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Social Shifts in Animal Interpretation

Appeared 2018
Published in Legacy

In “Social Shifts in Animal Interpretation” Global Field Program graduate and naturalist Kathryn McQueen examines the shifts in captive animal management for zoos, parks and animal rehabilitation facilities. Realizing that animals on display have needs beyond that of human necessity, animal interpreters face many of the same challenges of zoos including societal shifts in viewing captive animals. As McQueen explains, people’s view of animals, their enclosures, and those who care for them has taken a turn towards awe and respect. There is an increasing need for education and conservation.