Zoo Animal Nutrition Course

Zoo Animal Nutrition Diploma course

Zoo Animal Nutrition Diploma course

Course Price:  £399

£180 followed by 3 x monthly payments of £90.

(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and course registration)

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Continued Professional Development

This course counts for 72 hours CPD


Please note, this course is available at the discounted rate of £299 for all students who have also enrolled on the Zoo Animal Care, Behaviour and Welfare Diploma course.

Zoo Animal Nutrition Diploma
Level 3 (Advanced)

The Zoo Animal Nutrition Course is relevant for anyone working or volunteering with Zoo or Safari Park Animals. 

The nutrition of zoo animals is critical to maintaining physical, physiological and mental health.

This course explores the general principles and practical elements of feeding captive herbivores, omnivores and carnivores.

Learn about the range of impacts that poor nutrition can have on the health and welfare of animals in captivity and about the legislation and governing body guidelines of feeding zoo animals. Learn how research and technology has led to the improvement of zoo nutrition.

The course also examines how to make the feeding routine more enriching for captive herbivores, omnivores and carnivores. 


Module 1

History of and Progress in the Nutrition of Zoo Animals

This module serves as an introduction to zoo animal nutrition and explores the importance of nutrition, relationships between nutrition and welfare, natural diets and natural methods of feeding (enrichment). 

Learn about the history of feeding large animals and some common misconceptions of nutritional needs. Explore how zoo nutrition may evolve in the future.


Module 2

The Nutrition of Herbivores

Learn about the general principles of feeding herbivores in captivity. Gain an understanding about the evolution and taxonomy of herbivores and how this impacts their dietary needs. 

This module also explores common nutritional diseases and ailments of herbivores in captivity.

Learn why nutritional disease is common in herbivores and how to evaluate nutritional management solutions that have been tried and tested.


Module 3

The Nutrition of Omnivores

Learn about the general principles of feeding omnivores in captivity. Gain an understanding about the evolution and taxonomy of omnivores and how this impacts their dietary needs. 

This module also explores common nutritional diseases and ailments of omnivores in captivity.

Learn why nutritional disease is common in omnivores and how to evaluate nutritional management solutions.


Module 4

The Nutrition of Carnivores

Learn about the general principles of feeding carnivores in captivity. Gain an understanding about the evolution and taxonomy of carnivores and how this impacts their dietary needs. 

This module also explores common nutritional diseases and ailments of carnivores in captivity.

Learn why nutritional disease is common in carnivores and how to evaluate nutritional management solutions in different species of carnivore.


Module 5

Practical feeding solutions and feeding enrichment

Learn about the legislation and governing body guidelines of feeding zoo animals.

This module also explores the practical elements of feeding zoo animals and includes information about food storage, food preparation and how to calculate dietary requirements.

Learn how to make the feeding routine more enriching for captive herbivores, omnivores and carnivores.


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Free with this course 2 ebooks - over 600 pages of exclusive content - Volunteering with Animals and Working with Animals, compiled and written by the Animal Jobs Direct team of animal care professionals.

£399

 £180 followed by 3 x monthly payments of £90

£299 (Please note this discounted rate is only available for students who have already enrolled on the Zoo Animal Care, Behaviour and Welfare Diploma course)

(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and course registration)

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