Human-Animal Communication in Captive Species: Dogs, Horses, and Whales
Contributor(s):: Mackenzie K. Kelley
My hopes for this project are to collect and analyze the current research in the field of animal communication. In the first part, my goal is to define animal communication, specifically within human contexts. I will look at how the history of humans and certain species have intertwined to result...
Meeting and merging: painting animal/human encounters with medicine
Contributor(s):: Jo Voysey
My work focuses on the expressive potential of medicinal remedies as a medium for painting. My exploration is concentrated on aspects of the human relationship to animals in captivity and stems from a relationship I had with a caged bear when I was living in Georgia, Eastern Europe in 2011. The...
BLAZE: Bettering the lives of animals in zoo environments
Contributor(s):: Logan Anbinder, Amelia Cordell, Gretchen Downey, Kelly Freudenberger, Shabaab Kamal, Thao Khuc, Joshua Lacey, Caitlin Moore, Emmarie Myers, Andrea Schmidt
Captivity can induce high levels of stress in zoo animals, leading to health and behavioral problems that hamper conservation efforts, reduce the effectiveness of education, and negatively affect animal welfare. Zoos employ environmental enrichment to mitigate stress, but the effectiveness of...
Is interactive technology a relevant and effective enrichment for captive great apes?
Contributor(s):: Kim-McCormack, Nicky N. E., Smith, Carolynn L., Behie, Alison M.
Re-designing Dhaka Zoo
Contributor(s):: Wafa Akhter
We grow up learning about animals. When we were young the sight of an elephant or monkey excited us and amused us. Then as we grow older life tends to be busy and slowly through the process we start forgetting about the animals that taught us about alphabets, the animals that played with us...
Conservation, Captivity, and Whaling: A Survey of Belize Whalewatching Tourists' Attitudes to Cetacean Conservation Issues
Contributor(s):: Katheryn W. Patterson
With whalewatching activities and associated expenditures increasing annually, governments in coastal countries possess a large vested interest in the continued growth and protection of whale populations and the associated tourism. In 2007 and 2008, a survey investigating...
The effects of enrichment on the physical and psychological health of two related species at the Toronto Zoo
Contributor(s):: Sarah Malin
The cumulative effects of environmental destruction have resulted in the unavoidable need for captive animal institutions that house captive animals for a multitude of reasons. Regardless of the reason for placing these species in captivity, the physical and psychological health implications of...
Consumption of whole cottonseed by white-tailed deer and nontarget species
Contributor(s):: Taylor, Benjamin D., Lyons, Eddie K., Rollins, Dale, Scott, Cody B., Huston, James E., Taylor, Charles A.
Preference of white-tailed deer for corn hybrids and agricultural husbandry practices during the growing season
Contributor(s):: Delger, J. A., Monteith, K. L., Schmitz, L. E., Jenks, J. A.
The Ethical Disconnect of the Circus: Humanity's acceptance of Performing Elephants
Contributor(s):: Jaynes, Mike
The Call of the Wild (And the Caged): The Impact of a Zoo's Exhibition Styles on the Attitudes of Its Human Visitors
Contributor(s):: Erin S. Behn
Modern zoos provide many visitors with the only direct interaction possible with many non-human species. Zoos can therefore present conservation messaging in a uniquely animal-relevant context, but questions remain regarding how the presentation of captive animals influences human...
Corporate Responsibility, Ethics, and Animal Welfare
Contributor(s):: Elizabeth A. Gray
Do organizations that keep wild animals in captivity owe them moral consideration? This thesis provides a historical overview of the moral consideration provided to animals and analyzes present-day philosophical writing. The representative contemporary ethical frameworks include utilitarianism,...
Animal Enrichment Strategies for Promoting Natural Behaviors in Captive Populations of Tasmanian Devils (Sarcophilus harrisii)
Contributor(s):: Tierney O\'neal
The population of Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) is in rapid decline due to Devil Facial Tumour Disease, and insurance populations have been created in captivity for potential future introduction into the wild. Many problems can arise within captive animal populations including loss of...
Analyzing Big Cat Behaviors in an Artificial Environment
Contributor(s):: Krystal Ostrowski
The purpose of this research is, to observe big cat behaviors at The Exotic Feline Rescue Center, and analyze these behaviors in comparison to known behaviors, to see the affects an artificial environment has on these cats. In this study the term artificial environment refers to anything outside...
Falconry: Legal Ownership and Sale of Captive-Bred Raptors
Contributor(s):: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
In the late 1960's and early 1970's regulation of raptors' in North America underwent an intensive regulatory and legislative metamorphosis. In five short years, birds of prey, historically identified en famile as vermin, became the most regulated wildlife on the...
From the Bronx into the Wild! My Adventurous Experience at the Bronx Zoo
Contributor(s):: Lauren Noll
Many people defend zoos, claiming that they provide great opportunities in education, scientific research, and the overall preservation of wildlife worldwide. However, many people will take the opposing side, arguing that it is wrong to deprive animals of their natural habitats and lifestyles....
A Review of Common Diseases in Captive Reptiles
Contributor(s):: Michael Lindeen, John Haupert
Reptiles, as both pets and as laboratory animals, are becoming more popular. The small "dime store" turtle or red eared turtle has been popular for a long time, but making their way into homes are such reptiles as boa constrictors, garter snakes, black snakes, box turtles, caiman,...
A zoo-logical nature. The construction of Africa in Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park
Contributor(s):: Ruud, Lise Camilla
Evidence for early cat taming in Egypt
Contributor(s):: Linseele, Veerle
L'animal de zoo : un rôle entre sauvage et domestique
Contributor(s):: Marvin, Garry