Colobus Monkey training

Training animals is probably one of the best parts of a zookeepers’ day. You get to interact with your animals, and it’s for an important purpose. When I say “training” – it does not mean we’re teaching the animals to do tricks. Every behavior we ask our animals to do is for a specific reason. For the most part, it is to help us examine our animals up close without having to anesthetize them for a physical exam.