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 a wildlife institution with over 15,000 individual animals and 1,000 species while pursuing a PhD in Veterinary Science looking at anthropogenic effects on zoo animal welfare.
Date Position Institution name 2021 - ongoing Adjunct Lecturer Temasek Polytechnic 2014 - ongoing Assistant Manager (Animal Welfare) Mandai Wildlife Group
Date Institution name Country Title Nanyang Technological University Singapore MSc University of Queensland Australia BSc
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), 9 pages.
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.
DOI Scopus6 WoS5 Europe PMC2
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.
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.
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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