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  1. Human Positioning in Close-Encounter Photographs and the Effect on Public Perceptions of Zoo Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Shaw, M. N., McLeod, E. M., Borrie, W. T., Miller, K. K.

    With the rising popularity of social media, conservation organisations and zoos need to understand its impact on public perceptions of the animals they house and their role in conservation. In addition, many zoos offer close-encounter experiences, and visitors frequently share images from these...

  2. The disruptive 'other'? Exploring human-animal relations in tourism through videography

    | Contributor(s):: Haanpaa, M., Salmela, T., Garcia-Rosell, J. C., Aijala, M.

  3. A survey of stereotypic behaviors in tourist camp elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand

    | Contributor(s):: Fuktong, Sasitorn, Yuttasaen, Prapatsorn, Punyapornwithaya, Veerasak, Brown, Janine L., Thitaram, Chatchote, Luevitoonvechakij, Nicharee, Bansiddhi, Pakkanut

  4. Feeding Ecology of Wild Brown-Nosed Coatis and Garbage Exploration: A Study in Two Ecological Parks

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    | Contributor(s):: Rodrigues, D. H., Calixto, E., Cesario, C. S., Repoles, R. B., de Paula Lopes, W., Oliveira, V. S., Brinati, A., Hemetrio, N. S., Silva, I. O., Boere, V.

    Wild animals that feed on garbage waste are a problem in ecological parks as it can substantially alter their food ecology. Wild coatis that occupy human recreation areas in parks are often observed feeding on garbage, but the ecological consequences are scarcely known. Forty-four fecal samples...

  5. Human–Wildlife Interactions with Different Species in a Brazilian Park: A Naturalistic Approach

    | Contributor(s):: Valença, Tatiane, Resende, Briseida, Savalli, Carine

  6. Animal-human two-shot images: Their out-of-context interpretation and the implications for zoo and conservation settings

    | Contributor(s):: Spooner, Sarah Louise, Stride, Jessica Rachael

  7. Your happiness or mine: Influence of affective states and level of contact on public perceptions of elephant tourism

    | Contributor(s):: Weston, M. E., Mills, K. E., von Keyserlingk, M. A. G.

  8. The animal welfare implications of civet coffee tourism in Bali

    | Contributor(s):: Carder, G., Proctor, H., Schmidt-Burbach, J., D'Cruze, N.

  9. Rethinking One Health, Part 2

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith, Kate Hodgson

    In this second part, Dr. Smith continues to describe the concept he recognized as fundamental to the human-animal bond during trip he took with his dog Beau to Alaska in 2007. It would later be defined by Dr. Kate Hodgson, a veterinarian at the University of Toronto, using a new term, zooeyia.

  10. Rethinking One Health, Part 1

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith, Kate Hodgson

    During the trip to Alaska with his dog Beau in 2007, Dr. Smith tells how he recognized a concept so fundamental to the human-animal bond that it changed his whole outlook on One Health. It would later be defined by Dr. Kate Hodgson, a veterinarian at the University of Toronto, using a new term,...

  11. The Alaska Highway: Traveling with Beau

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith

    In Part 7 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, truckers and caribou seen in the Canadian Rockies were left behind as the pair crossed into the Yukon Territory to lodge at Whitehorse overnight.

  12. A Protocol for the Ethical Assessment of Wild Animal–Visitor Interactions (AVIP) Evaluating Animal Welfare, Education, and Conservation Outcomes

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    | Contributor(s):: Barbara de Mori, Linda Ferrante, Daniela Florio, Elisabetta Macchi, Ilaria Pollastri, Simona Normando

    Due to the popularity of wild animal–visitor interactions (AVIs), there is a need for an ethical assessment of their impact on animal welfare, education, and conservation. The protocol presented in this study is designed to evaluate such interactions on an integrated level, using a...

  13. Lakes, Mountains and Grizzly Bears; Traveling-with-Beau

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith

    In Part 10 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, Beau was safely boarded in a veterinary clinic while Dr. Smith and his wife Doris drove south from Anchorage through the Kenai Peninsula to their ultimate destination at the ocean port of...

  14. The Long Journey Home: Traveling with Beau

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith

    In Part 11 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, preparations were made for Doris to fly home while Dr. Smith and Beau retraced their route across North America. The remaining 10 days of the trip were relatively uneventful.

  15. From Ontario to Wisconsin: Traveling with Beau

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith

    In Part 3 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the travelers cross northern Ontario into Michigan and Wisconsin and reach St. Croix Falls on the Minnesota border.

  16. Lake Kluane: Traveling with Beau

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith

    In Part 8 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the stop at Kluane National Park and Reserve offered views of some of the most majestic mountains in North America and a chance for Beau to run along the lake and get tangles of burrs in his coat.

  17. Traveling with Beau: My 34-Day Trip to a Deeper Understanding of One Health

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith

    In Part 1, Dr. Smith provides background on the 10,000 mile trip he took to Alaska with his dog named Beau in 2007. During this long journey, valuable insights are gained into One Health and an understanding of the human-animal bond that changed his whole outlook on veterinary medicine.

  18. A Global Review of Animal–Visitor Interactions in Modern Zoos and Aquariums and Their Implications for Wild Animal Welfare

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    | Contributor(s):: Neil D’Cruze, Sophie Khan, Gemma Carder, David Megson, Emma Coulthard, John Norrey, Georgina Groves

    We provide an initial insight into the occurrence and characteristics of animal-visitor interactions (AVIs) involving captive wild animals within zoos and aquaria. Using information provided online via official public websites of modern zoos and aquaria, we found that AVIs were provided by the...

  19. A Lesson in Humility: Traveling with Beau

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith

    In Part 4 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the drive across North Dakota was their worst day when Beau became ill. It proved to be the turning point in the experience of traveling with a dog and offered a dose of humility and common sense not...

  20. The Texas of Canada: Traveling with Beau

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith

    In Part 6 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the travelers cross Alberta into British Columbia at the eastern terminus of the ALCAN, or Alaska-Canada Highway.