Is it live or is it Lunar? Examining the role of anthropomorphism in zoo visitors' conservation behaviors

Abstract

The use of anthropomorphism in conservation messages has been intensely debated. On the one hand, it has been argued that attributing human characteristics to wild animals could create misconceptions of a species’ natural... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

  1. Jeffrey Skibins (Kansas State University)
  2. Amy Smith (James Cook University)
  3. Jacquie O'Brien (Zoos Victoria)

Topic Areas

Topics: Working with the Public , Topics: Wildlife, Tourism and Recreation

Session

OS-G1 » Environmental Education, Intpretation & Outreach (16:30 - Tuesday, 12th January, Kirinyaga 1)

Presentation Files

skibins_et_al_HDW_2016.pdf