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There are many welfare problems associated with keeping wild animals in captivity and environmental enrichment techniques are widely used as a means of improving captive conditions. Previous research on environmental enrichment has been biased towards non-social techniques; here, social housing as...

Author(s)
Bassett, L.
Publisher
Federation of Zoological Gardens of Great Britain and Ireland, London, UK
Citation
Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Symposium on Zoo Research, Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Paignton, Devon, UK, 6-7th July 2000, 2000, pp 53-62
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Stereotypic behavior often indicates poor welfare. It may develop when the animal's ability to carry out appropriate behavioral responses is limited, despite a high motivation to express them. Behavioral motivations vary across species. Consequently, under similar captive conditions, the sustained...

Author(s)
Pomerantz, O.; Meiri, S.; Terkel, J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2013, 98, pp 85-91