Bearizona Stays Positive When it Comes to Safety

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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 8:14 pm

Bearizona is home to animals from all around North America. Program Supervisor, Kyle Alexander, says positive reinforcement is important to keep both the animals and guests safe. He says, ""it is not like a circus, we reward the animals and don't force them."

Animal Staff Director, David O'Connell, says the positive approach is about figuring out what each animal likes and can be "as simple as touching their nose to a target." The employees of Bearizona want to build a relationship with each animal, so they know when people approach they will not be harmed. Bearizona is an animal sanctuary and provides education on human and animal relations.

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