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The eastern grass owl (Tyto longimembris) has a wide distribution through the Indian sub-continent, southern China, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and northern and eastern Australia. Despite this broad geographic range it has seldom been studied in the wild and little is known of its reproductive...

Author(s)
Dunlop, R.; Pain, P.
Publisher
European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, 2016, 4, 4, pp 169-173
Abstract

Neolithic people who had already domesticated crops such as barley and wheat, domesticated cattle more than 8,500 years ago. This development transitioned human populations from hunter-gatherers to sedentary complex societies. Modern cattle comprise mainly of two species (or types) Bos taurus...

Author(s)
Sushil Kumar; Renu Kumari; Vishakha Sharma; Yadav, M. P.
Publisher
Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, India
Citation
Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 2016, 86, 12, pp 1366-1377
Abstract

Given the drawbacks of hand-rearing nonhuman animals in captivity, the practice is generally avoided, but it is sometimes necessary. A few scientific publications are available to guide managers toward best practices in hand-rearing, but the majority of articles focus on hand-rearing captive...

Author(s)
Kelling, A. S.; Bashaw, M. J.; Bloomsmith, M. A.; Maple, T. L.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2013, 16, 1, pp 47-63
Abstract

In contrast to most primate species, including the other great apes, orangutans maintain a fission-fusion social system in the wild without being part of a stable community. In zoos, however, they are kept in permanent groups, usually consisting of one adult male and several females. In zoo...

Author(s)
Weingrill, T.; Willems, E. P.; Zimmermann, N.; Steinmetz, H.; Heistermann, M.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
General and Comparative Endocrinology, 2011, 172, 3, pp 446-457
Abstract

Male behaviour and regulation of worker mating were observed in Indonesian Pachycondyla sp. The colonies had some mated workers but only one gamergate (mated and egg-laying workers). Males frequently tried to mate with workers in their natal nests irrespective of worker age and dominance rank,...

Author(s)
Ito, F.
Citation
Journal of Insect Behavior, 1999, 12, 2, pp 193-198
Abstract

Gnamptogenys menadensis is an Indonesian ponerine ant that is exclusively arboreal. Foragers hunt for prey and sweet secretions on the branches and leaves of shrubs and trees, but never walk on the ground. It nests in pre-existing tree cavities which are sealed with a lining of organic material....

Author(s)
Gobin, B.; Peeters, C.; Billen, J.
Citation
Netherlands Journal of Zoology, 1998, 48, 1, pp 53-63
Abstract

Social organization of colonies of a species of the Amblyopone reclinata group were studied in West Java, Indonesia, during November-February 1990-92. The colonies comprised an average of 97 workers, with no morphologically distinct queens. Between one and 18 workers were inseminated and produced...

Author(s)
Ito, F.
Citation
Journal of Natural History, 1993, 27, 6, pp 1315-1324

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