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Previous studies of nonhuman primates have found relationships between health and individual differences in personality, behavior, and social status. However, despite knowing these factors are intercorrelated, many studies focus only on a single measure, for example, rank. Consequently, it is...

Author(s)
Robinson, L. M.; Coleman, K.; Capitanio, J. P.; Gottlieb, D. H.; Handel, I. G.; Adams, M. J.; Leach, M. C.; Waran, N. K.; Weiss, A.
Publisher
Wiley, Hoboken, USA
Citation
American Journal of Primatology, 2018, 80, 2, pp e22739
Abstract

We investigated the role of species- and community-wide seed production by a community of oaks (Quercus spp.) in influencing tree attendance and aggression among California scrub-jays (Aphelocoma californica), corvids that are seed dispersal mutualists, and acorn woodpeckers (Melanerpes...

Author(s)
Pesendorfer, M. B.; Koenig, W. D.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 2018, 72, 6, pp 85
Abstract

The present study examined the activity budgets of 15 African elephants (1 bull, 6 cows, 2 male juveniles, 2 female juveniles, and 4 male calves) living at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park during the summers of 2010 and 2011. Onsite behavioral data (n=600 hr) were collected for approximately 12 weeks...

Author(s)
Horback, K. M.; Miller, L. J.; Andrews, J. R. M.; Kuczaj, S. A., II
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2014, 33, 5, pp 403-410
Abstract

The potential application of GPS technology in determining relationships among social animals was addressed in this study of eight African elephants residing at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, CA, USA between 2009 and 2011. GPS coordinates were collected over nine 24 h periods from...

Author(s)
Hacker, C. E.; Horback, K. M.; Miller, L. J.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2015, 163, pp 175-182
Abstract

Background: Extensive work has shown that vectors almost never feed at random. Often, a subset of individual hosts and host species are fed on much more frequently than expected from their abundance and this can amplify pathogen transmission. However, the drivers of variation in contact patterns...

Author(s)
Janousek, W. M.; Marra, P. P.; Kilpatrick, A. M.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2014, 7, 399, pp (28 August 2014)
Abstract

Long-term animal behavior studies are sometimes conducted at a single site, leading to questions about whether effects are limited to animals in the same environment. Our ability to make general conclusions about behavior is improved when we can identify behaviors that are consistent across a range ...

Author(s)
Bashaw, M. J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2011, 30, 4, pp 371-378
Abstract

Exposure to biocontaminants is associated with behavioural problems and poorer cognitive function. Our study assesses the associations between early life exposure to home dampness, pets and farm animal contact and cognitive function and social competences in 4-year old children, and the...

Author(s)
Casas, L.; Torrent, M.; Zock, J. P.; Doekes, G.; Forns, J.; Guxens, M.; Täubel, M.; Heinrich, J.; Sunyer, J.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 2013, 216, 6, pp 690-697
Abstract

The use of tracking devices (e.g., VHF radio collars, GPS collars, ear transmitters) enables researchers to assess activity budgets, species-specific movement patterns, effects of environmental enrichment, and exercise levels in zoo animals. The fundamental assumption in these studies of tagged...

Author(s)
Horback, K. M.; Miller, L. J.; Andrews, J.; Kuczaj, S. A., II; Anderson, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2012, 142, 1/2, pp 76-81
Abstract

The status of anthropomorphism has changed in recent decades, allowing for in-depth consideration of its meaning and salience. Advocates of anthropomorphism have put forth a series of scientific and theoretical arguments to establish the concept's legitimacy. Nonetheless, while many advocates of...

Author(s)
Lulka, D.
Publisher
Berg Publisher , Oxford, UK
Citation
Anthrozoös, 2008, 21, 2, pp 181-196
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

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