This book is the first to integrate scientific knowledge and principles to show how environmental enrichment can be used on different types of animal. Filling a major gap, it considers the history of animal keeping, legal issues and ethics, right through to a detailed exploration of whether environmental enrichment actually works, the methods involved, and how to design and manage programmes.
The first book in a major new animal welfare series
Draws together a large amount of research on different animals
Provides detailed examples and case studies
An invaluable reference tool for all those who work with or study animals in captivity
1. Environmental Enrichment: An Historical Perspective.
2. Why Bother with Environmental Enrichment?.
3. Does Environmental Enrichment Work?.
4. Proactive v. Reactive Use of Environmental Enrichment.
5. Designing an Enrichment Device.
6. The Enrichment Programme.
7. Enrichment for Different Categories of Animals.
8. Food and Foraging Enrichment.
9. Social Environmental Enrichment.
11. Furniture, Toys and Other Objects.
12. Designing and Analysing Enrichment Studies.
13. Information Sources About Environmental Enrichment.
"This book deserves to be bought and read by a wide audience. It should be required reading for all undergraduate students intending to carry out research projects involving environmental enrichment."
"Scientific and passionate in the promotion of environmental enrichment."
Lab Animal News (US)
"Professor Young effortlessly leads the reader through the important scientific concepts and recognises the human dimension to what happens in practice. He writes with the passion of someone dedicated to improving animals in captivity."
"In short, if you want to learn more about environmental enrichment I do not know of a better place to turn, whatever your background."
Veterinary Times, 2004