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Managing Aged Animals in Zoos to Promote Positive Welfare: A Review and Future Directions

By Bethany L. Krebs, Debra Marrin, Amy Phelps, Lana Krol, Jason V. Watters

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Many animals experience physical and behavioral changes as they age. Age-related changes in physical or mental ability can limit the opportunities for animals to experience positive well-being. As animals in zoos are living longer than ever, understanding common physical, cognitive, and behavioral changes associated with ageing across species can help inform management practices. This review aggregates information about common age-related changes across a wide number of species, discusses the potential welfare impacts of these changes for ageing animals, and suggests methods for caretakers to maximize positive welfare opportunities for ageing animals under human care.

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Katie Osborn

Publication Title Animals
Volume 8
Issue 7
ISBN/ISSN 2076-2615
Publisher Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/ani8070116
URL https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2615/8/7/116
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  • Bethany L. Krebs; Debra Marrin; Amy Phelps; Lana Krol; Jason V. Watters (2018), "Managing Aged Animals in Zoos to Promote Positive Welfare: A Review and Future Directions," http://habricentral.org/resources/62975.

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  1. Aging
  2. Animal roles
  3. Biology
  4. Geriatrics
  5. Gerontology
  6. open access
  7. peer-reviewed
  8. Zoo and captive wild animals
  9. Zoos
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  2. peer-reviewed