Claudia Tay

Claudia Tay

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

My interests lie in animal welfare science, looking at both behavioural and physiological indicators to assess and ultimately improve the welfare of animals under human care. Currently working in an aquarium running a department of animal training and welfare while pursuing a PhD in Veterinary Science looking at anthropogenic effects on zoo animal welfare.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Tay, C., McWhorter, T. J., Xie, S., Mohd Nasir, T. S. B., Reh, B., & Fernandez, E. J. (2023). A comparison of staff presence and signage on zoo visitor behavior. Zoo Biology, 42(3), 407-415.
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    2023 Collins, C., Barr, Y., McKeown, S., Scheun, J., Tay, C., & O’Riordan, R. (2023). An International Investigation of the Prevalence of Negative Visitor Behaviour in the Zoo. Animals, 13(16), 2661.
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    2020 Cabana, F., & Tay, C. (2020). The addition of soil and chitin into Sunda pangolin (Manis javanica) diets affect digestibility, faecal scoring, mean retention time and body weight. Zoo Biology, 39(1), 29-36.
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    2019 Cabana, F., & Tay, C. (2019). Comparison of growth rates of hand-reared and mother-reared Sunda pangolin (Manis javanica) pups at the Night Safari (Singapore). Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2020 Tay, C. (2020). Animal Welfare Assessments: The What, Why and How. Poster session presented at the meeting of 28th Southeast Asian Zoos and Aquariums Association (SEAZA) Annual Conference 2020.
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Member WAZA's Animal Ethics and Welfare Committee Member World Association of Zoos and Aquariums Spain
    2020 - ongoing Member EAZA's Animal Welfare Working Group European Association of Zoos and Aquaria Netherlands
    2019 - ongoing Secretary SEAZA's Animal Welfare & Ethics Committee Southeast Asian Zoos and Aquariums Association Philippines

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