Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Short Communication Volume 4 Issue 1

Caring for the Wild: A Welfare Perspective of Dehiwala Zoo

DP Manawadu*, HA Anoma Priydarshani and Ishini Wickremesinghe

Department of National Zoological Gardens, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka

*Corresponding Author: DP Manawadu, Assistant Director, Department of National Zoological Gardens, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka.

Received: April 23, 2021; Published: June 23, 2021


  The latest advancement in scientific knowledge has brought forth an understanding on animal sentience. The field of animal welfare is a young and flourishing field of research. Animal welfare according to World Organisation for Animal Health is how an animal is coping with the conditions in which it lives. An animal is in a good state of welfare if (as indicated by scientific evidence) it is healthy, comfortable, well-nourished, safe, able to express innate behavior, and if it is not suffering from unpleasant states such as pain, fear, and distress.


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Citation: DP Manawadu., et al. “Caring for the Wild: A Welfare Perspective of Dehiwala Zoo". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.1 (2022): 40-41.


Copyright: © 2022 DP Manawadu., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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