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Rabbits are usually singly housed in laboratories, but a new emphasis on providing social housing for social species has prompted exploration of alternative housing for this species. However, a paucity of literature on the social behavior of rabbits in captivity has prevented scientific-based...

Author(s)
DiVincenti, L., Jr.; Rehrig, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2017, 20, 1, pp 86-94
Abstract

Multi-sensor biologgers are a powerful method for studying individual behaviors of free-ranging species, yet the challenges of attaching non-invasive biologgers to agile, fast-moving marine species have prohibited application of this technique to small (<5 m) cetaceans. Integration of video...

Author(s)
Pearson, H. C.; Jones, P. W.; Mridula Srinivasan; Lundquist, D.; Pearson, C. J.; Stockin, K. A.; Machovsky-Capuska, G. E.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Marine Biology, 2017, 164, 3, pp 42
CAB ReviewFull Text

The function and social significance of barking in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) is still not fully understood. Barking is poorly tolerated by some people, is frequently identified by owners as problem behaviour, is cited as a reason for the relinquishment of dogs to animal shelters and is a...

Author(s)
Flint, E. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 039, pp 1-8
Abstract

The introduced feral cat (Felis catus) is a widespread generalist with flexible social behaviour and an apex predator without major interspecific competitors in insular ecosystems that evolved in the absence of predators. Mechanistic definitions consider an animal's home range to be the spatial...

Author(s)
Recio, M. R.; Seddon, P. J.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 2013, 67, 12, pp 1971-1981
Abstract

This paper describes the composition and bench trial of the novel micropower receiver and data logger, MateID (Electronics Laboratory, Department of Conservation, Wellington, New Zealand), and the results of the trials using the device on captive brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula). The...

Author(s)
Douglas, M. E.; Ji WeiHong; Clout, M. N.
Publisher
Wildlife Society, Bethesda, USA
Citation
Wildlife Society Bulletin, 2006, 34, 1, pp 203-207
Abstract

This book contains 20 chapters focusing on recent advances in New Zealand mammalogy, covering the period 1990-2000. These updated accounts may serve as a supplement to the first edition of The Handbook of New Zealand Mammals (King 1990), reprinted last in 1998. For easy integration of information,...

Author(s)
King, C. M.
Publisher
SIR Publishing, Wellington, New Zealand
Citation
Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 2001, 31, 1, pp 1-298
Abstract

Information on close interactions between wild animals is difficult to obtain for cryptic species, but is important for understanding their social and mating systems as well as the dynamics of directly transmitted diseases. The persistence of bovine tuberculosis (Tb) in New Zealand is enhanced by...

Author(s)
Ji WeiHong; White, P. C. L.; Clout, M. N.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Applied Ecology, 2005, 42, 3, pp 595-604
Abstract

The behaviour, body condition, parasite load and reproductive success of 7 multistallion and 12 single-stallion bands from the Kaimanawa feral horse (Equus caballus) population was recorded from August 1994 to March 1997. Mares were categorized as being loyal to a single stallion (SS) or a...

Author(s)
Linklater, W. L.; Cameron, E. Z.; Minot, E. O.; Stafford, K. J.
Citation
Animal Behaviour, 1999, 58, 2, pp 295-306
Abstract

Over 8 weeks from November to January, 2 groups of 12 yearling stags in Otago, New Zealand, were observed for activities, individual distances, weather conditions and use of shade from trees and shelter from windbreak cloth, at 5 min intervals for 4 h at dawn, noon, and dusk. Over 2 further weeks,...

Author(s)
Pollard, J. C.; Littlejohn, R. P.
Citation
New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 1999, 47, 3, pp 83-87
Abstract

Colonies of V. germanica and V. vulgaris constructed and maintained by the queen alone, before the emergence of workers (queen colonies), produced by queens that had been collected in New Zealand during 1994-95, were reared indoors in order to compare and quantify the growth and development of the...

Author(s)
Leathwick, D. M.
Citation
New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 1997, 24, 1, pp 17-23

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