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Articles on Zoos

This is a collection of summaries of articles on zoos from Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science.  JAAWS  is the leading peer-reviewed journal on the science of animal welfare for veterinarians, scientists and public policy makers. To get access to the back issues of Society & Animals, please join as a Scholar or Professional Member.

 

Agoramoorthy, G. (2004). Ethics and welfare in Southeast Asian Zoos. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 7(3), 189-195.

Agoramoorthy, G. and B. Harrison. (2002). Ethics and Animal Welfare Evaluations in South East Asian Zoos: A Case Study of Thailand. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 5(1).

Agoramoorthy, G., & Hsu, M. J. (2005). Use of nonhuman primates in entertainment in Southeast Asia. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 8(2), 141-149.

Almazan, R. R., Rubio, R. P., & Agoramoorthy, G. (2005). Welfare evaluations of nonhuman animals in selected zoos in the Philippines. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 8(1), 59-68.

Anderson, M. R. (2014). Reaching New Heights: The Effect of an Environmentally Enhanced Outdoor Enclosure on Gibbons in a Zoo Setting. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 17(3), 216-227.

Anderson, U. S., Benne, M., Bloomsmith, M. A., & Maple, T. L. (2002). Retreat space and human visitor density moderate undesirable behavior in petting zoo animals. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 5(2), 125-137.

Azevedo, C. S. D., Lima, M. F. F., Silva, V. C. A. D., Young, R. J., & Rodrigues, M. (2012). Visitor influence on the behavior of captive greater rheas (Rhea americana, Rheidae Aves). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 15(2), 113-125.

Bashaw, M. J., Kelling, A. S., Bloomsmith, M. A., & Maple, T. L. (2007). Environmental Effects on the Behavior of Zoo-housed Lions and Tigers, with a Case Study on the Effects of a Visual Barrier on Pacing. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 10(2), 95-109.

Bennett, C.L. (2013). From Good Care to Great Welfare. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, (16)4, 295-299.

Bloomsmith, M. (2009). Measuring Zoo Animal Welfare. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, (12)3, 273-275.

Burgener, N., Gusset, M., & Schmid, H. (2008). Frustrated appetitive foraging behavior, stereotypic pacing, and fecal glucocorticoid levels in snow leopards (Uncia uncia) in the Zurich Zoo. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 11(1), 74-83.

Carlstead, K., Mench, J. A., Meehan, C., & Brown, J. L. (2013). An Epidemiological Approach to Welfare Research in Zoos: The Elephant Welfare Project. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(4), 319-337.

Chelluri, G. I., Ross, S. R., & Wagner, K. E. (2013). Behavioral Correlates and Welfare Implications of Informal Interactions With Staff in Zoo-Housed Chimpanzees and Gorillas. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(4), 382-383.

Collins, C. K., & Marples, N. M. (2015). Zoo playgrounds: a source of enrichment or stress for a group of nearby cockatoos? A case study. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 18(4), 375-387.

Davey, G. (2006). An hourly variation in zoo visitor interest: Measurement and significance for animal welfare research. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 9(3), 249-256.

Davey, G. (2007). Visitors’ effects on the welfare of animals in the zoo: A review. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 10(2), 169-183.

Davey, G., & Henzi, P. (2004). Visitor circulation and nonhuman animal welfare: an overlooked variable?. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 7(4), 243-251.

Durrant, B. (1999). Challenged by Captivity: Putting the Zoo in Perspective. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2(1), 75-78.

Elzanowski, A., & Sergiel, A. (2006). Stereotypic behavior of a female Asiatic elephant (Elephas maximus) in a zoo. Journal of applied animal welfare science, 9(3), 223-232.

Fontani, S., Vaglio, S., Beghelli, V., Mattioli, M., Bacci, S., & Accorsi, P. A. (2014). Fecal Concentrations of Cortisol, Testosterone, and Progesterone in Cotton-Top Tamarins Housed in Different Zoological Parks: Relationships Among Physiological Data, Environmental Conditions, and Behavioral Patterns. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 17(3), 228-252.

Fripp, D., Bennett, C. L., Binczik, G. A., Petric, A., & Watters, J. V. (2013). The Effects of Sex, Climate, and Management on Normal and Repetitive Behaviors in Okapis (Okapi johnstoni). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(4), 383-384.

Gupta, B. K., & Chakraborty, B. (2005). The Role of Zoos in the Rehabilitation of Animals in the Circus. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 8(4), 285-294.

Haque, A. (2006). Distressed Animal Behaviors and Some Recommendations for Improvements at the Kuala Lumpur Zoo, Malaysia. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 9(4), 333-335.

Hosey, G. (2013). Hediger revisited: how do zoo animals see us?. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(4), 338-359.

Jensvold, M. L., Zager, L., & Bismanovsky, D. (2013). Promoting Nonhuman Animal Welfare: Interactions With Caregivers and Zoo Visitors. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(4), 384-385.

Kagan, R. L. (2013). Challenges of Zoo Animal Welfare—The Path From Good Care to Great Welfare: Keynote. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(4), 381-381.

Kelling, A. S., Allard, S. M., Kelling, N. J., Sandhaus, E. A., & Maple, T. L. (2012). Lion, ungulate, and visitor reactions to playbacks of lion roars at Zoo Atlanta. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 15(4), 313-328.

Kelly, K. R., Harrison, M. L., Size, D. D., & MacDonald, S. E. (2015). Individual Effects of Seasonal Changes, Visitor Density, and Concurrent Bear Behavior on Stereotypical Behaviors in Captive Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 18(1), 17-31.

Koene, P. (2013). Behavioral ecology of captive species: Using behavioral adaptations to assess and enhance welfare of nonhuman zoo animals. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(4), 360-380.

Koene, P., Vanderschoot, K., & Nijboer, J. (2013). Environmental Change and Welfare of Captive King Penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(4), 385-386.

Kroshko, J., & Mason, G. (2013). Identifying “High Welfare” Versus “Low Welfare” Species in Zoo Collections. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(4), 386-387.

Litchfield, C., Dorrian, J., Davis, J., Lushington, K., & Dawson, D. (2011). Lessons in primate heat tolerance: a commentary based on the “human zoo” experience. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 14(2), 162-169.

Loeding, E., Thomas, J., Bernier, D., & Santymire, R. (2011). Using fecal hormonal and behavioral analyses to evaluate the introduction of two sable antelope at Lincoln Park Zoo. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 14(3), 220-246.

Luke, D., Wielebnowski, N., & Carter, S. (2013). Animal Welfare: A Central Tenet of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(4), 388-388.

Mallapur, A., Qureshi, Q., & Chellam, R. (2002). Enclosure design and space utilization by Indian leopards (Panthera pardus) in four zoos in southern India. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 5(2), 111-124.

Mallapur, A., Waran, N., & Sinha, A. (2005). Use of enclosure space by captive lion-tailed macaques (Macaca silenus) housed in Indian zoos. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 8(3), 175-186.

Maloney, M. A., Meiers, S. T., White, J., & Romano, M. A. (2006). Effects of three food enrichment items on the behavior of black lemurs (Eulemur macaco macaco) and ringtail lemurs (Lemur catta) at the Henson Robinson Zoo, Springfield, Illinois. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 9(2), 111-127.

Maple, T. L. (2007). Toward a science of welfare for animals in the zoo. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 10(1), 63-70.

Maple, T. L. (2013). The Empirical Zoo Director—Building a Foundation of Evidence-Based Welfare and Wellness: Keynote. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(4), 382-382.

Margulis, S. W., Atsalis, S., & Sarfaty, A. (2013). Impacts of Contraception on the Social Behavior of Gorillas: Welfare Concerns. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(4), 389-389.

Martín, O., Vinyoles, D., García-Galea, E., & Maté, C. (2016). Improving the Welfare of a Zoo-Housed Male Drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus poensis) Aggressive Toward Visitors. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 19(4), 323-334.

Martin, R. A., & Melfi, V. (2016). A Comparison of Zoo Animal Behavior in the Presence of Familiar and Unfamiliar People. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 19(3), 234-244.

Maślak, R., Sergiel, A., Bowles, D., & Paśko, Ł. (2016). The Welfare of Bears in Zoos: A Case Study of Poland. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 19(1), 24-36.

McCann, C., N. Perriello, J. Moody, and E. Metzger. (2013). Assessing the Value of Choice as a Reinforcer and Implications for Enhancing Primate Welfare. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science (16)4, 390.

Melfi, V. A. (2013). Nonhuman Zoo Animal Welfare: A Systematic Guide to Troubleshooting Problems. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(4), 392-392.

Miller, L. J., Chase, M. J., & Hacker, C. E. (2016). A Comparison of Walking Rates Between Wild and Zoo African Elephants. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 19(3), 271-279.

Morabito, P., & Bashaw, M. J. (2012). A survey of abnormal repetitive behaviors in North American river otters housed in zoos. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 15(3), 208-221.

Moriarty, P. V. (1998). Zoos and conservation programs. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 1(4), 377-380.

Noonan, M. (2013). On the Behavior and Welfare of Killer Whales in Captivity. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(4), 394-394.

Ozella, L., Favaro, L., Carnovale, I., & Pessani, D. (2015). Pond use by captive African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) in an immersive exhibit adjacent to human bathers. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 18(3), 303-309.

Pearson, E. L., Davis, J. M., & Litchfield, C. A. (2010). A case study of orangutan and siamang behavior within a mixed-species zoo exhibit. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 13(4), 330-346.

Perdue, B. M., Snyder, R. J., Wilson, M. L., & Maple, T. L. (2013). Giant Panda Welfare in Captivity. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(4), 394-395.

Posta, B. (2013). Assessing Nonhuman Animal Welfare in a New Exhibit: Environmental Effects on Physical and Behavioral Well Being. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(4), 396-397.

Posta, B., Leighty, K. A., Alligood, C., & Carlstead, K. (2013). Using Science to Understand Elephant Welfare. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(4), 395-396.

Rajagopal, T., Archunan, G., & Sekar, M. (2011). Impact of zoo visitors on the fecal cortisol levels and behavior of an endangered species: Indian blackbuck (Antelope cervicapra L.). Journal of applied animal welfare science, 14(1), 18-32.

Rees, P. A. (2009). The sizes of elephant groups in zoos: Implications for elephant welfare. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 12(1), 44-60.

Savastano, G., Hanson, A., & McCann, C. (2003). The development of an operant conditioning training program for New World primates at the Bronx Zoo. Journal of applied animal welfare science, 6(3), 247-261.

Sekar, M., Rajagopal, T., & Archunan, G. (2008). Influence of zoo visitor presence on the behavior of captive Indian gaur (Bos gaurus gaurus) in a zoological park. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 11(4), 352-357.

Sellinger, R. L., & Ha, J. C. (2005). The effects of visitor density and intensity on the behavior of two captive jaguars (Panthera onca). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 8(4), 233-244.

Sha, J., Han, S., Marlena, D., & Kee, J. (2012). Effects of Single-Use and Group-Use Enrichment on Stereotypy and Intragroup Aggressive and Affiliative Behaviors of a Social Group of Squirrel Monkeys (Saimiri sciureus) at the Singapore Zoo. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 15(4), 358-371.

Shyan, M. R., Merritt, D., Kohlmeier, N. M., Barton, K., & Tenge, J. (2002). Effects of pool size on free-choice selections by Atlantic bottlenosed dolphins at one zoo facility. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 5(3), 215-225.

Siegford, J. M. (2013). Multidisciplinary approaches and assessment techniques to better understand and enhance zoo nonhuman animal welfare. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(4), 300-318.

Smith, B. P., & Litchfield, C. A. (2010). An empirical case study examining effectiveness of environmental enrichment in two captive Australian sea lions (Neophoca cinerea). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 13(2), 103-122.

Smith, K. N., & Kuhar, C. W. (2010). Siamangs (Hylobates syndactylus) and white-cheeked gibbons (Hylobates leucogenys) show few behavioral differences related to zoo attendance. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 13(2), 154-163.

Soriano, A. I., Ensenyat, C., Serrat, S., & Maté, C. (2006). Introducing a semi-naturalistic exhibit as structural enrichment for two brown bears (Ursus arctos). Does this ensure their captive well-being?. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 9(4), 299-314.

Soriano, A. I., Vinyoles, D., & Maté, C. (2016). Long-term macroevaluation of environmental enrichment in three brown bears (Ursus arctos) at Barcelona Zoo. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 19(1), 49-61.

Tresz, H. (2006). Behavioral management at the Phoenix Zoo: New strategies and perspectives. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 9(1), 65-70.

Weisberg, L. B. (1999). Is there a future for zoos?. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2(3), 251-253.

 

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