36 On curiosity, leadership and evolution as an animal trainer with Dani Poirier Larson

36 On curiosity, leadership and evolution as an animal trainer with Dani Poirier Larson

 

You can’t tell anyone to be curious, you can show them, you can inspire them, and you can lead with humility and grace

That’s what Dani Poirier Larson of the Southwick Zoo shows, the spirit she embodies and shows her team. You can’t see me in this conversation, but I was nodding and smiling the whole time. Dani’s words are so powerful and ring so true for a behavior enthusiast who wants to engage with the human and animal world around us as well as feel the fire of the enthusiasm of the team an audience around us. 

We talk about some incredibly powerful concepts and the way that Dani has taken on some incredibly challenging animal behavior.  

We talk macaw training, kookaburras, corvid challenges, and mental health. Tangents include nervous habits and the Nashville Zoo behavior team.

Lab Members, join us for our second anniversary of the Lab for Lives and giveaways!