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Developing a metric of usable space for zoo exhibits

Browning, Heather ORCID: 0000-0003-1554-7052 and Maple, Terry L. (2019) Developing a metric of usable space for zoo exhibits. Frontiers in Psychology, 10. ISSN 1664-1078

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Identification Number: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00791


The size of animal exhibits has important effects on their lives and welfare. However, most references to exhibit size only consider floor space and height dimensions, without considering the space afforded by usable features within the exhibit. In this paper, we develop two possible methods for measuring the usable space of zoo exhibits and apply these to a sample exhibit. Having a metric for usable space in place will provide a better reflection of the quality of different exhibits, and enhance comparisons between exhibits.

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Additional Information: © 2019 The Authors
Divisions: CPNSS
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2022 11:18
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2022 18:03

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