In 2008, the Minnesota Zoo initiated a behavioral study concentrating on the Japanese macaque troop. The purpose of the study is to better understand the female dominance hierarchy and how rank influences social relationships. Data collection will focus on factors potentially influencing the troop's behavior and hierarchy. The study will also compare the group’s activity budgets with those of wild Japanese macaques. Data from this behavioral study can be used to design enrichment activities for the troop.
Year Round Internship Opportunities:
This internship requires 20-40 hours per week for 10 weeks. Interns will be using standard behavioral observation techniques to collect the data for this study.
Responsibilities for the Behavior Management Internship include conducting behavioral observations, recording and entering data, as well as interacting with Zoo guests and providing interpretive information.
Must be able to use a computer and hand-held computer devices (e.g. Palm Pilot)
Duties to include:
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