This course is UKRS accredited
Animal Health & Welfare, Health and Safety

Zoo animal welfare

Standards have moved on from the historic purpose of zoos but there are still serious issues in the welfare of captive animals. The focus of the zoo animal welfare course is to show that welfare needs to consider a multitude of factors from physiology to psychology and behaviour both species-specific and individual. As the subject area is vast this course uses enclosure design as an example of how welfare needs to be considered. Enclosure design should be for the captive animals and not that of human needs and convenience. Animal behaviour and species-specific needs are the main criteria that should be used to design enclosures. There are 6 units with this course including an introduction to animal behaviour. The level of demand is high.

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