Attended 2009 AKAA Symposium and Shape-Africa Workshop, Entebbe, Uganda
Letter from Julius:
23 May, 2009
Workshop Coordinator, The Shape of Enrichment
Allow me from the bottom of my heart extend my sincere thanks to the Lee Houts Fund for the sponsorship to attend, and also to present, in my first workshop of this nature. I have been a keeper for more than eight years but have never had this chance.
I learnt a lot from this workshop, most especially on enrichment and I also got contacts with other keepers.
I can assure you that I am never going to be the same again. It's just a matter of time before I start participating in sending in pictures and articles about enrichment for my animals. I would like to conclude by saying thanks very much.
I remain yours faithfully,
Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Entebbe, Uganda
Le Xuan Lam
Attended the 2011 Shape-Southeast Asia Animal Enrichment and Training Workshop, Subic, Philippines
Letter from Le Xuan:
24 March, 2011
I would like to thank you for the Lee Houts Scholarship and the excellent education I received in the Animal and Training Workshop in the Philippines. During this workshop I found out that all the lessons I received are valuable not only for me but for the wildlife in my country.
All the lessons I received were amazing, such as how to solve animal behaviour problems and how to make enrichment to enrich them.
The way you and your colleagues gave the lesson to us was also very clear and understandable. I was really impressed with the demonstration of dolphins who were trained to let you draw their blood without using any anesthetic.
With the experience I had at this workshop, i think I can solve many problems and questions in my job much faster and easier.
In conclusion, your gifts has been appreciated and will continue to be most helpful in the future.
Thank you again,
Le Xuan Lam
Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station
Wildlife at Risk, Viet Nam