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  • Mark With Gambian Rat Ben

    NY Times: How To Train A Rat

    NY Times: How To Train A Rat Senior animal trainer, Mark Harden, discusses with The New York Times Magazine his tips and tricks on how to tame those adorable rodents. —– “Young rats are more malleable,” says Mark Harden, a senior trainer at Animals for Hollywood. Pick up and hold your juvenile rodent frequently, so that it becomes accustomed to

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  • Tropic Thunder’s Water Buffalo

    Tropic Thunder’s Water Buffalo

    Tropic Thunder’s Water Buffalo   From small dogs to big-horned buffalo, head trainer Shawn Weber has done it all. Read more as he discusses with the Los Angeles Times what it was like to have a water buffalo on set. —— This water buffalo is ready for her close-up! In Sunday’s Calendar section, Cristy Lytal tells an entertaining tale of

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  • What It’s Like to be a Hollywood Animal Trainer

    What It’s Like to be a Hollywood Animal Trainer

    What It’s Like to be a Hollywood Animal Trainer   Ever wonder what the process is for an animal to become a movie star? Animal trainer, Andrea Ver Meer, walks you through the steps of how an animal can go from shelter to silver screen!   —–   “We find a lot of our animals at a shelter or rescue,”

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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack the Monkey

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack the Monkey   Who doesn’t love the infamous Jack the Monkey? Take a look behind the scenes with co-owner, Ursula Brauner, and find out what it means to be a movie animal trainer.   —–   “The Monkey’s actually the smartest person in the film, I think.” Co-Star Geoffrey Rush says in this exclusive behind

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