This is part two of 2-part series with Nic Bishop, manager of Nature theater, Zoos SA [Adelaide, Australia]. CLICK HERE to listen to part one. Nic is a master story teller and shares many valuable tales full of superb learning opportunities. Here is what we cover in part two …
6:40 Nic tells us his thoughts on the importance of evolutionary heritage when thinking about our animals behavior.
8:13 At this stage of the podcast we head back to Samburu National reserve and Nic shares an amazing story of watching a Cheetah hunt a young gazelle.
10:38 Nic shares a delightful tale of watching two Rainbow lorikeets and some neat learned behaviors at a Cafe in Sydney.
12:23 Nic tells of an encounter with a black falcon and its fresh kill on a lonely country road.
14:00 Nic shares information about a joint venture he has started up with a good friend of his called behaviortects.
19:24 Nic share his thoughts and feelings about what he would like to see happen with Positive reinforcement animal training in the next 5-10 years.
Nic is a Humanimal fascinated with learning, behaviour and the art of storytelling. He has worked in the zoo world for the past 20 years in Australia and overseas, with a keen focus on birds and free flight presentations. These have blended with his background as an actor/singer to see him working internationally in the field of Nature Theatre in free flight shows in Australia, the Middle East and the USA. His local career history includes stints at Zoos South Australia, Taronga Conservation Society and Alice Springs Desert Park, as well as establishing a learning group called Behaviourtects. Other pursuits include natural history illustration, cartooning and story telling as an actor/singer in the Adelaide theatre scene. He is currently the Manager of Nature Theatre at Zoos SA.