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a rhino with her baby
København Zoo © Frank Ronsholt
Næsehorn med den seneste unge (født i april 2020).

Research at Copenhagen Zoo 3: About rhinos in the wild and in captivity

In this program on animal research at Copenhagen Zoo, we will first hear about the research on rhinos, and why the Zoo purchased an airplane.  Then we will hear about elephants, giraffes and tapirs, all of which are part of breeding programs which can still teach us new things about nature.

Bengt Holst has worked in the Copenhagen Zoo since he graduated as a biologist in 1983. Since 1994 as Deputy Director and Scientific Director. From 1993-1999,  he participated with Joachim Jerrik, Jens Degett and later Jerk Langer in a weekly radio program (Study 2000) on natural sciences on DR-P1. He is perhaps best known for appearing in Danish and foreign media in 2014 to defend the fact that Copenhagen Zoo killed a giraffe, which was autopsied in front of an audience and then eaten by the lions. Bengt Holst has been chairman of the Animal Ethics Council since 2012.

The podcast is the third in a series of interviews (in Danish) with science journalist Jens Degett on zoo research and development.

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Science Stories is supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.