ASHEBORO, N.C. -- Every day zookeepers at the North Carolina Zoo work on training the animals.
In the past several years, the Zoo's made it a top priority to train animals to assist in their healthcare.
Trainers in the rocky coast have taught the sea lions and seals dozens of behaviors.
Now, when it's time for a vet check or an exam, the animals don't need anesthesia.
Instead, they are trained to take part in the procedures.
Shannon Smith shows us in today's Zoo Filez.