Penguin Welfare Project
Gentoo Penguin Swimming in the Polk Penguin Conservation Center - photo by Jennie Miller

Dr. Stephanie Allard at the Polk Penguin Conservation Center

Dr. Stephanie Allard, director of animal welfare for the Detroit Zoological Society, discusses the Center for Zoo Animal Welfare's penguin research project, which aims to better understand what is meaningful for a penguin. This two-year project involves research in two different habitats at the Detroit Zoo – the Penguinarium, built in 1968, and the new Polk Penguin Conservation Center, which opened in April 2016.

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Center for Zoo Animal Welfare - Penguin Welfare Project
Dr. Stephanie Allard

Dr. Stephanie Allard, director of animal welfare for the Detroit Zoological Society, discusses the Center for Zoo Animal Welfare's penguin research project, which aims to better understand what is meaningful for a penguin. This two-year project involves research in two different habitats at the Detroit Zoo – the Penguinarium, built in 1968, and the new Polk Penguin Conservation Center, which opened in April 2016.