Animal welfare and its assessment in zoos
| Contributor(s):: The Zoos Forum
The zoo community considers animal welfare to be a matter of great importance. The EC Zoos Directive (1999/22/EC) provides that animals must be accommodated under conditions which aim to satisfy the biological and conservation requirements of the individual species and, in the UK, the Secretary...
"It's All Happening at the Zoo:" Plural Visions of Landscape, Animals, and Humans in the Early Days of the Bronx Zoo
| Contributor(s):: Rebecca Lauren Merten
This thesis examines the Bronx Zoo from the creation of the New York Zoological Society through the year of 1906, seven years after the zoo opened. This zoo, like other parks and zoos of the time, was born out of larger movements that placed importance on civic public amenities and valued certain...
19 Seiki Rondon Dobutsuen Ni Okeru Kagaku To Goraku No Kankei: Bunka No Taishuka To Reja No Shogyoka Ni Kansuru Ikkosatsu (Japanese)
| Contributor(s):: Ito, Takashi
1993 Report of the AVMA Panel on Euthanasia
| Contributor(s):: , Edwin Andrews, B. Taylor Bennet, J. Derrell Clark, Katherine A. Houpt, Peter J. Pascoe, Gordon W. Robinson, John R. Boyce
In 1992, at the request of the AVMA Council on Research, the Executive Board of the AVMA convened a Panel on Euthanasia to review and make necessary revisions to the fourth Panel Report, published in 1986.1 Since 1986, the panel has become aware of a need for additional information on some...
Jul 13 2014
1st Global Conference: Making Sense of: The Animal and Human Bond
2 Juin 1934: L'ouverture du Zoo de Vincennes
| Contributor(s):: Derex, Jean-Michel
Nov 01 2014
2014 Zoobiquity Conference: Human and Animal Health in a Changing Global Environment
A "Delightful Resort For Persons Of All Ages, And More Especially For The Young": Children At Bristol Zoo Gardens, 1835-1940
| Contributor(s):: Maddeaux, Sarah-Joy
A comparative approach to the study of Keeper-Animal Relationships in the zoo
| Contributor(s):: Carlstead, K.
A comparative approach to the study of Keeper-Animal Relationships in the zoo. (Special Issue: Zoo animal welfare.)
Research on intensively farmed animals over the past 25 years has shown that human-animal interactions, by affecting the animal's fear of humans, can markedly limit the productivity and welfare of farm animals. This article begins to explore some of the factors that need to be considered to...
A comparative study of the influence of social housing conditions on the behaviour of captive tigers ( Panthera tigris )
| Contributor(s):: Rouck, M. de, Kitchener, A. C., Law, G., Nelissen, M.
Nowadays, zoos are increasingly concerned with animal welfare as public expectations and knowledge of the needs of captive animals increases. Although many zoos try to provide all sorts of enrichment for their big cats, the importance of social enrichment is not yet fully understood. This study...
A Comparison of Zoo Animal Behavior in the Presence of Familiar and Unfamiliar People
| Contributor(s):: Martin, R. A., Melfi, V.
A Different Nature: The Paradoxical World of Zoos and Their Uncertain Future
| Contributor(s):: Hancocks, David
A note on the influence of visitors on the behaviour and welfare of zoo-housed gorillas
| Contributor(s):: Wells, D. L.
Visitors to zoos can be a source of potential stress to some captive-housed primates. To date, the effect of the human audience on the welfare of captive gorillas has been overlooked. This study thus examined the behaviour of six zoo-housed gorillas during periods of both high and low visitor...
A note on the relationships between visitor interest and characteristics of the mammal exhibits in Recife Zoo, Brazil
| Contributor(s):: Silva, M. A. M. da, Silva, J. M. C. da
There are few quantitative studies on visitor's behaviour towards animal exhibits in zoos. We evaluated the popularity of mammal exhibits of a small tropical zoo at Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, and correlated it with some characteristics of the exhibits (number of individuals within the exhibit,...
A Perspective on Zoos: Andreas Kaufmann at TEDxVilnius
| Contributor(s):: Andreas Kaufmann
Andreas has loved animals and nature since his early childhood, which he spent near the lowland forests, surrounded by farm animals and pets.But the zoos… he did not like them. So what turned him into taking a job… at a zoo?Andreas has been actively involved with wild animals,...
A preliminary assessment of how zoo visitors evaluate animal welfare according to enclosure style and the expression of behavior
| Contributor(s):: Melfi, V. A., McCormick, W., Gibbs, A.
Visitors to zoos make judgements about animal welfare on the basis of what they see during their visit. There has been a considerable amount of research and debate surrounding the use of enclosure style and/or animal behavior to act as indicators of animal welfare. There are assumptions,...
A preliminary model of human-animal relationships in the zoo
| Contributor(s):: Hosey, G.
The concept of the human-animal relationship (HAR) is widely used in farm animal research to describe the outcome of the different qualities and quantities of interaction between stockpersons and the animals in their care. Thus, negative, positive or neutral HARs may result from the effect of...
A preliminary model of human–animal relationships in the zoo
| Contributor(s):: Hosey G
The concept of the human–animal relationship (HAR) is widely used in farm animal research to describe the outcome of the different qualities and quantities of interaction between stockpersons and the animals in their care. Thus, negative, positive or neutral HARs may result from the effect of...
A scoring system to evaluate physical condition and quality of life in geriatric zoo mammals
| Contributor(s):: Follmi, J., Steiger, A., Walzer, C., Robert, N., Geissbuhler, U., Doherr, M. G., Wenker, C.
The decision to perform euthanasia in geriatric zoo mammals is usually a highly complex procedure involving ethical, medical, emotional and sometimes political factors. However, subsequent necropsies show that the pathological changes of organs and/or the musculoskeletal system are often already...