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Blog - Updates, News & Insights

Jan 9, 2024

Introducing Animal Welfare Fingerprinting and Heat-mapping

Care for the Rare's whole facility-welfare assessment system.

Introducing Animal Welfare Fingerprinting and Heat-mapping

Dec 29, 2023

Are We Asking the Right Questions About Animal Welfare in Zoos, Aquariums, or Sanctuaries?

Introducing the Animal Welfare Fingerprint™

Are We Asking the Right Questions About Animal Welfare in Zoos, Aquariums, or Sanctuaries?

Nov 23, 2023

Learn why the future of enrichment may be different from what you think?

Why good zoo design should make enrichment redundant as a we know it

Learn why the future of enrichment may be different from what you think?

Oct 30, 2023

Transparency, Debate and Grey Areas in Zoos and Aquariums

Why we struggle to discuss the things we arguably need to discuss the most.

Transparency, Debate and Grey Areas in Zoos and Aquariums

Sept 4, 2023

Beyond Survival

Reflections on a successful welfare conference

Beyond Survival

Aug 30, 2023

Captive breeding; all creatures great and small!

Captive Breeding; why the small species matter too!

Captive breeding; all creatures great and small!

Aug 12, 2023

Opportunity to Elevate Zoo Animal Welfare through Data Discovery

Find out how data on daily travel distance could help transform captive animal welfare, and how you can help.

Opportunity to Elevate Zoo Animal Welfare through Data Discovery

Aug 7, 2023

Time to stop assuming all enrichment is good for welfare

Who's enriching who?

Time to stop assuming all enrichment is good for welfare

Jul 31, 2023

Caring for the families that Care for the Rare

International Ranger Day

Caring for the families that Care for the Rare

Jul 29, 2023

International Tiger Day

International Tiger Day

International Tiger Day

Jul 16, 2023

Critically endangered European zoo-bred black rhino breeding in the wild

Momentum builds behind reintroduction

Critically endangered European zoo-bred black rhino breeding in the wild

Jun 11, 2023

What koalas can teach us about the current state of zoo design

Admittedly, koalas have a reputation for inactivity - and certainly there is a tendency for zoo designers to take that at face value; providing habitats that positively preclude activity, but an afternoon observing wild koalas shows habitat design is failing this species - as it is many more.

What koalas can teach us about the current state of zoo design

Jun 8, 2023

AZA shift welfare focus to where it matters

Dr Veasey and Care for the Rare have long advocated that the concept of happiness should be central to animal welfare conceptions and so we are pleased to see AZA adopting that approach!

AZA shift welfare focus to where it matters

Jun 4, 2023

Care for the Rare Down Under!

A fantastic start to our time at Zoos Victoria working on projects as diverse as orangutan welfare priorities, tiger and elephant management and habitat design, all the way through to first people's engagement in conservation programming and welfare priority assessment.

Care for the Rare Down Under!

May 28, 2023

If its wrong to pet a kiwi - what does that mean for ambassador animal programs

Recently an American based zoo offended New Zealand by offering the nation's national bird up for petting experiences, leading to an end in the program. What does this tell us about "ambassador" animal programs?

If its wrong to pet a kiwi - what does that mean for ambassador animal programs

May 25, 2023

Care for the Rare to Address Taiwanese Association of Zoos & Aquariums on Innovations in Welfare-Based Design & Management

Care for the Rare share's the latest insights into welfare-based zoo design and management with the Taiwanese Zoo community, as well as running workshops on mixed species habitat management.

Care for the Rare to Address Taiwanese Association of Zoos & Aquariums on Innovations in Welfare-Based Design & Management

May 23, 2023

A Culinary Conundrum for Zoos: Bridging the Gap Between Mission & Menu

Zoos, aquariums and other wildlife attractions advocate for conservation and animal welfare - given the environmental and welfare impacts of meat consumption, how can zoos align their mission with their menu?

A Culinary Conundrum for Zoos: Bridging the Gap Between Mission & Menu

May 20, 2023

Captive breeding and ecosystem engineers

Reintroduction is about so much more than the species being reintroduced; find out how reintroduced water voles help pave the way for beavers!

Captive breeding and ecosystem engineers

May 8, 2023

Why the missing ingredient to improving animal welfare, is so often understanding what really matters to animals

Unlocking the secrets to animal welfare - Care for the Rare sheds light on how we establish what really matters to animals to inform our habitat designs and management plans. We also explain how a failure to identify and focus on the actual needs of species in many enrichment programs is negatively impacting welfare.

Why the missing ingredient to improving animal welfare, is so often understanding what really matters to animals

May 5, 2023

Welfare priority assessment for orangutan launched

Care for the Rare launches an AWPIS welfare priority assessment for Orangutan - as the least social of the great apes, we are excited to see what we'll learn about this species' needs to help inform habitat design and management in zoos and rescue / rehab facilities

Welfare priority assessment for orangutan launched
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