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Play is sometimes considered as an indicator of positive animal welfare. However, it is not yet sufficiently understood whether or not social play among adults can be considered as such an indicator because it is rare in adult animals. This study investigates the factors that influence social play...

Author(s)
Yamanashi, Y.; Nogami, E.; Teramoto, M.; Morimura, N.; Hirata, S.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 199, pp 75-83
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
Abstract

The activity patterns and social interactions of two species of captive sifaka were observed during a 2-year period. Allogrooming was not observed in golden-crowned sifaka and they spent significantly more time resting than the Coquerel's sifaka. Females of both species were found to be dominant to ...

Author(s)
Wallace, G. L.; Paquette, L. B.; Glander, K. E.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2016, 35, 2, pp 128-136
Abstract

In modern zoos, training should be an integral component of the animal care and management. The benefits of training include the opportunity for positive interactions with caretakers. This study was carried out with a group of vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops) housed at the Garda Zoological...

Author(s)
Spiezio, C.; Piva, F.; Regaiolli, B.; Vaglio, S.
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2015, 24, 3, pp 283-290
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

Wild bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) populations display societal structures characterized by numerous and frequent changes in group composition, complex social relationships, and high levels of cooperation, attributes also observed in human and nonhuman primate cultures. Maintaining social ...

Author(s)
Holobinko, A.; Waring, G. H.
Publisher
Wiley-Liss, Inc., New York, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2010, 29, 5, pp 567-585
Abstract

Animal welfare, education, conservation, research, and entertainment are major goals of modern zoos, but they can be in conflict. For example, visitors enjoy learning about and observing natural behavior in captive animals, but visitors often want to observe and interact with the animals in close...

Author(s)
Fernandez, E. J.; Tamborski, M. A.; Pickens, S. R.; Timberlake, W.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2009, 120, 1/2, pp 1-8
Abstract

Introducing singly housed rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) into isosexual pairs is widely considered to improve welfare. The population of laboratory rhesus macaques is heterogeneous on a variety of factors and there is little literature available to directly evaluate the influence of many of these ...

Author(s)
Baker, K. C.; Bloomsmith, M. A.; Oettinger, B.; Neu, K.; Griffis, C.; Schoof, V.; Maloney, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2012, 137, 3/4, pp 148-156

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