Franziska Freudensprung

Animal keeper assistant


My name is Franziska and I am currently an animal keeper assistant at the WSC.

I have been surrounded by a variety of animal species since I was a small child, and I couldn't imagine my life without animals. My biggest wish to have a dog in our family came true when I was 10 years old.

Back in 2015, I got to know the WSC when I was researching the topic of "humans and dogs" for my photography thesis. I was particularly fascinated by the "string pulling test," in which animals had to cooperate to get a food reward.

However, I quickly realized that I was missing an important subject in class - biology! Therefore, I decided to pursue a bachelor's degree in biology with a focus on zoology at the Main University of Vienna. Currently, I am doing the interdisciplinary Master of Human-Animal Interaction at the University of Veterinary Medicine.

In my eyes, the WSC combines exactly my points of interest: working with canids and hands-on work on scientific projects!