Improving zoos

What helps a zoo pull in the punters?
14 February 2020
Presented by Megan McGregor


An adult asian elephant and its calf


Zoos are big players in conservation, investing 750 million dollars in conserving species in the wild. Researchers from Trinity College Dublin discovered, maybe unsurprisingly, that zoos with more visitors are able to contribute more to conservation projects. But what exactly gets people to visit a zoo? Megan McGregor spoke to the study’s lead author, Andrew Mooney, to find out more...

A system wide approach to managing zoo collections for visitor attendance and in situ conservation


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