Ever wonder what it is like to train animals in a beautiful backdrop of the San Diego hills? Now you can find out! Follow around ABI trainers Hillary Hankey and her team as an Animal Trainer for a Day and participate in our training programs. Our guest trainers learn how to prepare diets, feed the animals, and assist with regularly scheduled training sessions. Whether it’s with one of our farm animals or a bird of prey, each animal receives one on one care and positive reinforcement training. Birds occupy a valuable niche in the wild and we discuss how their role at ABI, the behaviors we train, and the enrichment we provide them all tie in to their natural behavior.
Whether you have had a lifelong interest in animals, are an aspiring or zookeeper, are looking for a fun family activity, or would just like the opportunity to get closer to animals, this program was developed by popular demand and provides an unexpected appreciation for living and working with incredible and fascinating bird brains.
This special event is being set up to photograph the birds and other animals in a natural setting.
Check out our FAQ section and let us know if we can answer more questions.
Our Terms and Conditions will help maximize your time with the animals, and include suggestions on what to wear.
You will receive an email with details and directions within 24 hours of event registration. Check your spam folder and make sure to follow the driving directions, as we are out in the country.