Faculty Advisor

Robakiewicz, Philip E.

Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill.

Abstract

This project addresses environmental enrichment for the big cats in the Southwick Zoo. Environmental enrichment is giving the animal back as much control over its life as captivity will allow, promoting the psychological well being of captive animals by enriching their environment. Behavioral enrichment provides an environment that promotes natural activities. This project researches types of enrichment and selects appropriate types to be implemented at the zoo, in accordance to the needs of the cats and the zoo's capabilities.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Major

Biotechnology

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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