Training

Zoomarine's husbandry practice, regarding most specimens under our care, and especially marine mammals and birds, is based on positive reinforcement training.

This training is particularly important given our preventive medicine approach because all our specimens are subjected to regular medical check-ups, just like us.
 
Training voluntary medical behaviors allows for medical check-ups and exams to be performed without stress to the animals, veterinary and trainers teams. This allows a more reliable evaluation of the individuals' clinical condition.

Additionaly, this approach enables the participation of our specimens in science projects to be a positive moment, as the species are free to participate or not in the sessions.