Exotic Animal Care

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Session Outline

During this talk, we will discuss the key factors that must be considered when caring for exotic species in a zoological collection.

Topics that can be covered include; accommodation design, enrichment, health checking and bio-security.


  • To be able to understand exotic husbandry methods used in zoological collections.
  • To be able to identify the importance of adapting husbandry methods for individual species.
  • To be able to discuss how animal welfare can be maintained to a high standard.

Curriculum Links

Level 2 and Level 3 BTEC (KS5)

  • Animal health and welfare
  • Maintaining animal accommodation
  • Exotic animal husbandry