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  1. Circus and zoo animal welfare in Sweden: an epidemiological analysis of data from regulatory inspections by the official competent authorities

    Contributor(s):: Hitchens, P. L., Hultgren, J., Frossling, J., Emanuelson, U., Keeling, L. J.

  2. Where Are Zoos Going—or Are They Gone?

    Contributor(s):: Safina, Carl

    To some, zoos are prisons exploiting animals. In reality zoos range from bad to better. I make this distinction: A bad zoo makes animals work for it; a good zoo works for animals. Good zoos do effective conservation work and continually strive to improve exhibits, relevance to conservation, and...

  3. A Postzoo Future: Why Welfare Fails Animals in Zoos

    Contributor(s):: Pierce, Jessica, Bekoff, Marc

    Discussions on the welfare of nonhuman animals in zoos tend to focus on incremental improvements without addressing the underlying problem of captivity. But alterations to the conditions of zoo captivity are irrelevant for animals. Real zoo reform will involve working to completely change the...

  4. Role of vocalisations and social housing in breeding in captive howler monkeys (Alouatta caraya)

    Contributor(s):: Farmer, Holly L., Plowman, Amy B., Leaver, Lisa A.

    Over the last 12 years the European captive population of black and gold howler monkeys, Alouatta caraya, has increased at a slow rate and many groups have not produced offspring. This study aims to determine the influence of social organisation of captive groups and both performing and hearing...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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.

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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....

  12. L'animal de zoo : un rôle entre sauvage et domestique

    Contributor(s):: Marvin, Garry

  13. Reading zoos : representations of animals and captivity

    Contributor(s):: Malamud, Randy

  14. Reading zoos : representations of animals and captivity

    Contributor(s):: Malamud, Randy

  15. Against Zoos

    Contributor(s):: Jamieson, Dale