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Explore articles and advice on wildlife and related topics; and extracts from ebooks written and published by ACS Distance Education.

Brown Bears

By ACS Bookshop on May 27, 2018 in Wildlife | comments
This large Bear species ranges in areas of Eurasia, North America and Canada.  Populations across Eurasia have declined and in some areas, like the United Kingdom, are completely wiped out.  Most abundant populations belong in Canada, Russia and North America where there is more natural land available.  Depending on their location, Ursus arctos distribute across open tundra, forested areas and mountain regions. 


Ungulates are mammals which have hooves or structures like hooves on their toes. They include most of our farm animals: horses, cattles, sheep, goats, pigs and others, as well as many very important wild animals. 

A draft extract from soon to be published ebook on Working with Animals. Check this site to buy a copy when available.

Learning anything about animals will not only help you get a job, and experience; but it will more importantly, help you keep the job, progress in that job, and develop a sustainable career.
Getting qualified alone is never going to guarantee a sustainable career. Learning can come from doing formal courses or informal in house training within your job, training with an external agency, taking a course and so on. 
It is important to understand the differences between different types of courses; and to choose what you study according to what will help your career the most.


Smart Sharks

By ACS Distance Education on October 15, 2013 in Wildlife | comments
Since sharks are able to communicate with audio and visual signals, the use of sounds and coloured boards have become part of shark training routines (similar methods are used in dog training). One of the best techniques to achieve success in shark training is through using food. Here, the shark will see or hear a “target stick” that the keeper holds in their hand to indicate to the shark the command that food is available. The shark approaches the stick and rubs its nose against it while waiting to be fed. It should take no more than an intensive 3 month period of training for a shark to learn to respond to commands.

All about Parrots

By ACS Distance Education on August 29, 2013 in Wildlife | comments

An Extract from our ebook "Birds" by John Mason and staff of ACS Distance Education, published August 2013.


Superorder: Neognathae
Orde: Psittaciformes
Families: 1
Species: 352