Noncompliant Behavior In San Diego Zoo Visitors

January 1st, 1988 | RESEARCH

In this article, Valerie D. Thompson of the San Diego Zoological Gardens discusses findings from a 10-week observational study during the summer months of 1977 to investigate the nature of noncompliant behavior of zoo visitors. Noncompliant behaviors included distracting, teasing, feeding, or attempting to injure the animals. Thompson addresses how these findings have helped alleviate problematic behavior at the zoo.



Team Members

Valerie D. Thompson, Author, San Diego Zoological Gardens


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 0892-4996

Publication: Visitor Behavior
Volume: 2
Number: 4
Page(s): 5


Audience: Evaluators | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | Life science
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Aquarium and Zoo Exhibits | Exhibitions