Animal Welfare Course

Animal Welfare CourseID: 9635

熊本サンクチュアリ
Aim
Students learn about animal welfare in captive animals. They will engage in activities for environmental enrichment, feeding enrichment, and cognitive enrichment. They will also learn basics of behavioral observation and comparative cognitive science which are needed in practicing and evaluating those enrichment activities.

This course was conducted as Comparative Cognitive Science Course in 2014.
2017FY
TBA
2016FY
November 14-17, 2016 View Photos
March 15-17, 2017 View Photos

2015FY
November 24-27, 2015 View Photos
2014FY
June 17 - 20, 2014 View Photos
Host researcher
Professor Satoshi Hirata
 

March 15-17, 2017


 

November 14-17, 2016


 

November 24-27, 20152015/11/24- 2015/11/27



Aim
Students learn about animal welfare in captive animals. They will engage in activities for environmental enrichment, feeding enrichment, and cognitive enrichment. They will also learn basics of behavioral observation and comparative cognitive science which are needed in practicing and evaluating those enrichment activities.
Date
November 24-27, 2015
 

June 17 - 20, 2014* Conducted as Comparative Cognitive Science Course in 2014.



Outline
Observation
・Individual identification of chimpanzees/bonobos
・Naturalistic observation of chimpanzees/bonobos
・Recording of behaviors on notebook and transcription

Eye-tracking experiment
・Demo experiment: each student taking turns as subject and experimenter
・Observation of eye-tracking experiment with chimpanzees

Touch panel task
・Observation of touch panel task with bonobos and chimpanzees
・Set up of touch panel equipment
・Operation of touch panels

Enrichment activities in the enclosure
・Placement of banboo trees in a chimpanzee enclosure
・Cleaning of a stream in a chimpanzee enclosure
・Planting banana trees
Date
June 17 - 20, 2014
Photos