Time & Location
Oct 08, 2021, 3:00 PM EDT
About the Event
Incorporating winter dormancy into a husbandry routine means creating an annual cycle of management for temperate bears. Join the discussion on the benefits of torpor, how to provide for dramatic changes in seasonal needs, and thoughts on how to get the entire facility on the same page.
About Angela Gibson:
Angela has a background in animal behavior, completing a Master’s degree from Missouri State University in Biology. She is passionate about improving the captive welfare of bears, focusing primarily on the behavioral husbandry needs of North American species, developing welfare assessment techniques, and the husbandry management of seasonality. She is on the steering committee for Bear TAG, Bear Alliance, and has been a BCG Director since 2016.
Incorporating Winter Dormancy
Providing for the seasonal needs of temperate bears.