Courtney Kamyk had an amazing time working with both people and animals during her International Research Opportunities Program (IROP) experience during the summer of 2017. She was excited to put her lifetime passion for animals, especially her soft spot for big cats and African wildlife, to use in studying animal behavior. With her Inquiry article, she hopes to spread a message of conservation awareness to a wide audience. Courtney came to the University of New Hampshire (UNH) from Rutland, Vermont to major in animal science and minor in animal behavior, and completed her honors thesis on her research in Africa. After graduating from UNH in May 2018 with a bachelor of science degree, Courtney will attend Tuft’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, where she intends to apply what she learned from her valuable experience in Zambia.