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African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) are endangered carnivores with a population size that is currently estimated at 6,600 adults in the wild. The European Endangered Species Program (EEP) for African wild dogs aims to maintain a healthy zoo population that is sustainable in the long term and thereby...

Author(s)
Zijlmans, D. G. M.; Duchateau, M. J. H. M.
Publisher
European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, 2019, 7, 1, pp 25-30
Abstract

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

The Northern bald ibis (Geronticus eremita) (NBI) is one of the most threatened birds in the world. Intense conservation efforts have been undertaken and several research projects on the species are being done in Morocco and in Europe. Observing animal behaviour has been proved to be an efficient...

Author(s)
Spiezio, C.; Valsecchi, V.; Sandri, C.; Regaiolli, B.
Publisher
PeerJ, San Francisco, USA
Citation
PeerJ, 2018, 6, 5436, pp e5436
Abstract

The process of chopping food for zoo animals is common in many zoos, but few studies have evaluated the benefits. While the perceived benefits of chopped diets include reduced food aggression, it is acknowledged that chopping food is time consuming for keepers and increases the risk of desiccation...

Author(s)
Shora, J. A.; Myhill, M. N. G.; Brereton, J. E.
Publisher
European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, 2018, 6, 1, pp 22-25
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

Zoo Animals: Husbandry, Welfare and Public Interactions begins by suggesting that maintaining biologically functional and compatible social groups is a primary welfare concern for zoo-housed animals. An overview of the welfare impact of social groupings of a number of zoo-housed animals is...

Author(s)
Berger, M.; Corbett, S.
Publisher
Nova Science Publishers, Inc, Hauppauge, USA
Citation
Zoo animals: husbandry, welfare and public interactions, 2018, pp 323 pp.
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Breeding behaviour of Chinkara (Gazella bennettii) is more conspicuous in the wild than captivity where individuals do not achieve enough chance to show normal behaviour. These behavioural changes were observed in wild and captive sites of Punjab province of Pakistan from April 2013 to December...

Author(s)
Aziz, M. H.; Anjum, K. M.; Javed, K.; Samiullah, K.; Ali, Z.; Khan, S. A.; Suleman, S.
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Scientists Forum, Lahore, Pakistan
Citation
JAPS, Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences, 2018, 28, 2, pp 616-622
Abstract

Opportunities for positive social interaction are important in captive animals, and social interactions can be used as a welfare indicator. Wild elephants live in related multigenerational herds; however, in captivity they are often managed in less related groups, which could impact the quality of...

Author(s)
Harvey, N. D.; Daly, C.; Clark, N.; Ransford, E.; Wallace, S.; Yon, L.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2018, 8, 8, pp 132
Abstract

When primates exhibit hair loss and are observed to engage in self or social hair plucking (a rapid jerking away of the hair shaft and follicle by the hand or mouth, often accompanied by inspection, and consumption) the altered appearance, and behavior patterns are thought to reflect individual...

Author(s)
Brand, C. M.; Marchant, L. F.
Publisher
Wiley, Hoboken, USA
Citation
American Journal of Primatology, 2018, 80, 4, pp e22751

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