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  • Locations: Orlando, United States
  • Program Terms: J-Term
  • Restrictions: Drake applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Type: Drake Administered Housing Options: Hotel
Credit Type: Drake Credit Language of Instruction: English
Provider: Drake University
Program Description:
BIO 128L/ENSP 128: Zoo Biology
Michael Renner
This course will provide an overview of the field of zoo biology, with emphases on the role of zoos in conservation, species survival plans, captive management of small populations of exotic animals (especially including endangered species), and the use of behavioral research and environmental enrichment methods in captive animal welfare. The course will typically meet at Blank Park Zoo and will have a significant component of experiential learning.  Prerequisite: BIO 013 and Bio 25 or Psych 24, permission of instructor. Cross-listed with BIO 128L.

In the third week, the course will travel to Orlando, Florida, for a three-day intensive examination of the design, husbandry practices, and management of visitor experience at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which is a state-of-the-art zoological park. We expect outdoor conditions while in Florida to be moderate.

Estimated Range for 2019: $1,730-1,930 Airfare NOT included.


This program is currently not accepting applications.