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...
Becoming More Equine-Centered: A Curriculum to Enrich Experiential Learning Programs and the Equines They Employ
Contributor(s):: Wekenman, Jayna
Choice and Control of Enrichment for a Rescued and Rehabilitated Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin (Tusiops trunactus)
Contributor(s):: Hannah Bahe
Animals living under human care experience stress related to a lack of control over t environment. One way to remedy this is through the use of cognitive enrichment, su choice and control of enrichment. This type of enrichment has been shown to have benefits for animals under human care including...
Effects of Multi-Day Music Enrichment on Salivary Cortisol and Cage Behavior in Shelter Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Stacy D. Engerbretson
Rehoming shelters provide their animals with environmental enrichment with the expectation that modifying the physical space will improve kennel-related stress and subsequently abate undesirable behaviors. Although enrichment has shown moderate success at improving in-kennel behavior, increased...
The Behavioral Effects of Feeding Enrichment on a Zoo-Housed Herd of African Elephants (Loxodonta africana)
| Contributor(s):: Caroline Marie Driscoll
A comprehensive study on the behavioral effects of feeding enrichment was conducted on six African elephants housed at the North Carolina Zoological Park in Asheboro, NC. The herd is comprised of are two adult males, three adult females, and one subadult female. The study was conducted over a...
The Effectiveness Of Enrichment Programs For Dogs In An Animal Shelter
| Contributor(s):: Pamela Perry
Dogs (N = 108) in an animal shelter received one of four enrichment programs: twice daily walking alone (walking) or in combination with a daily fooddispensing toy (toy), a daily session of standardized human contact (petting), or daily obedience training (obedience). We evaluated the effects of...
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...
The Zoological Paradox
| Contributor(s):: Thorfun Chutchawanjumrut
Through on-site field investigation, studies of animal behaviors, and Jon Coe’s zoo enrichment principles, this thesis proposes that zoo architec-ture should prioritize the needs of the animals by incorporating behavioral and environmental enrichments into its...