Stephanie Poindexter – PhD Researcher

Stephanie received her BA in Physical Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis, where she worked as a behavioural research intern at the St. Louis Zoo focusing on the Somali wild ass and the Channel Island fox. She later created activity budgets for captive chimpanzees housed at the St Louis zoo. She next worked at a New World primate sanctuary caring for more than 50 marmosets, tamarins, capuchins and spider monkeys. In 2014 she completed her MSc in Primate Conservation at Oxford Brookes University. Her MSc thesis evaluated the effectiveness of food related enrichments (i.e. gum and nectar) on promoting slow loris behaviours and postures. Now Stephanie is working with LFP on improving slow loris reintroductions through pre-release preparedness and measuring their spatial cognitive capacity.

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