What makes us unique?
Chivalric Ethology is a savvy and resourceful zoological consultancy working internationally in the zoo, sanctuary, conservation and working animal industries. Applying scientific knowledge, and in close relationship with staff and management, we help pinpoint the causes of diminished animal welfare and implement the right solutions. We solve the challenges facing zoological and conservation organizations and demonstrate how to overcome obstacles that hinder reaching welfare goals.
In four distinct but inter-related fields - Animals, Guests, Design and Planning, and Education - Chivalric Ethology offers proven and specialist knowledge for ethical zoos, sanctuaries, working animal programs and human-animal interaction organizations looking to establish themselves as standard-bearers of best practice for animal welfare and compassionate conservation.
Animal Husbandry Training
Social & Environmental Enrichment
Cognitive & Behavioural Research
Carnivore Behaviour & Cognition
5-star Guest Relations
Tailored Visitor Experiences
Design & Planning:
Themeing & Storytelling
Strategic Planning & Envisioning
Collection Management Planning
Staff Training and Workshops
Conservation Education (Guests)
Services we can help with
'This is progressive applied welfare for sentient wildlife species in human care at its finest. Penny and her team of ethologists and welfarists are contributing to enhancing the lives of animals with remarkable evidence-based practices and a complementary insight into cognitive ethology that is really unrivalled in captive settings. Chivalric Ethology advances conscious awareness and empathy for non-human animals and is critical to both welfare and conservation in an increasingly human-dominated global environment.'
Dr. Jordan Carlton Schaul - Evolutionary Zoologist, Psychologist & Animal Trainer