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Friday, March 11, 2016
The whole group! The five new interns and the two continuing interns.
This past week five new interns have arrived at IEAS. These
last few days have been very informative and exciting; by the end of the day we
are exhausted but it is very rewarding to know all the animals here are being
provided with the up-most care, resources, and respect they deserve. IEAS is
their forever home and this was clear the first day we arrived. During our
training period, two of us have been working with Christi in the upper section,
one working with Ann in the middle section and two working alongside Christina
in the lower section. After our work for the day is done, we enjoy meeting back
at the house to share information, cute stories, and experiences we had that
day. During one shift, we found out that Titan, the largest bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) at IEAS, will
not eat his piece of chicken if it touches the ground. Instead, the keeper will
place the chicken near the fence and Titan will cup his paw and scoop it into
his habitat to enjoy. How cute is that?!
Titan relaxing after enjoying his bone chicken
Another favorite story of ours is
about another bengal tiger named Khera and her love for her pool. Khera doesn’t
like to get her front paws wet, so when entering her pool she will back in
while keeping her front paws outside the pool where they can stay nice and dry.
We all enjoy giving tours to our enthusiastic guests and educating them about
our beloved animals and their life histories. Being an intern at IEAS has been
a great experience thus far and we cannot wait to learn more about the
different sections, the Sanctuary, and personalities of these amazing animals.
Khera heading to cool off in her pool
International Exotic Animal Sanctuary