Student Spotlight: Alexis Fisher

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Alexis Fisher is a Biology major who will also be receiving a Chemistry minor. She has done amazing things at YSU that haven’t gone unnoticed!

Recently, Alexis was chosen by the Center for Animal Research and Education, or CARE, as an intern for the Spring 2018 semester. CARE is located in Bridgeport, Texas.

The Center for Animal Research and Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to education, research, rescue, and long-term care for exotic animals.

“As an intern at CARE, my duties are to help with daily operations of the facility,” said Alexis. “This includes checking water buckets for the cats throughout the day, feeding our lemurs and coati, and giving medications to cats that require special supplements.”

Alexis will be performing different tasks daily.

“At CARE, the cats are fed a diet consisting of whole animals like horses and cows, and the larger cats (lions and tigers) are fed every four days. The smaller cats (leopards and cougars) will be fed every four days as well, but they receive smaller amounts of food in the form of chicken,” said Alexis. “Between feeds, we will clean enclosures and replace bedding for the cats.”

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“Everyday at CARE is a little different, but it keeps the work exciting,” said Alexis. “Most of the cats have been rescued and are now provided a much better quality of life at the facility.”

We are so proud of your accomplishments, Alexis!

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