Study of Penguins is Just the Tip Of the Iceberg

Graduate’s Study of Penguins Helps Propel Interest in Animal Welfare A six-month study by Oakland University (OU) alumna Amanda Lechnar on the underwater behavior of gentoo penguins at the Detroit Zoo’s Polk Penguin Conservation Center is changing the way researchers are looking at how animals in captivity interact with each other and their environment. “Identifying and following an individual penguin underwater is no easy task,” said Dr. Matthew Heintz, animal welfare research … [Read more...]