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While endotherms can rely on their insulation to reduce heat loss to adapt to cold environments, renewing of fur during molt impairs insulation while they have to perfuse the periphery to support epidermal tissues. The southern elephant seal Mirounga leonina undertakes an annual catastrophic molt...

Author(s)
Chaise, L. L.; McCafferty, D. J.; Krellenstein, A.; Gallon, S. L.; Paterson, W. D.; Théry, M.; Ancel, A.; Gilbert, C.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Physiology & Behavior, 2019, 199, pp 182-190
Abstract

Understanding the behavioral ecology of a species is fundamental to effective conservation and management efforts. This study quantifies the behavioral ontogeny of North Atlantic right whale mother-calf pairs from birth to weaning spanning three critical habitat areas off the eastern coast of the...

Author(s)
Cusano, D. A.; Conger, L. A.; Parijs, S. M. van; Parks, S. E.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Animal Conservation, 2019, 22, 3, pp 228-237
Abstract

Research with a variety of aquatic ectotherms suggests that variation in individual metabolic rate (i.e., metabolic phenotype) can be a factor that influences the behaviour and growth of individuals. Slow growth, growth disparity and growth depensation have been reported as major drawbacks to spiny ...

Author(s)
Tuzan, A. D.; Fitzgibbon, Q. P.; Carter, C. G.; Battaglene, S. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Aquaculture, 2019, 508, pp 66-75
Abstract

The management of socially complex species in captivity is challenging. Research on their social behavior improves our understanding of interactions in captive animals and captive-group management. We conducted a detailed analysis of social relationships shown by the orcas kept at Loro Parque zoo...

Author(s)
Sánchez-Hernández, P.; Krasheninnikova, A.; Almunia, J.; Molina-Borja, M.
Publisher
Wiley, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2019, 38, 4, pp 323-333
Abstract

There is increasing evidence that the composition of a social group influences the fitness of its members. For example, group member identities can determine the exposure risk to contact-transmitted parasites and consequently impact the health of all group members. Here, we propose that group...

Author(s)
Klemme, I.; Karvonen, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Animal Behaviour, 2018, 146, pp 165-172
Abstract

Transmission of morbilliviruses within and among marine mammal species has been documented in a variety of marine habitats. Cetacean morbillivirus spreads between cetacean species in the aquatic environment whereas both phocine distemper virus and canine distemper virus have been associated with...

Author(s)
Jo, W. K.; Osterhaus, A. D. M. E.; Ludlow, M.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Current Opinion in Virology, 2018, 28, pp 133-141
Abstract

The great increase in the study of dog cognition in the current century has yielded insights into canine cognition in a variety of domains. In this review, we seek to place our enhanced understanding of canine cognition into context. We argue that in order to assess dog cognition, we need to regard ...

Author(s)
Lea, S. E. G.; Osthaus, B.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
Learning & Behavior, 2018, 46, 4, pp 335-363
Abstract

Cognitive stimulation has been shown to be rewarding and capable of eliciting positive emotions in several species. In contrast to the abundant learning and exploration opportunities available in nature, captive environments can be under-stimulating - with the potential to induce anhedonia and...

Author(s)
Graham, C.; Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von; Franks, B.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 203, pp 103-110
Abstract

Zebrafish are now one of the most used animal model species in scientific research worldwide. Our current knowledge of wild zebrafish is limited to an estimated range of their natural habitats and their tendencies to form groups. In laboratories, zebrafish are typically housed in situations that...

Author(s)
Graham, C.; Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von; Franks, B.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 200, pp 13-22
Abstract

Despite a history in zoological institutions stretching back more than 50 years, with associated improvements in husbandry and breeding, the keeping of Killer whales Orcinus orca in zoos and aquariums has become highly controversial. The recent decision to stop the current breeding programme in the ...

Author(s)
Law, G.; Kitchener, A. C.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Zoo Yearbook, 2017, 51, 1, pp 232-247

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