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Hogan, E. S.; Houpt, K. A.; Sweeney, K.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1988, 21, 1-2, pp 147-168
Abstract

A study of 3 unchained female African elephants was undertaken to document their nocturnal behaviour. The subjects were observed between the hours of 1800 and 0800 for 10 weeks in the summer of 1992 (total of 172 h) and 14 weeks in the summer of 1994 (total of 153 h). Scan data were collected every ...

Author(s)
Brockett, R. C.; Stoinski, T. S.; Black, J.; Markowitz, T.; Maple, T. L.
Citation
Zoo Biology, 1999, 18, 2, pp 101-109
Abstract

The study of environmental enrichment has identified a variety of effective forms of enrichment, but there are widespread problems associated with their use. Few forms of enrichment are cognitively challenging, and even the most effective often result in rapid habituation. This study examined the...

Author(s)
Tarou, L. R.; Kuhar, C. W.; Adcock, D.; Bloomsmith, M. A.; Maple, T. L.
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2004, 13, 4, pp 445-453
Abstract

Several researchers have reported significant effects of visitor density and intensity on captive animal behavior. This study determined whether this was the case for 2 captive jaguars housed at the Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA. Subjects were monitored for changes in behavior as a function of...

Author(s)
Sellinger, R. L.; Ha, J. C.
Publisher
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc., Mahwah, USA
Citation
Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2005, 8, 4, pp 233-244
Abstract

Female African elephants advertise changes in reproductive condition to males through a variety of modalities, including an increase in low-frequency vocalizations, presumed to travel long distances. Although males respond to these vocalizations, it has been suggested that their proximate function...

Author(s)
Leong, K. M.; Burks, K.; Rizkalla, C. E.; Savage, A.
Publisher
Wiley-Liss, Inc., New York, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2005, 24, 4, pp 331-347
Abstract

Zookeepers of the Oakland Zoo developed a training method for giraffes that combines traditional operant conditioning with elements of the Tellington-TTouch-method. The technique enabled routine blood collection without compulsory measure, acupuncture, massage, X-rays and ultrasonic testings....

Author(s)
Phelps, A.
Publisher
Sonntag Verlag GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Zeitschrift für Ganzheitliche Tiermedizin, 2008, 22, 1, pp 20-23
Abstract

The impact of visitor crowd size on captive animal behaviour can be difficult to interpret in many institutions due to the lack of variation in crowd size over short periods of time. In attempts to compare greater variation in crowd size, animal behaviour is often compared over conditions that...

Author(s)
Kuhar, C. W.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2008, 110, 3/4, pp 377-385
Abstract

Although literature on the reproduction of captive tigers is plentiful, there is little information on other social behaviors, particularly within large social groupings. Here we report on the long-term monitoring of social behaviors in six female tigers (Panthera tigris). Over a period of 6 years, ...

Author(s)
Miller, A.; Kuhar, C. W.
Publisher
Wiley-Liss, Inc., New York, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2008, 27, 2, pp 89-99
Abstract

Though some research exists concerning general behavior and activity patterns of Walruses in zoos or aquariums, less is known about how these patterns change in response to various environmental and temporal contexts. This study presents two studies assessing behavioral changes in relation to...

Author(s)
Franks, B.; Lyn, H.; Klein, L.; Reiss, D.
Publisher
Wiley-Liss, Inc., New York, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2010, 29, 3, pp 397-404
Abstract

In many facilities, primates are voluntarily transferred between different enclosures on a daily basis to facilitate animal husbandry and exhibit maintenance. This procedure is particularly relevant in the management of great apes living in zoos, where the requirements of functional management must ...

Author(s)
Ross, S. R.; Wagner, K. E.; Schapiro, S. J.; Hau, J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, USA
Citation
American Journal of Primatology, 2010, 72, 11, pp 951-959

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