Douglas Richardson: For bears, size does matter
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About the Event
Zoos often overuse the mantra that when it comes to what makes a good animal enclosure, quality of space is more important than the size of the space. This is potentially true for many species, but with some notable exceptions, bears being one of them. Learn more about exhibit design important to bears.
About Douglas Richardson:
Douglas is a global zoological consultant whose expertise includes collection planning, exhibit design and conservation project development. He has spent over four decades working in zoos around the world and oversaw the first polar bear cub birth in the UK in 25 years after designing an award-winning polar bear enclosure. Douglas is an associate lecturer at University of Glasgow, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and Sparsholt College, Hampshire, lecturing on animal welfare and ethics. He is also vice-chair of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA).