Research File – Zoos and research

Chinese giant salamander
Chinese giant salamander

 

Apart from being fun places to visit, zoos are also places were research is being carried out. In Rotterdam Zoo, they are trying to bred giant Chinese salamanders. In the same Zoo’s Oceanium, they are involved in international attempts to breed threatened reef species. In Amsterdam’s ARTIS zoo, the focus is on toys, food, enclosures and playmates to enrich the animal’s environment. And in Eidenburgh Zoo, the focus is on sex and food and the Arabian Oryx.

Producer: Laura Durnford, with a contribution from Liesbeth de Bakker.