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on 1 Jul, 13:08

Program Sukarelawan Zoo Negara 17.07.2016

Program Sukarelawan Zoo Negara 17.07.2016
Past Event Volunteer!
17 Jul
7:30 - 17:00
National Zoo of Malaysia
on 1 Jul, 13:07

Program Sukarelawan Zoo Negara 10.07.16

Program Sukarelawan Zoo Negara 10.07.16
Past Event Volunteer!
10 Jul
7:30 - 17:00
National Zoo of Malaysia
on 14 Jan, 12:31

Zoo Negara 8 Hours Volunteer Program

Zoo Negara 8 Hours Volunteer Program
Past Event Volunteer!
Zoo Negara Malaysia

Zoo Negara 8 Hours Volunteer Program
Date | 14 February 2016 Sunday
Fee | RM40 (RM10 Zoo Negara, RM30 Dri-fit T-shirt)
Volunteers | 80

Registration
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Account Holder | Muhyiddin Yaarop
Account No. | Maybank 164717086723
Whatsapp | +6012-2622309
E-mail | muhyiddinyaarop@yahoo.com

Kindly whatsapp (+6012-2622309) me your details
1) Full name
2) Identification card number
3) Contact number

Event Details
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The volunteer programme is open to everyone aged 16 years and above. As a volunteer, you must be willing to help the zoo in any appropriate tasks assigned to you throughout the 8 hours day, starting at 8.00 am.

We need volunteers’ aid in the following areas:

Promotions
Enrichment
Research
Education
Resource Centre
Grounds/Horticulture
Photography
Graphic Designs

In addition, we also need volunteers to aid* our zookeepers at the following exhibits.

Great Apes
Birds
Reptiles
Monkeys/Lesser Apes
Show
Bears
Aquarium
Children’s World
Big Cats
Hoof stock
Hospital

*Work given might not be according to volunteer preference.

Rules & Regulations
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This programme is open to anyone age 16 years and above. A registration fee is RM 10 per person for the contribution of wildlife environmental education programme.

Volunteers must contact the Education Department at least two days before the arrival of the registered date to confirm his/her attendance or group attendance and to cancel the booking date.

The group co-ordinator must bring along the latest completed list of volunteers which includes full name, contact number, signature and submit this form with the name list on the volunteering day. It is the co-ordinator’s responsibility to ensure that the group members read and understand the Rules & Regulations.

Volunteers are expected to arrive NO Later than 8.15 am. Late comers will NOT be entertained and will be advised to either come another day or pay the entrance fee to be a normal visitor.

Volunteers must wear proper attire while on duty. That includes covered shoes, long trousers. Open-toed shoes, shorts, jewellery and sleeveless tops are NOT allowed. Long hair must be tied neatly. Kindly use environmental-friendly food-packaging (NO styrofoam) should you wish to bring your own packed food.

Volunteers are required to wear the tag provided at all times while on site. Only three members from the group are allowed to patrol the group during the programme.

Work might NOT be given according to volunteer’s preference. It is important that volunteers are healthy when joining this programme in order to avoid any risk of transmitting diseases to the animals or others.

Volunteers are NOT allowed to record any pictures or video of the captive animals, indoor cage or animals’ night quarters.

Volunteers must never touch, handle or feed the animals at any time for any reason without the permission from the Zoology Officers or Supervisors.

Volunteers must never enter any enclosure with the animals without permission from the employees of Zoo Negara Malaysia and NOT allowed to remain in the zoo premises after working hours.

Volunteers must be careful and aware of all tools and personal belongings at all times while doing the programme.

Volunteers must immediately notify their group leader and Zoo Negara Malaysia’s employees if any accidents or mishaps happen while on site. Volunteers must NOT interfere with the Management of Zoo Negara Malaysia.

Volunteers are fully responsible for their own belongings, health and safety. The Management of Zoo Negara Malaysia, the Malaysian Zoological Society and its employees will NOT be held responsible for any accidents, loss, claims, damage and injuries to the volunteer and personal property.

on 12 Jun, 12:45

Panda Opening Ceremony in Zoo Negara

Panda Opening Ceremony in Zoo Negara
Past Event Volunteer!
25 Jun
14:00 - 19:00
Zoo Negara Malaysia

Panda Opening Ceremony

 

Came across this exciting event. They need volunteers. Go get involved! sadly I couldn’t help because I will not be available that time. Don’t miss the chance!

on 1 Jul, 08:06

Green Living Zoo Volunteer Programme & Enrichment Workshop

Green Living Zoo Volunteer Programme & Enrichment Workshop
Past Event
28 Jul
8:30 - 16:00
Zoo Negara Malaysia

This programme is limited to a maximum of 40 participants (ideally, 10 – 20 adults and 20 – 30 children). If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please email your details (name, age, MNS membership number and contact number) to wongeelynn@yahoo.com or send a text message to Ee Lynn at 013 228 6812 by 15 July 2013. Priority will be given to MNS members and registration of participants will be on a first come, first serve basis. Payment is to be in cash on the day itself, and to be given directly to the Zoo staff. Official receipts will be issued by Zoo Negara.

What is environmental enrichment for animals?

Malayan Elephant - Elephas maximus hirsutus

Malayan Elephant – Elephas maximus hirsutus

“Environmental Enrichment” is the process of providing stimulating environments for Zoo animals in order for them to demonstrate species-typical behaviour. This means that monkeys should be able to climb and swing, birds should be able to build nests, fly, look for food and elephants should be able to pluck fruits and play with water, just as they do in the wild. This enhances their well-being and stops them from being too bored or frustrated. It also allows animals to exercise choice and control over their environment. For example, animals should not be sitting in bare cages, but in enclosures with caves, holes, trees and rocks, so that they could sit in the shade or hide from humans if they choose to.

Enrichment includes the design of stimulating and naturalistic enclosures, the housing of appropriate social groups of animals (e.g. zebras, giraffes and ostriches together) and the introduction of objects, sounds, smells and other stimuli in the animal’s environment. At Zoo Negara, enrichment is an important part of the daily care of animals.
This is done partly through novel objects such as special toys for the animals, and food-related enrichment, where food is presented to the animals in a variety of ways, such as in puzzle feeders, or hidden throughout the enclosure. In order to get the food, the animal must use natural foraging behaviours and/or mentally solve the puzzle.

This keeps the animals mentally and physically fit. Novel objects and toys will also make the animals curious and stimulate their sense of touch, sight, smell, hearing and taste. he objective of enrichment activities is to keep the animals lively, happy, curious and active, and to encourage them to exhibit the same behaviour and instincts as they would in the wild.

Why Volunteer at the Zoo?

Malayan Tiger - Panthera tigris jacksoni

Malayan Tiger – Panthera tigris jacksoni

Nobody likes to see wild animals in captivity. But sometimes there just isn’t a better alternative or permanent solution in the event of wild animals confiscated from or surrendered by private owners, private zoos, circuses and petting zoos, where they are likely to have been born and raised in captivity. A good way of helping wildlife and understanding the challenges involved in operating, managing and funding wildlife facilities would be to volunteer at Zoo Negara, where you will be able to do hands-on work to create a safe, clean and healthy environment for the animals and be involved in enrichment programmes to stimulate the animals and encourage them to engage in natural behaviour such as foraging and hunting.

Zoo Negara now complies with the latest guidelines set by the World Association of Zoos and Aquarium (Waza)and South-East Asian Zoo Association (Seaza) and has increased its conservation awareness efforts. It no longer does elephant shows and there is a lot more emphasis on enrichment programmes for the animals. All the recently acquired animals are legally sourced and there is a great deal more transparency in the way the Zoo operates. The Zoo Volunteer Programme is not only a good opportunity for volunteers to get hands-on about helping wildlife, it is also an exercise in transparency. Volunteers can see for themselves that animals are not being denied the food and medical care they need, and volunteers can provide feedback to the Zoo management. Zoo Negara has also implemented a ban on styrofoam products and packaging within its premises, and the noisy diesel trams have been replaced with silent electric trams. All these efforts indicate Zoo Negara’s willingness to improve, and we should support and applaud these efforts and lend a helping hand

What do I have to bring or do?

  1. Please wear comfortable old clothes that cover the knees, chest and shoulders, and shoes such as trainers and sneakers that cover your toes. That means no shorts, slippers, dangly jewellery or sleeveless tops.
  2. Please bring your own drinking water, sunblock, snacks and a camera.
  3. You will have to pay a fee of RM30, which goes towards the purchase of food for the animals to be used in the Enrichment Workshop.
  4. Please bring cardboard toilet paper rolls, brown paper bags, clean coconut shells (collect these from outside sundry shops) and brown cardboard boxes to be repurposed into toys and puzzles for the animals.
  5. Please try to take public transport or carpool if possible. If you are driving, please try to park in the staff parking area or housing area next to the Zoo to avoid hefty parking charges.
  6. When you arrive, please enter the Zoo from Gate 3 and ask the security personnel to direct you to the Education Office/Library. We will all meet in front of the Education Office at 8.30 a.m. You will be asked to fill in forms and pay the agreed fee of RM30. The Zoo staff and education officers will then guide and coach us for the rest of the day. Please bring your used toilet paper rolls, boxes and other discarded materials with you so that we can hand them over at the Enrichment Centre.
  7. At the Enrichment Centre, you will be required to cut and join leaves, paper and other materials to make food puzzles and toys for the animals. The Zookeepers will then present the toys or food to the animals and you will get to watch the animals enjoy the fruits of your labour.
  8. Outside of the Enrichment Centre, you will be required to help the keepers clean up animal enclosures, wash food and water bowls, prepare food and feed the animals. Volunteers who are fasting and young children may be exempted from these duties.
  9. Upon completing your duties, you will be given plenty of free time to walk around the Zoo and observe the animals.

Featured image provided by Wikimedia Commons

on 3 Jun, 08:50

Volunteer with Zoo Negara!

Volunteer with Zoo Negara!
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Bored and want to spend your time wisely? Love animals? Then, be a volunteer at Zoo Negara!

The volunteer programme is open to everyone aged 16 years and above. As a volunteer, you must be willing to help the zoo in any appropriate tasks assigned to you throughout the 8 hours day, starting at 8.30 am.

We need volunteers’ aid in the following areas:

Promotions
Enrichment
Research
Education
Resource Centre
Grounds/Horticulture
Photography
Graphic Designs

In addition, we also need volunteers to aid* our zookeepers at the following exhibits.

Great Apes
Birds
Reptiles
Monkeys/Lesser Apes
Show
Bears
Aquarium
Children’s World
Big Cats
Hoof stock
Hospital

*Work given might not be according to volunteer preference.

Registration

Fill in a volunteer form and submit to the Education Department of Zoo Negara. You may obtain the form from Zoo Negara or print out the

CSR Form and post it to the following address:

Volunteer Application
Education Department
Zoo Negara
Hulu Kelang
68000 Ampang
Selangor, Malaysia

Should you be below 18 years of age, please get your parent’s / guardian’s signature on the form.

 

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