Posted by: Wild Instincts | June 20, 2012

Intern Close-Ups

Our summer interns are coming to the completion of the 5th week of their summer internship. We thought we’d interrupt their duties for some quick get-to-know-you questions.

 

HOMETOWN: Charles City, Iowa

 SCHOOL:  Iowa State, Ames, Iowa 

STUDYING: Graduated May 2012, B.S. in Animal Ecology with Wildlife Care option

WHY INTERN AT WILD INSTINCTS? To get more experience working with mammals and handle animals we don’t see in Iowa.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL & WHY? Gray wolf. I’ve always loved them since I was little.

WHAT’S BEEN THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE HERE SO FAR? Remembering minute details about the care of so many different species.

FAVORITE CULVER’S FLAVOR OF THE DAY: Caramel Fudge Cookie Dough

BEST MOMENT SO FAR: moving the resident eagle into the eagle flight enclosure. It made all the hard work of putting up screen, predator proofing, substrate moving, perch installation, etc. worth it!

Kristina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOMETOWN: Buffalo, MN

SCHOOL: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI

STUDYING: Major: Wildlife Ecology (Research/Management) Minors: Captive Wildlife, Conservation Biology, Biology

WHY INTERN AT WILD INSTINCTS? I enjoyed volunteering here last year for a couple weeks. I wanted to come back for longer and learn more about cage building, enrichment and wildlife rehab.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL & WHY? Turtles. I always wanted one as a kid, but wasn’t allowed to have one. While in Costa Rica I got to watch sea turtles laying eggs on the beach. It left an impression on me.

FAVORITE CULVER’S FLAVOR OF THE DAY: Oreo Overload

BEST MOMENT SO FAR: Planning and building the furnishings and enrichments in the new raccoon enclosure.

Becky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOMETOWN: Salem, WI

SCHOOL: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI

STUDYING: Major: Wildlife Ecology (Information/Education) Minors: Captive Wildlife, Biology

WHY INTERN AT WILD INSTINCTS? I enjoyed volunteering with the Women in Natural Resources group here in the past and wanted to learn more. I did an internship last summer at a wildlife rehab center in IN and wanted to see how different centers operate.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL & WHY? Red Fox. I like their behaviors and we have the same hair color.

WHAT’S BEEN THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE HERE SO FAR? Learning bird anatomy.

FAVORITE CULVER’S FLAVOR OF THE DAY: Caramel Fudge Cookie Dough

BEST MOMENT SO FAR: Seeing all our hard work on constructing the eagle flight enclosure make a difference when we moved the resident bald eagle into it.

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