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The present study examined the activity budgets of 15 African elephants (1 bull, 6 cows, 2 male juveniles, 2 female juveniles, and 4 male calves) living at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park during the summers of 2010 and 2011. Onsite behavioral data (n=600 hr) were collected for approximately 12 weeks...

Author(s)
Horback, K. M.; Miller, L. J.; Andrews, J. R. M.; Kuczaj, S. A., II
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2014, 33, 5, pp 403-410
Abstract

Previous studies of nonhuman primates have found relationships between health and individual differences in personality, behavior, and social status. However, despite knowing these factors are intercorrelated, many studies focus only on a single measure, for example, rank. Consequently, it is...

Author(s)
Robinson, L. M.; Coleman, K.; Capitanio, J. P.; Gottlieb, D. H.; Handel, I. G.; Adams, M. J.; Leach, M. C.; Waran, N. K.; Weiss, A.
Publisher
Wiley, Hoboken, USA
Citation
American Journal of Primatology, 2018, 80, 2, pp e22739
Abstract

The potential application of GPS technology in determining relationships among social animals was addressed in this study of eight African elephants residing at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, CA, USA between 2009 and 2011. GPS coordinates were collected over nine 24 h periods from...

Author(s)
Hacker, C. E.; Horback, K. M.; Miller, L. J.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2015, 163, pp 175-182
Abstract

The status of anthropomorphism has changed in recent decades, allowing for in-depth consideration of its meaning and salience. Advocates of anthropomorphism have put forth a series of scientific and theoretical arguments to establish the concept's legitimacy. Nonetheless, while many advocates of...

Author(s)
Lulka, D.
Publisher
Berg Publisher , Oxford, UK
Citation
Anthrozoös, 2008, 21, 2, pp 181-196
Abstract

The use of tracking devices (e.g., VHF radio collars, GPS collars, ear transmitters) enables researchers to assess activity budgets, species-specific movement patterns, effects of environmental enrichment, and exercise levels in zoo animals. The fundamental assumption in these studies of tagged...

Author(s)
Horback, K. M.; Miller, L. J.; Andrews, J.; Kuczaj, S. A., II; Anderson, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2012, 142, 1/2, pp 76-81

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