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Lindmark, Marion, 2009. Inventory and evaluation of Nairobi Animal Orphanage : focusing on routines and feeding, black-backed jackal, lion and patas monkey. First cycle, G2E. Skara: SLU, Dept. of Animal Environment and Health



This BSc thesis is an introductory step to the collaboration between the Swedish zoo Skansen and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). It constitutes of an inventory of the Nairobi Animal Orphanage (AO), a facility that cares for injured and abandoned wildlife species in Kenya. Through the cooperation with Skansen, the KWS will improve their management of the AO. The aim of the inventory and BSc theses is to evaluate the management of black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas), lion (Panthera leo) and patas monkey (Erythrocebus patas) regarding their biological needs. The general enclosures, routines and feeding at the AO are also evaluated since they have a great influence on the management of captive animals. The inventory was carried out at the AO in 2009. Enclosures were documented, staff was interviewed and routines were observed. The inventory resulted in several aspects in need of improvements to ensure the welfare of species in captivity. The general planning of the park and state of enclosures need to be considered in relation to the relevant ecology of species. Diets need to be adjusted to suit species specific needs and the presentations of food should allow for natural feeding behaviours. General and daily routines need to be organised and evaluated further. Several improvements can be done without major reconstructions until major changes can be carried through. Suggestions for improvements and the need for further evaluations are discussed. Lack of knowledge and resources restricts the possibilities to provide major changes. Future collaboration with sponsors and Skansen will hopefully guide the KWS to better management and needed welfare.

Main title:Inventory and evaluation of Nairobi Animal Orphanage
Subtitle:focusing on routines and feeding, black-backed jackal, lion and patas monkey
Authors:Lindmark, Marion
Supervisor:Eriksson, Per
Examiner:Lidfors, Lena
Series:Studentarbete / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för husdjurens miljö och hälsa
Volume/Sequential designation:269
Year of Publication:2009
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:VK002 Ethology and Animal Welfare - Bachelor's Programme 180 HEC
Supervising department:(VH) > Dept. of Animal Environment and Health
Keywords:djurpark, zoo, afrika, kenya, lejon, lion, monkey, canis, feeding
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Animal feeding
Animal ecology
Animal husbandry
Additional Information:Arbetet är en del i en serie av tre, skrivna av två andra studenter - Hedman och Sommer.
Deposited On:02 Jul 2009 11:42
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:09

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