Great Ape Cardiac Health Workshop

In consultation with the Orangutan SSP Steering Committee, Cameron Park Zoo is cancelling the 2020 Orangutan SSP Husbandry Workshop and the Advanced Husbandry Course. Government actions at the national, state and local levels have required zoos across the country to be closed for an extended period of time to limit community transmission of COVID-19, and we recognize that many institutions will be unable to allocate travel funds for their staff members in the wake of this unprecedented health crisis. Individuals that have already registered for the workshop and/or husbandry course will receive a full refund.

Since many people have reached out to Cameron Park Zoo about hosting a Great Ape Cardiac Workshop, we have decided to host two one-day workshops on October 20, 2020 and October 22, 2020 in place of the full Orangutan SSP Husbandry Workshop. These workshops are free of charge and will feature hands-on training opportunities in addition to discussion and instruction from Cameron Park Zoo staff members and Dr. Susan Friedman, a psychology professor at Utah State University who has pioneered the application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to captive and companion animals.

Great Ape Cardiac Health Workshop

October 20, 2020 and October 22, 2020– 9am-6pm
Each workshop will cover the same content so only one day is needed
Limited to 20 people per day

We will focus on voluntary non-anesthetized blood draws, arm and finger blood pressure methods, EKG and details of echocardiograms. There will be hands-on training, orangutan training demonstrations, and presentations. There will be a talk from Dr. Susan Friedman, a psychology professor at Utah State University who has pioneered the application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to captive and companion animals.
To register please e-mail orangutan@wacotx.gov

Waco Hotels/Motels close to Cameron Park Zoo, Waco, Texas

  • Courtyard by Marriott – 1.2 miles
    101 Washington Ave.
    254-752-8686
  • Hilton Waco – 1.3 miles
    113 S. University Parks Dr.
    254-754-8484
  • Resident Inn Waco – 1.6 miles
    501 S. University Parks Dr.
    254-714-1386
  • Hotel Indigo Baylor – 1.7 miles
    211 Clay Ave.
    254-754-7000
  • Red Roof Inn Waco – 2.6 miles
    720 Martin Luther King Dr.
    254-752-3388
  • Hampton Inn Waco North – 4.8 miles
    4259 N IH-35
    254-412-1999
  • Holliday Inn & Suites Waco Northwest – 5.2 miles
    1801 Development Blvd.
    254-799-9997