Environmental Enrichment for Captive Animals
Autor: Robert J. Young
Environmental enrichment is a simple and effective means of improving animal welfare in any species – companion, farm, laboratory and zoo. For many years, it has been a popular area of research, and has attracted the attention and concerns of animal keepers and carers, animal industry professionals, academics, students and pet owners all over the world. This book is the first to integrate scientific knowledge and principles to show how environmental enrichment can be used on different types of animal. Filling a major gap, it considers the history of animal keeping, legal issues and ethics, right through to a detailed exploration of whether environmental enrichment actually works, the methods involved, and how to design and manage programmes.
- The first book in a major new animal welfare series
- Draws together a large amount of research on different animals
- Provides detailed examples and case studies
- An invaluable reference tool for all those who work with or study animals in captivity
This book is part of the UFAW/- Animal Welfare Book Series. This major series of books produced in collaboration between UFAW (The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare), and - provides an authoritative source of information on worldwide developments, current thinking and best practice in the field of animal welfare science and technology.
Environmental Enrichment: an Historical Perspective
Why Bother with Environmental Enrichment?
Does Environmental Enrichment Work?
Proactive v. Reactive use of Environmental Enrichment
Designing an Enrichment Device
The Enrichment Programme
Enrichment for Different Categories of Animals
Food and Foraging Enrichment
Social Environmental Enrichment
Furniture. Toys and other Objects
Designing and Analysing Enrichment Studies
Information Sources about Environmental Enrichment