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Lessons in primate heat tolerance : a commentary based on the "human zoo" experience

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by C Litchfield, Drew DawsonDrew Dawson, J Dorrian, J Davis, K Lushington
"Current enclosure designs for nonhuman primates emphasize cognitive and psychological well being (Hosey, 2005). The equal importance of physical environment was made apparent to us during the 2007 Human Zoo Project, which aimed to promote community awareness of Great Ape conservation, at Adelaide Zoo. To gain an experience of zoo exhibit conditions, four groups of six human participants spent a week in an outdoor enclosure that previously housed orangutans. A universal and immediate complaint made by participants was heat discomfort despite access to a spa pool, hammock, iced drinking water, shade sail, and sheltering palm trees (Figure 1)."--p. 162.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

14

Issue

2

Start Page

162

End Page

169

Number of Pages

8

eISSN

1532-7604

ISSN

1088-8705

Location

United States

Publisher

Routledge

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Sleep Research;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of applied animal welfare science.