Southwick's Zoo

Primate Intern

May - August 2023 • Mendon, MA

What I liked

Zookeepers and other staff were exceptionally professional and had protocols that made me feel safe and respected while working with the animals. Learned a lot about zoology and zoo management.

What I wish was different

Wished it was a longer internship.


Get used to animals noises. And if your working with the primate department, especially get used to the chimpanzees. They're a little scary, and their calls can frighten you if your not accustomed. Also they can sense your fear, so relax.
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