'We are delighted to welcome our new students to the programme and look forward to helping them learn about Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare over the coming year.
We’ve already had a great overnight trip to the North of Scotland to visit the Highland Wildlife Park. It allowed us to all get to know each other a bit better, and also to learn about welfare implications of keeping animals in captivity. The Highland Wildlife Park arranged for the students to do a Welfare Assessment of certain enclosures and to discuss their recommendations with the keepers – really great experience!
The students have already started their Zoo Research Project at Edinburgh Zoo. They are working in groups and learning about carrying out behavioural observations of, for example, Gelada Baboons, Gentoo Penguins, Otters and Darwin’s Rhea.' Dr Susan Jarvis, Programme Director