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Five Sisters Zoo is dedicated to encouraging and supporting research that improves captive animal management and benefits the conservation of animals. Research is a primary objective of ours and is a major role within modern zoos.
Five Sisters Zoo encourages students to undertake non-invasive animal-based research, looking at areas including animal behaviour, environmental enrichment and nutrition, as well as visitor studies.
Research is helpful to Five Sisters Zoo giving a valuable insight into enclosure design, diet, social behaviour, etc, as well as making us aware of visitors attitudes and perceptions, thus aiding conservation through improved education.
All researchers wishing to conduct a project at Five Sisters Zoo should submit an application form.Research Proposal Application Form 2014132 KB.
Applications are assessed by the Head of Education and Zoo Management staff, and will be accepted based on the subject area, its value to science, and the logistics of the proposed study.
Applications should be sent to the Head of Education at least one month in advance of the proposed start date.