NEI TEC Talks – Building Resilience and Assessing Risk

As much as we may want to, we cannot protect our animals from all the things that will frighten or frustrate them. What we can do is help them build resilience and develop the coping and problem-solving skills to navigate…

As much as we may want to, we cannot protect our animals from all the things that will frighten or frustrate them. What we can do is help them build resilience and develop the coping and problem-solving skills to navigate life’s challenges. Resilience building has been used for many years in some aspects of animal care but not considered enough in other areas. The process can present risks, and we will discuss ways to assess and mitigate these risks as well as getting the caretaker team on board with them.