Why does ZOO do research?

Research is an important part of ZOO’s work – both in order to perform our role as a cultural institution and as an essential part of our work with the preservation of nature’s many animal species.

Research and conservation go hand in hand, and the research results contribute knowledge about the animals interaction in and with nature, leading to a better understanding of how best to preserve species and their habitats.


ZOO AS A RECOGNISED RESEARCH INSTITUTION

Research is deeply rooted at ZOO and its development has taken a quantum leap over the past decade.

Today, ZOO is both nationally and internationally considered a consolidated and attractive partner, which delivers research of the highest quality. This recognition is also reflected in the grants given to ZOO’s research, which have, among other things, made the establishment of ZOO’s first research laboratory possible.

OUR VISION

ZOO must perform original, application-oriented, high quality research in behavioural biology, zoological medicine and population biology, as well as contributing to basic research in the same areas. Projects related to current problems and/or endangered species are prioritised.

ZOO’s research is a tool for solving significant current and general problems as well as for answering biological questions that are published internationally. The primary goal of ZOO’s research is to ensure the effective management, optimal well-being and health (genetic, physical and behavioural) of small animal populations, as well as to support ZOO’s conservation activities.


RESEARCH AREAS

In principle, work may be done in all areas of relevance to the above objectives, but focus is placed on the following disciplines:

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ZOO’s science department

ZOO has made this video so you have the opportunity to gain an insight into the work that the science department at ZOO does every day.