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  1. Assessing the Visitor and Animal Outcomes of a Zoo Encounter and Guided Tour Program with Ambassador Cheetahs

    Contributor(s):: Whitehouse-Tedd, Katherine M., Lozano-Martinez, Jairo, Reeves, Jessica, Page, Mollie, Martin, Jaime H., Prozesky, Heidi

    Research into the effectiveness of zoo Ambassador Animal Programs (AAPs) has typically investigated human or animal factors separately. This study took a multi-dimensional approach and aimed primarily to (1) determine whether change in visitor knowledge was influenced by the type of experience...

  2. A cross-sectional study of knowledge on ownership, zoonoses and practices among pet owners in northern Portugal

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    | Contributor(s):: Vale, B. do, Lopes, A. P., Fontes, M. da C., Silvestre, M., Cardoso, L., Coelho, A. C.

    Pet ownership is common in modern society. In Portugal, 38% and 31% of all households own at least one dog or cat, respectively. Few studies have ascertained the knowledge of pet owners on pet ownership and zoonoses, and none have been carried out in Portugal. The aim of the present study was...

  3. Prophecies of Palestine: Geology and Intimate Knowledge of the Subterranean

    | Contributor(s):: Assali, Hadeel

  4. Building a 'Toolkit' for Change : Evaluation of Horse Owner Behaviour and Knowledge Transfer in Response to an Educational Campaign

    | Contributor(s):: Lightfoot, Katie Louise

  5. Trophy Hunters & Crazy Cat Ladies: exploring cats and conservation in North America and Southern Africa through intersectionality

    | Contributor(s):: McCubbin, Sandra G., Van Patter, Lauren E.

  6. Comparison of the socio-economic value and welfare of working donkeys in rural and urban Ethiopia

    | Contributor(s):: Geiger, M., Hockenhull, J., Buller, H., Kedir, M. J., Engida, G. T., Getachew, M., Burden, F. A., Whay, H. R.

  7. Perceptions of animal welfare and exotic pet ownership in China

    | Contributor(s):: Weldon, A. V., Campera, M., Zhang, X., Ni, Q., Zhu, W. W., Nijman, V., Nekaris, K. A. I.

  8. Conceptualising dog owner motivations: The Pet Care Competency model and role of 'duty of care'

    | Contributor(s):: Glanville, C. R., Hemsworth, P. H., Coleman, G. J.

  9. Linking humans, their animals, and the environment again: a decolonized and more-than-human approach to "One Health"

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    | Contributor(s):: Lainé, N., Morand, S.

  10. Understanding attitude, practices and knowledge of zoonotic infectious disease risks among poultry farmers in Ghana

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    | Contributor(s):: Matilda Ayim‐Akonor, Ralf Krumkamp, Jürgen May, Eva Mertens

    Zoonotic infectious diseases (ZIDs) are increasing globally, and livestock farmers in low‐ and middle‐income countries are at particularly high risk. An evaluation of farmer's behaviour on farms can be used to identify the risk factors and to develop tailored control strategies. This study...

  11. Factors that Influence Farmers' Views on Farm Animal Welfare: A Semi-Systematic Review and Thematic Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Balzani, A., Hanlon, A.

  12. Behavioural fever, fish welfare and what farmers and fishers know

    | Contributor(s):: Huntingford, Felicity, Rey, Sonia, Quaggiotto, Maria-Martina

    In this article we first describe briefly how, like other ectotherms, wild fish promote effective functioning (for example, digestion and reproductive maturation) by moving through the temperature gradients that they experience in their natural habitats (showing behavioural thermoregulation). We...

  13. The ability of artisanal fishers to recognize the dolphins they cooperate with

    | Contributor(s):: da Rosa, D. S. X., Hanazaki, N., Cantor, M., Simoes-Lopes, P. C., Daura-Jorge, F. G.

  14. Baseline Knowledge of Potential Pet Toxins among the US General Public

    | Contributor(s):: Young, Natalie, Royal, Kenneth, Lovee, Bryan, Davidson, Gigi

    In 2014, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty toAnimals Animal Poison Control Center fielded more than 167,000cases of potential nonhuman animal toxicosis. Concomitantly, thereremain limited free and reputable veterinary toxicology resourcesavailable for companion-animal (pet)...

  15. Animal Welfare Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Stockpersons in Kenya

    | Contributor(s):: Wambui, Joseph, Lamuka, Peter, Karuri, Edward, Matofari, Joseph

    The stockpersons handling the transportation of animals between farms and slaughterhouses are rarely assessed for their animal welfare knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP). Thus, this investigation presents a unique opportunity to study these interactions. Herein, a cross-sectional survey...

  16. Slovenian Students’ Knowledge and Opinions about Wild Boar (Sus Scrofa L.)

    | Contributor(s):: Siard, Nataša, Jordan, Dušanka

    Wild boar are present almost throughout Slovenia, causing similar problems as in many other countries, mainly damage to agriculture. Dealing with these problems also involves children. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of age, gender, and farm residence on knowledge, attitudes, and...

  17. Knowledge and Perceptions of, and Attitudes to, Bats by People Living around Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, Malindi-Kenya

    | Contributor(s):: Musila, Simon, Prokop, Pavol, Gichuki, Nathan

    Bat populations continue to decline worldwide because of myriad human activities. To enhance bat conservation, human behavior needs to change. Such change can occur, in part, through an understanding of what motivates human actions toward bats. We used a Bat Attitude Questionnaire (BAQ) to...

  18. Human-Insect Relationships: An ANTless Story? Children's, Adolescents', and Young Adults' Ways of Characterizing Social Insects

    | Contributor(s):: Sammet, Rebecca, Andres, Heike, Dreesmann, Daniel

    Ants may serve as powerful model organisms for uncovering principles of insect biology and social behavior. The aim of this study was to provide a quantitative analysis of secondary-school students' perceptions and knowledge of ants. It was part of a longitudinal project based on the concept of...

  19. Public Knowledge of, and Attitudes to, Frogs in Colombia

    | Contributor(s):: Jimenez, Juliana Nates, Lindemann-Matthies, Petra

    People's response to the decline of biodiversity and their support for conservation measures depends on their knowledge of biodiversity and their attitudes to local species. This study is one of the first to investigate public knowledge of, and attitudes to, frogs in South America. We chose two...

  20. Student Attitudes Toward and Recall of Outside Day: An Environmental Science Field Trip

    | Contributor(s):: Louis S. Nadelson, J. Richard Jordan

    Field trips are effective because they situate learning and facilitate knowledge transfer, thereby influencing students learning attitudes, interests, and motivation. Variations in field trip configurations and the subsequent affective and cognitive influences provided the motivation for this...