The Lemur Conservation Foundation is delighted to welcome Molly Lykins as our new 7-month husbandry intern. Molly joins us from Topeka, Kansas and is a graduate of Washburn University where she received a B.A. in Biology and a B.A. in Psychology.
Molly’s experience includes internships at the Topeka Zoo and the Oglebay Good Zoo. Molly was also a Temporary Lemur Keeper on St. Catherine’s Island where she participated in the daily care of the island’s free-ranging ring-tailed lemur population. Molly’s love of primates began during her first internship and was reinforced during her time on St. Catherine’s Island. Molly now knows lemurs will be a part of her continuing career path and is excited to work with them once again.
LCF’s 7-month husbandry internship is designed for dedicated individuals that have a college degree in an animal related field. The internship receives a bi-weekly stipend. Interns are trained and then work independently to provide daily husbandry, enrichment and enclosure maintenance to our lemur colony. Interns are also trained in animal management techniques and have the opportunity to participate in animal training sessions. Interns will work side-by-side with our keeper staff to learn skills and techniques necessary to provide care for the lemurs. To learn more, click here.