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Our Wild World

Our Wild World

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December 08th 2014:Chimpan A to Chimpan Z with Dr. Stephen Ross

With almost two decades of experience studying primate behavior Dr. Stephen Ross, Director Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes at Lincoln Park Zoo, focuses on using both animal behavior and science to influence policy, and further the positive effects for animal welfare. His primary focus is assessing, measuring and improving the welfare of chimpanzees in a wide scope of conditions- from inappropriate portrayal of chimpanzees in popular media to assessing the housing and management of chimps in captivity, to those in the often-unseen population in private situations.

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Dr. Stephen Ross

Stephen Ross, began his career in animal behavior studying alternative housing for domestic pigs as a research assistant at the Center for Food and Animal Research in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Following a year studying free-ranging rhesus monkeys in Puerto Rico, he continued to pursue his interest in the proximate and ultimate effects of captive environments on animal welfare as a researcher at facilities in Texas and Georgia. Here he helped conduct studies of the effects of human interaction, social introductions and computer-assisted enrichment on the behavior of chimpanzees. In 2000, Steve was hired by Lincoln Park Zoo as a behavior specialist with a primary role in the design of what ev
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world 11/12/2017 08:00 11/12/2017 09:00 Our Wild World https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world With almost two decades of experience studying primate behavior Dr. Stephen Ross, Director Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes at Lincoln Park Zoo, focuses on using both animal behavior and science to influence policy, and further the positive effects for animal welfare. His primary focus is assessing, measuring and improving the welfare of chimpanzees in a wide scope of conditions- from inappropriate portrayal of chimpanzees in popular media to assessing the housing and management of chimps in captivity, to those in the often-unseen population in private situations. The overarching goal of Steve’s work is to facilitate change in both policy and legislation that will benefit chimpanzees in captivity and their conservation in the wild. Steve’s breadth of knowledge brought him to the attention of the Lincoln Park Zoo and the designing of their new ape habitat, and culminated in 2009 in the LPZ’s Project ChimpCare. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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