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ABWAK Suid Keepers’ Workshop

ZSL London Zoo - Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 September 2023

in partnership with BIAZA Certified Training

If you would like to present at this workshop please contact Hannah at h.owens@chesterzoo.org  Registration is FREE for speakers

    Another first for ABWAK, and we are delighted to be bringing you this two day workshop for a very under rated family of animals.  Kindly hosted by ZSL London Zoo and organised by a collaboration of passionate suid keepers from Chester, Wild Place and ZSL, who want to share their knowledge and expertise in the care of these species and are inviting other suid keepers to do the same.

    Topics to be covered will include:

    • History of Suids at London Zoo and Suid Taxonomy
    • Red River Hog station and hand injection training
    • Red River Hog  TAG update
    • Nutrition
    • Tony Nevin, Osteopath  - laser therapy on Red River Hogs
    • ZSL Whipsnade breeding success and ultrasound of Visayan warty pigs
    • Johanna Rode-White, Cologne Zoo, Chair of IUCN Wild Pig Specialist Group - Wild Pig Conservation and the Threats Faced from  African Swine Fever
    • Babirusa husbandry

    Plus practical sessions on enrichment building and body condition scoring, open discussion for peer to peer learning and sharing, and animal enclosure tour.

        Don't miss out - put this date in your diaries!

        Priority booking will be given to suid keepers - please contact the organiser before trying to book if you do not work with these species but have good reason to want to attend.

        Bookings will not be confirmed unless online registration is completed and full payment has been made.  Places are limited.  Cost for ABWAK members and BIAZA members £40; non-members also welcome £80.  Tickets are for two days - no single day tickets.  Refreshments and lunch are included in the price.

        ABWAK provide grants for our members to help fund attendance at our events.  Check out the grants page in the members' area of our website for application forms.

        Book Event

        ABWAK/BIAZA Member Ticket
        Available Tickets: 60

        Ticket for ABWAK Members or keepers from BIAZA collections

        The ABWAK/BIAZA Member Ticket ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
        Non-member ticket
        Available Tickets: 60

        Ticket for non-members

        The Non-member ticket ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.


        Sep 20 - 21 2023


        All Day
        ZSL London Zoo


        ZSL London Zoo


        Lucy Manning