e of different skills and qualities In order to be the Emirates Park Zoo Sea Lion Trainer who we are looking for, we are in search for a talented, caring and devoted Sea Lion Trainer who can:
Use operant conditioning (positive reinforcement techniques) to train the animals in their care. They also are responsible for providing appropriate physical and mental exercises to keep animals healthy and happy.
Keeping accurate health and behavior records, ensuring the habitat is properly maintained, and addressing the public during educational programs and demonstrations.
Additionally, trainers teach the animals behaviors that make it safer and easier to collect medical samples, perform exams, and administer medications. They usually assist the veterinarian with medical procedures and exams.
Marine mammal trainers must be physically fit and capable of working outdoors in changing weather conditions and extreme temperatures. They may also be called to assist with sick or injured animals.
Maintains daily reports, logs, training and enrichment records, research or veterinary records, as appropriate and according to established guidelines; requires basic skills with TRACKS and Microsoft Office software applications.
Maintains clean and organized exhibits, holding areas, service areas, and equipment.
Prepares and feeds appropriate diets as per established feeding practices and diet sheets.