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African spotted-necked otter enrichment at the San Diego Zoo.
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Disclaimer: This site is maintained by the SDZG Library for the use of San Diego Zoo Global staff and volunteers. Although we make every attempt to provide accurate information, some of the resources and links may become outdated. If you have suggestions for updates or additional resources, we welcome your feedback.
Zoo Animal Welfare & Enrichment
AZA : Elements of a Good Enrichment Program
Association of Zoos & Aquariums. Accreditation standards and characteristics of a good enrichment program. Member-only access - requires login.
Center for Animal Welfare
Chicago Zoological Society. Research, tools, programs, species-specific information, and animal welfare bibliography.
Center for Zoo Animal Welfare (CZAW)
Detroit Zoological Society. Media, resources, symposium.
Disney's Animal Enrichment Program
Disney's Animal Program. Species-specific information, methods, course.
Enrichment for Nonhuman Primates (2005) [PDF]
National Institutes of Health (NIH). A six-booklet series on providing appropriate enrichment for baboons, capuchins, chimpanzees, macaques, marmosets and tamarins, and squirrel monkeys.
The Perspective of Animal Welfare in Shaping Zoos in the Future [video]
TEDx talk by Ron Kagan, Director, Detroit Zoological Society, at the Future of Zoos Symposium, February 2012.
First place to visit?
SDZG's intranet portal, Insider Online.
This is the animal welfare information hub for SDZG team members. Click the links and sign in for access:
SDZG Research Guides
Guide to finding animal information online and at the San Diego Zoo Global Library
Guide to finding animal welfare, training, and enrichment information, online and at the San Diego Zoo Global Library
Guide to finding conservation information, online and at the San Diego Zoo Global Library
Guide to finding plant, plant conservation, and botanical garden information, online and at the San Diego Zoo Global Library
Guide to finding veterinary and biomedical information, online and at the San Diego Zoo Global Library
Zoos & Aquariums
Guide to zoo & aquarium information, online and at the San Diego Zoo Global Library; natural history museum links
SDZG Library Links
Home page, San Diego Zoo Global Library
SDZG Library's online public-access catalog - SDZG team members may request books for delivery via interoffice mail
Journals available to team members through the SDZG Library - search contents, view library holdings, access full text
Article databases available through the SDZG Library; journal information
Portal to the SDZG Library's detailed, fully referenced animal fact sheets
Priority Species Information
Custom literature searches and fact sheets for current priority species — for SDZG team members, onsite access only
SDZG Research Publications
Peer reviewed and scientific works by San Diego Zoo Global staff.
Portal to the SDZG Library's research guides: Animals, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Plants, Reference, Veterinary Medicine, Zoos & Aquariums
Email the librarians at email@example.com