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The process of chopping food for zoo animals is common in many zoos, but few studies have evaluated the benefits. While the perceived benefits of chopped diets include reduced food aggression, it is acknowledged that chopping food is time consuming for keepers and increases the risk of desiccation...

Author(s)
Shora, J. A.; Myhill, M. N. G.; Brereton, J. E.
Publisher
European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, 2018, 6, 1, pp 22-25
Abstract

Maternal and social isolation have been shown to have detrimental effects on behaviour that persist into adulthood in a range of species. In the UK, dairy calves are separated from their dam almost immediately, and 60% are individually reared during their first weeks of life. The cost of rearing...

Author(s)
Bolt, S. L.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
Livestock, 2018, 23, 1, pp 22-26
Abstract

An appropriate social environment for species held in captivity is key for ensuring both good welfare and reproductive performance. Species with a complex social structure may suffer if their social requirements are not taken into consideration as part of management and husbandry strategies. Here...

Author(s)
Rose, P. E.; Croft, D. P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2018, 150, pp 66-74
Abstract

Author(s)
Cook, J.
Publisher
Veterinary Ireland, Dublin, Irish Republic
Citation
Veterinary Ireland Journal, 2018, 8, 3, pp 148, 150
Abstract

Western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) are among the most studied nonhuman primates. However, managing them in captivity is not without its challenges. Understanding individual differences between gorillas, as well as differences in group dynamics, may be of high value for more...

Author(s)
Račevska, E.; Hill, C. M.
Publisher
European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, 2017, 5, 3, pp 116-122
Abstract

Attachment to pets has an important role in children's social, emotional, and cognitive development, mental health, well-being, and quality of life. This study examined associations between childhood attachment to pets and caring and friendship behaviour, compassion, and attitudes towards animals....

Author(s)
Hawkins, R. D.; Williams, J. M.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2017, 14, 5, pp 490
Abstract

Author(s)
Saunders, R.; Stidworthy, M.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2017, 180, 3, pp 77
Abstract

Studying personality in captive animals may enable the development of individual-based management decisions, which may improve animal welfare. Asiatic lions at London Zoo represent an opportunity to research an understudied species' response to new environments since they have experienced social...

Author(s)
Pastorino, G. Q.; Viau, A.; Curone, G.; Pearce-Kelly, P.; Faustini, M.; Vigo, D.; Mazzola, S. M.; Preziosi, R.
Publisher
Hindawi, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Medicine International, 2017, 2017, pp Article ID 6585380
Abstract

Despite having outcompeted the dog in popularity in UK, the cat has lived in close proximity to man for a relatively short period of time. This shorter period for domestication has affected the nature of the cat's level of domesticity, creating limitations on the behavioural flexibility that...

Author(s)
Hargrave, C.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
The Veterinary Nurse, 2018, 9, 7, pp 356-363
Abstract

A reduction in meat consumption is increasingly considered fundamental to a sustainable food system. This paper contributes to understanding how meat consumers enact 'meat reduction' in the context of their everyday lives, exploring the motivations, strategies and experiences of eating less meat....

Author(s)
Mylan, J.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Sustainability, 2018, 10, 7, pp 2307

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