Possible Research Topics

If you’re studying an animal or conservation course and are struggling to find a research topic which can fit in with animal collections in your local area, you may wish to consider some of the topics below:

  • Wild bird surveying in a wildlife park, and how can diversity and quantity be improved?
  • Wild invertebrate surveying in a wildlife park, and how can diversity and quantity be improved?
  • One on one animal experience effects on animal behavior (species possible for this question are tigers, pumas, red pandas, meerkats, ring tailed lemurs, raccoons, smooth coated otters and coatis).
  • Traffic noise effect on captive cheetahs, a comparative study between Sandwich and Wingham Wildlife parks.
  • Impact of conservation messages in different formats in a wildlife park setting.
  • Do one on one animal experiences aid in conservation awareness and increase the chance of making a promise to change behaviors or attitudes?
  • Analysis of enclosure use by various animals (see our animal list for details), and if we are looking to make changes to these enclosures how do those changes affect animal enclosure use?
  • Analysis of enrichment use and impact by various animals (see our animal list for details).
  • Difference of enclosure use by chimpanzees of different ages.
  • Impact of one on one experiences on fecal cortisol levels as an indicator of stress levels.
  • Impact of visitor numbers on fecal cortisol levels as an indicator of stress levels.
  • Impact of visitor numbers on animal behaviour.