Carnivores: Present food in/on water
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Many species of carnivore, particularly bears, hunt or forage in water. Many countries have regulations against feeding live vertebrate animals, including fish, to predatory species in captivity. Therefore, providing food in or floating on water aims to simulate a wild-type situation, encouraging natural foraging and hunting behaviours.