Exotic Animal/Wildlife Veterinary Technician Job Description

What is a Wildlife Veterinary Technician? Just as in pet veterinary medicine, veterinary technicians that specialize as the animal’s nurse and assistant to the veterinarian. With a specialty in wildlife, veterinary technicians work with wild animals often in zoos, aquariums, … Continue reading

The Other Skills Needed for Jobs in Wildlife

Some skills you need may seem obvious if you are seeking jobs in wildlife.  Such a career requires education and experience in cleaning cages, animal handling, wild animal nutrition, veterinary medicine, and enclosure construction and maintenance. If your work involves … Continue reading

Oil Spill Effects on Wildlife: It Only Takes a Drop of Oil

Harm to wildlife, predominantly waterbirds, is where you’ll see the most obvious oil spill effects. Many birds that encounter oil do not survive. Oiled wildlife that do survive, face both short-term and long-term health consequences. Learn how oil affects waterbirds … Continue reading

Environmental Education Job Description

With careers in environmental education, job titles may be Wildlife Educator or Interpretive Specialist. Wildlife educators usually work at zoos or other wild animal facilities and most often educate school children in schools. Interpretive specialist usually work at federal or … Continue reading

Oil Spill Responder Job Description

Large oil spills such as the Alaska Valdez and Gulf spills make headline news. Once the headlines fade away, most people’s thoughts of oil spills also fade away. However, smaller spills continue to occur without headlines, making oil spill response … Continue reading

5 Famous Biologists Who Have Made a Big Impact on Science and Wildlife

5 Famous Biologists and Their Contributions in Biology Biology is a science with many deviations. Famous biologists, like Jane Goodall, may focus on the social world of other mammals or work tirelessly to save wild animals harmed by human development. … Continue reading

Wildlife Rehabilitator Job Description

Wildlife Rehabilitator Job Duties Working as a wildlife rehabilitator is one of those jobs in wildlife that will have you working directly with animals. The central goal of a wildlife rehab center is to provide care for sick and injured … Continue reading

The Ecological Impact of Oil Spills

By Jkala M. Assar The Exxon Valdez spill of 1989 slicked over 11,000 square miles of water and altered 1,300 miles of pristine Alaskan coastline. Originally, wildlife mortality was estimated to be nearly 250,000 sea mammals, fowl, and other coastal … Continue reading