Thursday, April 03, 2014

Heard Museum Award Recognizes UNT Animal Training Services

Pops and Uno did not always cooperate with the museum staff at the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney. They would run away and play rather than follow directions. Fortunately, University of North Texas students of behavior analysis found ways to train the precocious ring-tailed lemurs and teach these techniques to staff who work with the primates on a daily basis. The Heard Museum is a refuge for animals, many of which were abandoned or taken from the wild and need proper care. The museum recently recognized UNT students and their professor, animal behavioral expert Jesus Rosales-Ruiz, with a “Birds of a Feather” annual award, a commemorative plaque given this year for the students’ outstanding training solutions and long-term service on behalf of the animals. more

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