Tropic World - Primates

One of the largest indoor mixed-species exhibits in the world, this unique facility represents the tropical rain forests of South America, Asia, and Africa. Tropic World exhibits many species of primates and mammals. Tropic World is divided into three sections (South America, Asia, and Africa), with a total of eight different animal runs. Interns serving a term of 12 weeks will work with Primate Department keepers in most areas of Tropic World. Duties will include enclosure maintenance, food preparation, routine animal observations, and daily interactions with the public. Interns work closely with Primate Department staff to learn about animal husbandry, positive reinforcement training, mixed-species exhibits, and tropical rainforest conservation.