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I'm the Happiest Person I Know: My Fulfilling Career in Animal Care

Part of the Science-in-Action Speaker Series at CSM
Wed Apr 28, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Jaleh Janatpour - Animal Care Supervisor
UC Davis Animal Care Supervisor - B.A. in Biology

Jaleh has been working as an Animal Care Supervisor at the California National Primate Research Center for the last 17 years. Jaleh graduated from Sacramento State with a degree in Biological Sciences in 2000.

Jaleh was a Sacramento County Senior Animal Control Officer/Supervisor for three years.  She was responsible for managing and maintaining animal housing areas and environmental enrichment for approximately 24,000 animals yearly including cats, dogs, livestock, exotics and wild animals.

Jaleh worked as a Senior Animal Trainer and Animal Care Supervisor at Marine World Africa USA for ten years.  She was responsible for maintaining housing, safety and security of land animals on exhibit and involved in species management programs for animals including camels, giraffe, primates, big cats and rhinoceros.  She created, implemented and supervised multi-level training programs for staff ranging from animal handlers to senior animal trainers.  Jaleh established the park’s koala breeding program.  She acted as the on-site program supervisor and direct liaison with Australian Parliament and San Diego Zoo providing required detailed documentation of animal status and care for koalas in the Species Survival Program (SSP).

Currenly, she supervises 30 Animal Technicians who care for 1500 hundred animals, providing daily husbandry and environmental enrichment.  She is the Instructor for the dart gun safety and practical for all of UC Davis.  Jaleh also manages the trapping, spay/neuter and release of the CNPRC community cats.

 

When not focusing on work and saving lives, Jaleh enjoys training, designing new enrichment devices and toys for her dogs and Bactrian camels.  She also finds some time for her hobbies of bird watching and marksmanship.

 

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