The Elephant in The Room: The State of Welfare for UK Zoo Elephants

WARNING: this is a sticky article to get your teeth into! If you want quick light reading, go back - Elephant enthusiasts read on!Read time: 30 minutes Should elephants be kept in captivity? This controversial question has caused a rift in the scientific community and public eye alike. We know that elephants are faring notoriously … Continue reading The Elephant in The Room: The State of Welfare for UK Zoo Elephants

The Complexity of Animal Emotions: What Are They, and How Can We Measure Them?

Read time: 20 minutes What you will learn in this article: How do scientists view animal emotions? What are Cognitive Bias Tests, and what can the brain tell us? Are animal emotions sentient experiences? As the dominant species on our planet, we are quick to anthropomorphise. We readily assign human emotions to much of the … Continue reading The Complexity of Animal Emotions: What Are They, and How Can We Measure Them?