Karin E. Jaffe

Karin E. Jaffe

Sep 17, 2015

Group 6 Copy 53
0
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    Low activity levels in captive animals are common because they don't have to search for food, unlike their wild counterparts. This may result in lower visitor interest in the animals and contribute to reduced interest in conservation efforts. We will address this issue by building and installing 'smart feeders' in the lemur enclosure at Oakland Zoo and studying how changes in food availability affect lemur activity levels and in turn how changes in activity affects zoo visitor interest.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Using high-tech toys to improve foraging in captive rhinos

    A Foobler is a toy that dispenses food when your pet plays with it. We want to build one for the San Francisco...

    Personalized Cancer and Viral Therapy: Clostridium-based Cell Delivery System coupled to CRISPR/Cas9 Nanotherapeutic

    One of the fundamental weaknesses in cancer treatment or any therapy based at the cellular level is entering...

    Seeking Safer Skies for Haiti's Rarest Seabird

    The goal of our research is to reduce collisions of critically endangered Black-Capped Petrel with communication...

    Backer Badge Funded