Anonymous asked: Do you work with animals? What kind?
I’m currently a student so I’ve just done internships. I’ve worked in trauma care for seabirds and raptors and did a 6 month internship in the primate department at my zoo and shadowed the hoofstock department as well. I’m currently waiting on whether or not I get an internship in another trauma clinic but for raptors doing more biology/field research work alongside the vets.
So in general I’ve worked with pelicans, sea gulls, eagles, owls, various primates, sloths, siamangs, and rhinos.
MIAO #houston #aquarium #downtown #tigers (at Downtown Aquarium)
I have no idea what these people were thinking keeping a cat like this. This animal always looks SO unhappy. And you would be too if you lived on concrete and NEVER saw the sun.
this is such a bizarre situation to me; i’ve been to the aquarium and it’s not as if i can remember everything about the topic, but i DISTINCTLY remember this exhibit and the fact that it was inside, and how weird that felt to me.
a lot of the aquarium has a mayan sort of theme, so i understand wanting to continue the aesthetic, and they do have pots and structures in the aquariums containing fish and i believe it’s the same with the herps as well, which i feel is perfectly fine— i think the python they have is in a similar room as the tiger, and cement/tile seems like it would be great for a snake to warm his belly with! i’ve seen people recommend slate tiles for snake/gecko habitats for that reason, nice even heating…
… and then you get to this, inside. when it would be extremely easy to carry over mayan/temple aesthetics in an outdoor exhibit, or even keep this as it is, and extend an outside exhibit area for the tigers. mayan-inspired fencing? bits of temple ruins outside? hide treats in jars for enrichment, etc., it would be so easy to just… make an outdoor exhibit, or indoor/outdoor, as houston does get quite hot.
i mean, from a design point of view i can sort of understand, but from a welfare point of view it’s… why? it would have been so easy to continue what you were doing but in a way that makes the tigers happier…?
I’m a bit bothered by the comment ” This animal always looks SO unhappy” because really determining such a thing from an outside point of view is… well not justified? All captive animals have a different reality of what makes them happy or not - that is why a captive tiger does not feel the same exact happiness as a wild tiger. I am no way condoning the usage of a completely indoor exhibit as I’m actually trying to refrain from commenting on it all. I’m just saying that giving that tiger or any animal that sort of standard without any bias besides ” This exhibit is not fit for this animal in my opinion” is incorrect. Remember that animals in the wild are not constantly on the move but lay down, relax, get bored, and even feel negative emotions too.
when someone barge in u room as u singin n dancin
lol my computer is fucking toast we cant figure out whats wrong
okay my friend is coming over today to fix my computer
I’ve been paying for a god damn minecraft serverand im getting on TODAY
I’m really surprised that I’ve seen nothing on my dash about the plane that has been missing for over 24 hours and they cant find the wreckage
URGENT MESSAGE: Watch this.
people need to stop personifying animals as if they share the same reality as us
because they dont
I got a 96 on my lab practical midterm in bio
National Geographic - Wild Russia
why is it
that on the days I need to focus and study and cram for the next four hours before a test is the day my roommates decide to wake up early and play loud music while they cook and invite people over who talk LIKE THEY ARE SPEAKING IN ALL CAPS