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Food and thought : what are visitors learning during animal feeding time at the zoo?

Nelson, S.C.


Feeding times have become popular activities at most zoological, wild animal parks and aquaria in part because they are compatible with pre-existing animal enrichment programs and so cost little to provide. Nothing is known, however, of visitor attitudes towards the animals and the food provided or the learning outcomes, if any, from feeding times and the talks given by keepers during such programs. Therefore, structured interviews were conducted with administrators, staff and visitors at...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d74e80b745e3


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