Animal Welfare: What Is It?

Animal welfare… we write about it a lot on the CZS Insights blog and there is an entire department at Brookfield Zoo named for it. But what is it and how do we study it? To achieve good welfare in a zoo or aquarium environment an animal must be provided with the appropriate food, water, shelter, and medical care along with environmental enrichment that improves the habitat beyond basic behavioral and cognitive needs.

posted 12/15/2020 10:21:04 AM

CZS & Brookfield Zoo

Since the opening of Brookfield Zoo in 1934, the Chicago Zoological Society has had an international reputation for taking a cutting-edge role in animal care and conservation of the natural world. Learn more about the animals, people, and research that make up CZS here at our blog.

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