Spotlight on zookeeper Matt Stierhof and his work with ring-tailed lemurs
Thursday July 24, 2014
In celebration of National Zoo Keeper week, we asked keeper Matt Stierhof what he loves about Franklin Park Zoo's ring-tailed lemurs:
"Working with our lemurs has been an incredible learning experience. Ring-tailed lemurs have unique personalities and they also rely heavily on their olfactory (smell) senses. This allows me to provide innovative enrichment for them on a daily basis which may consist of perfumes, browse, puzzle feeders and so much more.
I always dreamed of having a career working with animals and love teaching others about nature. Becoming a zookeeper allows me to work with incredible animals and inspire zoo guests every day. Best job in the world!"