Hello everyone! My name is Naomi Fleischmann and I am a sophomore studying Zoology with concentrations in Neurobiology and Animal Behavior, and Zoo and Aquarium Science. I am also a pre-vet student, and I am hoping to go to Michigan State for graduate school. I am obsessed with all sorts of animals, which one could probably tell just based on my major. I love going to zoos, but I also love spending time with domesticated animals. I have been working at a small animal veterinary hospital this summer, and I am extremely appreciative of the experiences I am able to have there. I don’t have any experience in anthropology, but when I saw this course I thought that it might be beneficial to have under my belt before heading into the medical field.
I took the above picture about five years ago when I was in Cambridge, Canada at the African Lion Safari. This baby baboon climbed onto my car as my father and I were driving through the exhibit. My father and I were lucky that only one baboon decided to climb onto our car, but another guest of the safari was not as fortunate and had his side-view mirror ripped off by a troop of baboons.