The Institute of Biology of Ireland, as part of the 2017/18 Activity Series, invites its members, families, friends and the general public to attend this lecture, “Animal Care in Dublin Zoo – My journey as a Zoo Keeper “, presented by Brendan Walsh, Zoo Keeper, Dublin Zoo. Attendance at the lecture is free to all.
The Institute of Biology of Ireland wishes to thank the various personnel at Dublin Zoo for their help and cooperation in offering this lecture.
About the Lecture:
This lecture will analyse the role of Dublin Zoo in the modern day, from conservation to research. It will also look at Brendan’s 20 years of experience working there, and in wild animal projects around the world. Brendan will also discuss his five year study on Asian elephant sleep, which had some very interesting findings.
About the Presenter:
Brendan Walsh has a strong interest in animals, conservation and wildlife. He began working in Dublin Zoo in 1996 and in 2003 he progressed to become a much sought after role as zookeeper.
Brendan gained a Higher National Diploma in Animal Science from Cannington College, Somerset in 1999 and in 2001 he achieved a BSc (Hons) in Animal Management from Sparsholt College, Hampshire.
Animal behaviour and wellness are of strong interest to Brendan. He has had scientific papers published on Western lowland gorilla behaviour and management, Lar Gibbon rehabilitation, and Asian elephant sleep behaviours. Brendan loves being immersed in nature, near and far, and has travelled through every continent except Antarctica. Another great love of his is talking about animals!