The HABRI Foundation is calling for research proposals to investigate the health outcomes of pet ownership and/or animal-assisted activity or therapy, both for the people and the animals involved. To learn more, visit https://habri.org/grants/funding-opportunities/ close

 
You are here: Home / Tags / Zoos / All Categories

Tags: Zoos

All Categories (1-20 of 372)

  1. Public Feeding Interactions as Enrichment for Three Zoo-Housed Elephants

    Contributor(s):: Fernandez, Eduardo J., Upchurch, Bruce, Hawkes, Nancy C.

  2. The Effect of Visitor Number on the Behavior of Zoo-Housed Macropods

    Contributor(s):: Meade, Jessica, Melfi, Vicky A., Keith, Melanie, Burns, Alicia L.

    Free-range exhibits are used by zoos to allow visitors to experience or interact with animals in a semi-natural setting; close interactions with animals have been shown to increase empathy and contribute to conservation outcomes, and as such zoos are increasingly implementing free-range style...

  3. Development of an evidence-based welfare approach for cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) under human care

    Contributor(s):: Fischer, B., Flint, M., Cole, K., George, K. A.

  4. 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.

  5. Technical contribution: a cautionary note on the use of behavioural diversity (H-Index) in animal welfare science

    Contributor(s):: Cronin, K. A., Ross, S. R.

  6. Do social factors related to allostatic load affect stereotypy susceptibility? Management implications for captive social animals

    Contributor(s):: Nagy-Reis, M. B., Mendonca-Furtado, O., Resende, B.

  7. Redefining human-animal relationships: an evaluation of methods to allow their empirical measurement in zoos

    Contributor(s):: Patel, F., Whitehouse-Tedd, K., Ward, S. J.

  8. Deflighting zoo birds and its welfare considerations

    Contributor(s):: Reese, L., Ladwig-Wiegard, M., von Fersen, L., Haase, G., Will, H., Merle, R., Encke, D., Maegdefrau, H., Baumgartner, K., Thone-Reineke, C.

  9. Incorporating stakeholder perspectives into the assessment and provision of captive elephant welfare

    Contributor(s):: Chadwick, C. L., Williams, E., Asher, L., Yon, L.

  10. 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.

  11. Behaviour and welfare: the visitor effect in captive felids

    Contributor(s):: Suarez, P., Recuerda, P., Arias-de-Reyna, L.

  12. Experimentally evaluating the function of self-directed behaviour in two adult mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx)

    Contributor(s):: Leeds, A., Lukas, K. E.

  13. The urban forest project as an extension of landscape immersion and a way to support community engagement in the Ragunan Zoo, Jakarta

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Yulia Nurliani Lukito

    This article examines necessary elements to be considered in designing urban forest at the Ragunan Zoo, Jakarta, as part of increasing the role of the zoo to educate people on animals and their habitats. The purpose of the community project conducted by the Architectural Team from the...

  14. Effects of Visitors and Enrichments on Behavior of Captive Red Wolves' (Canis rufus) at the Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Kylee S. Shotkoski

    Red wolves (Canis rufus) are the first animals to maintain a wild population from captive, released individuals. A captive breeding program for red wolves was started before complete extirpation, and 4 breeding pairs were released in Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge (North Carolina) in...

  15. The Health Benefits of Visiting a Zoo, Park, and Aquarium for Older Japanese

    | Contributor(s):: Akiyama, Junko, Sakagami, Taketo, Uchiyama, Hidehiko, Ohta, Mitsuaki

  16. The Social Rank of Zoo-Housed Japanese Macaques is a Predictor of Visitor-Directed Aggression

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Jocelyn M. Woods, Stephen R. Ross, Katherine A. Cronin

    The effect that visitors have on the behavior and welfare of animals is a widely-studied topic in zoo animal welfare. Typically, these studies focus on how the presence or activity levels of visitors affect animals. However, for many species, and particularly primates, social factors, such as...

  17. Feeding Enrichment in a Captive Pack of European Wolves (Canis Lupus Lupus): Assessing the Effects on Welfare and on a Zoo's Recreational, Educational and Conservational Role

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Giacomo Riggio, Chiara Mariti, Chiara Boncompagni, Simone Corosaniti, Massimiliano Di Giovanni, Asahi Ogi, Angelo Gazzano, Robert Thomas

    This study investigated the effects of two feeding enrichment programs on the behaviour of a captive pack of European wolves (Canis lupus lupus) and their correlation with both zoo visitors’ interest towards the exhibit and their overall perception of the species. Behavioural data...

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

    Full-text: Available

    | 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. Children’s Conversations Reveal In-Depth Learning at the Zoo

    | Contributor(s):: Collins, Courtney, McKeown, Sean, McSweeney, Lynda, Flannery, Kevin, Kennedy, Declan, O’Riordan, Ruth

  20. Visitors' perceptions of zoo-housed lesser anteater (Tamandua tetradactyla) welfare: Observation plays a larger role than a brief informative talk

    | Contributor(s):: Chiapero, F., Ferrari, R. H., Guglielmetti, A., García Capocasa, M. C., Busso, J. M.