We are using new techniques to monitor and optimise animal welfare and visitor experiences at Taronga.
This collaborative project will employ novel and proven techniques to reliably measure the education and animal welfare impacts during a variety of interaction and communication methods. This is an area of great interest to us as our conservation goals rely more and more on converting our good standing in the community to daily action for the conservation of wildlife and habitats.
Taronga – Dr Vicky Melfi
University of Melbourne – Dr Paul Hemsworth
Zoos Victoria – Dr Mike Magrath, Sally Sherwin