Research at Woburn Safari Park
Zoological institutions have a responsibility to engage in research that will benefit our understanding of captive animal management and promote conservation.
To help our animals get the most out their captive environments, we conduct a number of animal-based studies at the park. These studies commonly have a focus on animal behaviour, welfare, nutrition, husbandry, environmental enrichment, ecology, reproduction, and conservation. All of which are non-invasive and can be conducted through observation of the animals in the captive environment. We also support social based studies which focus on visitor perception and attitudes, thus aiding conservation through improved education.
HOW TO APPLY?
As a British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquaria (BIAZA) member, we strongly recommend that you read the zoo based research guidelines (www.biaza.co.uk/research) prior to applying. There, you can learn about project planning, sampling techniques, ethics and statistics that will help you conduct high quality research.
If you currently have a project in mind, please carefully read the details below. Please understand that we regularly receive applications for research, so it is important that applications are completed and returned well in advance of research commencing.
We regularly update our list of current priority research topics at the park. Please contact our Animal Researcher: Katie.email@example.com to request this list or feel free to send your own ideas for review. All applicants will need to fill in an application form and understand our research protocols prior to research approval. These will be sent out upon receipt of interest in a particular research topic.