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Training tigers behind the scenes

Posted by: Rebecca Whitham, Communications

Keepers train our tigers and sloth bears behind the scenes to get them to cooperate with their daily care. But in our new exhibits, we’re bringing the behind the scenes front and center with special training areas in the exhibit.

You’ll get to watch keepers interact with the animals up close as they train right in front of you! Training is an essential part of providing excellent care for these intelligent, powerful animals. It's a lot easier to give medicine to or examine a body part of a massive tiger when it is cooperating!

When you Give Ten for Tigers, you help us bring this and other cool features to the zoo! Thank you.