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Abstract

Mixed-species exhibits offer a variety of benefits but can be challenging to maintain due to difficulty in managing interspecific interactions. This is particularly true when little has been documented on the behavior of the species being mixed. This was the case when we attempted to house three...

Author(s)
Valuska, A. J.; Leighty, K. A.; Ferrie, G. M.; Nichols, V. D.; Tybor, C. L.; Plassé, C.; Bettinger, T. L.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2013, 32, 2, pp 216-221
Abstract

Little is known about how socially housed captive carnivores respond to temporary reductions in available space. We documented rates of aggression and affiliation in our group of six female tigers, under their normal housing conditions and during a period of exhibit renovations which resulted in a...

Author(s)
Miller, A.; Leighty, K. A.; Maloney, M. A.; Kuhar, C. W.; Bettinger, T. L.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2011, 30, 5, pp 479-486