VOLUME 16 #3

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At work with elephants

Ashley Carter
Ashley Carter

ALUMNI | Ashley Carter, AG’05, was recently hired as an elephant keeper at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla., one of the nation’s largest zoos. An animal science major, Carter and her co-workers are responsible for the care of five female Asian elephants, setting up and maintaining their habitat and helping to monitor the ongoing breeding program. “We also interact with the public throughout the day, in front of the habitat,” says Carter, who credits the hands-on experience she had in her UD classes with preparing her for her current job. “We talk about our training techniques and answer general questions about our elephants.”



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