The Science of Animal Care
One of the exciting new challenges in enhancing high-level animal care in zoos is applying a broad range of sciences to evaluate animal well-being. The Chicago Zoological Society has addressed this challenge by establishing the Center for the Science of Animal Welfare (CSAW), a program designed to advance the science of “animal-directed” care at Brookfield Zoo.
With CSAW, the Society is expanding the field through innovation— combining scientific study and animal husbandry to develop the best possible management practices.This is leading to a suite of tools to evaluate animal well being from an animal-centric perspective, and building on the existing programs that CZS has established.
Explore the Center for Animal Welfare