Environmental Enrichment for Captive Animals

Environmental Enrichment for Captive Animals

by Robert J. Young

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Environmental Enrichment for Captive Animals by 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/Wiley-Blackwell Animal Welfare Book Series.  This major series of books produced in collaboration between UFAW (The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare), and Wiley-Blackwell provides an authoritative source of information on worldwide developments, current thinking and best practice in the field of animal welfare science and technology. For details of all of the titles in the series see www.wiley.com/go/ufaw.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118699553
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Series: UFAW Animal Welfare
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,029,268
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Robert Young is currently Professor of Animal Behaviour at PUC-Minas (Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais) in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil where he works on environmental enrichment in zoos and conducts field research on a number of different species. He has given lectures, workshops and mini-courses on the subject of environmental enrichment in the UK, USA, Denmark, Russia and Brazil.

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