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The flexible social organisation in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) suggests that social contact could enrich the housing of silver fox vixens (a selected line of red foxes) farmed for their fur. To investigate their social motivation, adult vixens housed in an operant apparatus were allowed to pull a...

Hovland, A. L.; Akre, A. K.; Flø, A.; Bakken, M.; Koistinen, T.; Mason, G. J.
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2011, 135, 1/2, pp 110-120