About This Project
Food abundance, delivery schedules, and other external factors affect animal behavior in zoos, especially species like bears which forage for food most of their day. Therefore, to enhance welfare, animals need to be active in ecologically relevant ways, i.e., ‘work for their food’ .
In this study, we will explore the ‘next steps’ in bear care by examining the effects of adding increasingly complex enrichment, provided to sun bears (Helarctos malayanus) at Oakland Zoo.
Recent Lab Notes From This Project
Browse Other Projects on Experiment
Hummingbirds use energy at extremely high rates due to their small size and high metabolism. They must conserve...