Behavioral Diversity as an Indicator of Good Welfare

Behavioral diversity—a concept borrowed from ecology—suggests that when an animal in a managed setting (e.g. zoo, farm, sanctuary) expresses a diverse repertoire of species-typical behaviors, they are presumed to have good welfare.

posted 10/28/2021 10:25:50 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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