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Stereotypic behaviour in zoo elephants is considered an indicator of impaired welfare. The underlying causes are diverse and many aspects are still unexplored. Nevertheless, many zoological institutions make huge efforts to improve the well-being of their elephants. The construction of a new...

Author(s)
Schiffmann, C.; Clauss, M.; Hoby, S.
Publisher
European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, 2019, 7, 1, pp 37-43
Abstract

The photo essay that comprises Elephant House bears mournful testimony to the severely restricted lives of the world's largest terrestrial mammals at the Oregon Zoo, as well as similar "educational" institutions throughout the United States and the world. While purporting to remain neutral...

Author(s)
Marcus, H.
Publisher
University of Illinois Press, Urbana, USA
Citation
Journal of Animal Ethics, 2019, 9, 1, pp 104-112
Abstract

Understanding the affiliative social relationships, or bonds, between zoo elephants has implications for both their welfare and management, yet there is limited work assessing and describing these bonds. Consequently, there is a need for the development of a reliable assessment tool. We used...

Author(s)
Bonaparte-Saller, M.; Mench, J. A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 199, pp 45-51
Abstract

Social environments are fundamental to fitness in many species. In disrupted societies, the loss of important partners may alter social environments for surviving individuals. African elephants, Loxodonta africana, have experienced age-selective mortality linked to the ivory trade, and the...

Author(s)
Goldenberg, S. Z.; Wittemyer, G.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Animal Behaviour, 2018, 143, pp 1-8
Abstract

Space allowance and resource dispersion is recognised as an important factor affecting the welfare of elephants in captivity. In the present pilot study, we investigated distances kept among individuals in an artificially created semi-captive mixed-sex group of African elephants, when individuals...

Author(s)
Stagni, E.; Normando, S.; Mori, B. de
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Research in Veterinary Science, 2017, 113, pp 122-129
Abstract

South Africa has seen a recent increase in the number of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) maintained in reserves and parks and managed in free contact, where they may spend a significant amount of time in close proximity to humans. This study investigates how individual elephants choose to...

Author(s)
Rossman, Z. T.; Padfield, C.; Young, D.; Hart, L. A.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2017, 4, April, pp 60
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

Author(s)
Evans, K.; Ofithile, M.; Cases, M.
Publisher
Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wlidlife Research, Berlin, Germany
Citation
9th International conference on behaviour, physiology and genetics of wildlife. Berlin, Germany, 18-21 September 2013, 2013, pp 59
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

Genetic tools are increasingly valuable for understanding the behaviour, evolution, and conservation of social species. In African elephants, for instance, genetic data provide basic information on the population genetic causes and consequences of social behaviour, and how human activities alter...

Author(s)
Archie, E. A.; Chiyo, P. I.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Molecular Ecology, 2012, 21, 3, pp 765-778

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