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Environmental enrichment improves the health and wellbeing of zoo animals. To test this hypothesis, we used Indian leopards (Panthera pardus fusca), one of the popular zoo animals, as a model organism to understand effects of active and passive enrichment elements on stress hormone levels of...

Author(s)
Nirali Panchal; Chena Desai; Ratna Ghosal
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2022, 17, 9,
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There is growing concern about captive lion hunting and breeding operations in South Africa, including cub-petting tourism. For the first time, we assess the quality of cub-petting facilities and code the stress behaviors of lion cubs when handled by tourists by analyzing four stress-related...

Author(s)
Chorney, S.; Defalco, A.; Jacquet, J.; Lafrance, C.; Lary, M.; Pirker, H.; Franks, B.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2022, 12, 20,
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Nowadays, most zoos have taken prominent and active positions in endangered species conservation and educating visitors about the value of biodiversity. However, to be effective and trusted in their mission, they must act ethically and have a good reputation. Yet, the drivers that can influence...

Author(s)
Spiriti, M. M.; Melchiori, F. M.; Dierkes, P. W.; Ferrante, L.; Bandoli, F.; Biasetti, P.; Mori, B. de
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2022, 12, 20,
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Environmental enrichment is a management tool used to promote positive animal welfare by stimulating species-specific behaviors and providing animals with opportunities to exert choice and control over the environment. Our study aimed to evaluate the combined effect of three enrichment types and...

Author(s)
Caselli, M.; Messeri, P.; Dessì-Fulgheri, F.; Bandoli, F.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2022, 12, 20,
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Accelerometers are a technology that is increasingly used in the evaluation of animal behaviour. A tri-axial accelerometer attached to a vest was used on Tamandua tetradactyla individuals (n = 10) at Biodiversity Park. First, the influence of using a vest on the animals' behaviour was evaluated...

Author(s)
Pavese, S.; Centeno, C.; Fersen, L. von; Eguizábal, G. V.; Donet, L.; Asencio, C. J.; Villarreal, D. P.; Busso, J. M.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2022, 12, 19,
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Many species of birds are housed in zoos globally and are some of the most popular of animals kept under human care. Careful observations of how species live and behave in their natural habitats can provide us with important knowledge about their needs, adaptations, and internal states, allowing...

Author(s)
Munday, C.; Rose, P.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2022, 12, 19,
Abstract

Death due to illegal trade and trafficking serves as the largest threat to pangolins in their geographic range countries. Appropriate veterinary care is essential to the welfare of sick or debilitated pangolins. Given the challenge of comprehensive physical examination of this species due to its...

Author(s)
Kane, L. P.; Aitken-Palmer, C.; Sokolik, S.; Stacy, N. I.; Adkesson, M. J.; Chinnadurai, S. K.; Langan, J. N.; Adamovicz, L.; Allender, M. C.
Publisher
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Pomona, USA
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2022, 53, 3, pp 551-560
Abstract

An animal's welfare state is directly influenced by the mental state, which is shaped by experiences within the environment throughout the animal's life. For zoo-housed animals, visitors to the zoo are a large part of that environment and a fluctuating influence within it. This study examines the...

Author(s)
Cairo-Evans, A.; Wierzal, N. K.; Wark, J. D.; Cronin, K. A.
Publisher
Wiley, Hoboken, USA
Citation
American Journal of Primatology, 2022, 84, 10,
Abstract

Enrichment strategies are widely used to create stimuli to improve welfare of captive animals. A common strategy is to offer food items that provide physical, olfactory, and gustatory stimuli, by hiding these items or spreading them throughout the enclosure. Although both strategies are recommended ...

Author(s)
Correa, A. J. S.; Barros, E. M.; Lopez, V. M.; Guillermo-Ferreira, R.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2022, 55/56, pp 7-11
Abstract

In this article the author shares his insights with regards to elephants that are kept in captivity such as in zoos and in circus focusing on the animal's health and welfare as well as on the legal aspects of providing elephants a realistic living space.

Author(s)
Taylor, N.
Publisher
Wiley, Chichester, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2022, 191, 3, pp 129-129

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