The City of Alexandria and LSUA held a press conference to announce the creation of a one-of-a-kind program in Louisiana.
Director of the Alexandria Zoo Dr. Max Lakes is grateful to LSUA for offering a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a Concentration in Zoo Sciences.
“This is going to allow students from the very outset to have the skills to where, maybe even start at a zoo somewhere as a keeper, go into other different fields or other types of animal care because they will have that knowledge available.”
Students will take classes at LSUA and receive hands-on instruction in the live environment of the zoo.
Dr. Max Lakes says, “They’ll have their core classes that they’ll get at LSUA and then they’re going to come here at the zoo for specific classes so how to work with different types of animals, how to actually take care of them, what …