and Regulations class for the interns! In this class, the Animal Care interns at IEAS learn some of the basics laws and regulations that are set at city, county, and state levels for exotic animal ownership and care.

These insights into the exotic animal management standards can help interns in their future careers working with these exotic species. Understanding the reasons for such standards makes the proper care and safety of working around these animals a priority. Through this class, interns learn how IEAS has exceeded the standards set for the care of the Sanctuary's resident animals in many ways. For example, it is stated that the minimum habitat size requirement for a tiger is 800 square feet. At IEAS, the smallest habitat we have for a tiger is approximately 3,000 square feet.

This is one of the many classes that IEAS interns have the opportunity to take part in. Other classes include Firearms Safety and Grant/Proposal Writing.

Check out more about our Intern Program HERE!

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