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 Care and Welfare, a program designed to advance the science of “animal-directed” care at Brookfield Zoo.
Through the Center, 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