Carnivores: Alter feeding schedule according to visitor activity
Overall effectiveness category Awaiting assessment
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Animal behaviour can be influenced by the presence of zoo visitors . Responses to visitor activity are often species- and individual-specific and consequently adjusting visiting times according to the needs of specific animals might improve their welfare.
 Margulis, S.W., Hoyos, C., Anderson, M. 2003. Effect of felid activity on zoo visitor interest. Zoo Biology. 22, 587-599.