Studying and understanding primate behavior is essential to the overall assessment of their welfare. Currently, the National Zoo’s primate research group is studying regurgitation and reingestion (R/R) behavior in gorillas and orangutans, and how it may be related to diet, feeding techniques, husbandry, and activity. Interns will observe and collect data on R/R behavior daily under different conditions. Data analysis and progress reporting will also be required.
Interns should be able to commit to six months minimum. We are currently recruiting applicants able to start November 2012.
October 26, 2012
Please send the following materials in one mailing to the primate unit by email email@example.com.