The 2020 Five Domains Model: Including Human–Animal Interactions in Assessments of Animal Welfare (Mellor et al., 2020)
The Five Domains Model of animal welfare assessment has just been updated in a new paper:
🐾Five Domains: (1) Nutrition, (2) Physical Environment, (3) Health, (4) Behavioural Interactions, (5) Mental State;
🐾Update adds human-animal interactions to the model;
🐾Applicable to all animal caretakers, including zoo keepers, researchers & veterinary staff!
Seasonal and Daily Activity of Two Zoo-Housed Grizzly Bears (Ursus arctos horribilis)
New study investigated activity patterns in two zoo-housed grizzly bears:
🐻Most inactivity recorded in winter;
🐻Stereotypies and general activity emerged in spring and summer;
🐻Stereotypies more frequent in the morning.