Dr Andrew Tribe

Andrew Tribe has been Senior Lecturer in Wildlife Health, Management and Behaviour in the School of Animal Studies at the University of Queensland for the past 15 years. From 1992 to 1997 he was Director of the University’s Veterinary Science Farm and prior to this was the Senior Veterinarian at the Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens.

Andrew has worked with wildlife for the past 20 years, particularly in the areas of management, captive breeding, rehabilitation and translocation. He is currently completing a research project to investigate the role of zoos in wildlife conservation, to evaluate the effectiveness of their present policies and actions, and to consider their opportunities and challenges for the future.

He is also involved in improving environmental enrichment, husbandry and welfare of zoo animals and has a major role in evaluating conservation and rehabilitation efforts of wildlife fauna taking place in zoos both within Australia and internationally. Other interests include the ongoing development of a research program to investigate aspects of the behaviour, welfare and temperaments of companion animals.