Adaption to Bristish Standards to identify Construction Site Activity noise sources with the Potential to Cause Stress to Giant Pandas
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Giant Pandas have a broader hearing range than humans and have higher sensitivity in different frequency bands. Giant Pandas are known to become stressed when subjected to undesirable noise, therefore noise which humans may deem unobtrusive has the potential to cause stress in Giant Pandas. As Giant Panda breeding programmes are taking place in zoos throughout the world it is important to understand the impact that anthropogenic noise and vibration has on these mammals and how it affects their wellbeing. This paper discusses the adaptation from international standards on noise and vibration to appropriately address the impact from construction site noise on Giant Pandas; as well as inform the acoustic considerations in the design of a new Giant Panda enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland.