Darren Minier

Darren Minier

oakland, ca

Conservation Society of California - Oakland Zoo, & Sonoma State University

Assistant Director of Animal Care, Conservation, and Research, & Research Affiliate

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Happy yo hear you liked it! More LabNotes to come, so please stay tuned!
Feb 24, 2019
Does increasing enrichment complexity for bears encourage them to work harder for their food?
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Thank you, Debra!
Feb 24, 2019
Does increasing enrichment complexity for bears encourage them to work harder for their food?
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Most likely, that is correct. They are built to uphold the weather, and will only likely be removed for detailed cleaning as or if needed.
Sep 22, 2015
Using smart feeders to increase lemur activity and stimulate human interest
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HI Steve! With these species and individuals, unlatching the front is unlikely. Liz has worked with them for almost 10 years, and provided guidance regarding safety in operation of the devise, as well as instillation. Regardless, even if the top becomes unlatched, the moving parts and electronics are protected so they would not be able to hurt themselves. Thanks for your concern!
Sep 22, 2015
Using smart feeders to increase lemur activity and stimulate human interest
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All support is greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!
Aug 30, 2015
Using smart feeders to increase lemur activity and stimulate human interest
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