"I liked the discussions that it led to with my coworkers. It brought up some things that we hadn’t talked about before. It was good to have a discussion about our opinions and why we felt a certain way."

Keeper

12 yrs experience

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Are you an animal care professional who is interested in experiencing WelfareTrak®? Click here to request free access to the WelfareTrak® Demo Site. Our Demo Site will allow you to complete welfare surveys and view welfare reports!

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Who can Use WelfareTrak®?

WelfareTrak® is designed for animal care professionals looking to monitor the welfare of individual animals over time. While WelfareTrak® was developed by welfare scientists from the Chicago Zoological Society’s Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare, WelfareTrak® can be used by other types of animal care facilities, such as conservation centers, wildlife sanctuaries and shelters.
 

Who Developed WelfareTrak®?

WelfareTrak® was developed by welfare scientists from the Chicago Zoological Society’s Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare. However, we consulted with animal care professionals through every phase of development. We tested WelfareTrak’s resources with nearly 50 animal care professionals representing 5 institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Furthermore, panels of experts are recruited to create each species-specific welfare survey.
 

How Do I Start Using WelfareTrak®?

The answer to this question depends on whether a WelfareTrak-certified survey has been developed for the species that you hope to monitor.
 
If the name of the species does not appear in the Survey Library, you should NOT begin the registration process. Instead, please visit the Getting Started page to learn about your next steps. You can either  hire CZS to create a WelfareTrak-certified survey or create a customized survey.

If the name of the speices does appear in the  Survey Library, you chould learn more about the registration process.