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Abstract

Ensuring welfare in captive wild animal populations is important not only for ethical and legal reasons, but also to maintain healthy individuals and populations. An increased level of social behaviors such as aggression can reduce welfare by causing physical damage and chronic stress to animals....

Author(s)
Salas, M.; Temple, D.; Abáigar, T.; Cuadrado, M.; Delclaux, M.; Enseñat, C.; Almagro, V.; Martínez-Nevado, E.; Quevedo, M. Á.; Carbajal, A.; Tallo-Parra, O.; Sabés-Alsina, M.; Amat, M.; Lopez-Bejar, M.; Fernández-Bellon, H.; Manteca, X.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2016, 35, 6, pp 467-473
Abstract

The formation and modification of social groups in captivity are delicate management tasks. The ability for personnel to anticipate changes in group dynamics following compositional changes can increase the likelihood of successful management with minimized injury or social instability. Hamadryas...

Author(s)
Ryan, A. M.; Hauber, M. E.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2016, 35, 2, pp 137-146

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