Thursday, 22 October 2015

Animal Welfare Masters students visit the Highland Wildlife Park



This year's MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare students enjoying a visit to the RZSS's Highland Wildlife Park.
 
 
 
This year we welcomed 38 Postgraduate students from various parts of the world, to study on the on-campus Masters programme in Applied animal behaviour and welfare.  As part of their studies, the students recently enjoyed a visit to the Highland Wildlife Park (RZSS)in Aviemore, where they got the chance to carry out animal welfare assessments on certain enclosures and then discuss their findings with the HWP staff. The HWP keepers and management were very interested to hear the comments and suggestions made by our students, and promised to consider them as part of their regular animal welfare audits. The University of Edinburgh and the RZSS have had a long and productive relationship, and regularly work together to develop and deliver high quality education and research to enhance captive animal health and welfare. The visit to the HWP provided these international students to learn more about the conservation work being carried out there to benefit native Scottish Species, as well as to showcase the beauty of the Scottish Highlands. What a great way to learn!
 


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