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Play bows represent a common, highly stereotyped behaviour across the genus Canis. However, much of what we know is limited to the wolf and its domestic derivative, the domestic dog. Here we continue to look at the function of play bows among subspecies/variants of Canis lupus by including the...

Author(s)
Byosiere, S. E.; Espinosa, J.; Smith, B. P.
Publisher
Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands
Citation
Behaviour, 2018, 155, 5, pp 369-388
Abstract

The eastern grass owl (Tyto longimembris) has a wide distribution through the Indian sub-continent, southern China, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and northern and eastern Australia. Despite this broad geographic range it has seldom been studied in the wild and little is known of its reproductive...

Author(s)
Dunlop, R.; Pain, P.
Publisher
European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, 2016, 4, 4, pp 169-173
Abstract

Conservation management typically focuses on protecting wildlife habitat that is linked to important behaviours such as resting, breeding or caring for young. However, development of conservation strategies of social species would benefit from inclusion of social dynamics, particularly for species...

Author(s)
Smith, H.; Frère, C.; Kobryn, H.; Bejder, L.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Animal Conservation, 2016, 19, 5, pp 462-471
Abstract

We examined the effects of regulating the viewing proximity of visitors and the intensity of visitor behaviour on behaviours indicative of fear and stress physiology of 15 zoo-housed little penguins (Eudyptula minor). A 2×2 factorial fully randomised design was used to examine the effects of...

Author(s)
Chiew, S. J.; Butler, K. L.; Sherwen, S. L.; Coleman, G. J.; Fanson, K. V.; Hemsworth, P. H.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 6, pp 285
Abstract

In a translocation programme, social interactions among released individuals can influence the tendency for the individuals to remain at the site where they have been released. Dispersal away from the region of release may reduce the success of a translocation because dispersing individuals may...

Author(s)
Ebrahimi, M.; Bull, C. M.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2014, 156, pp 94-104
Abstract

The Tasmanian devil is threatened with extinction by devil facial tumour disease (DFTD), a unique infectious cancer in which the tumour cells themselves, which derive from a single long-dead host devil, are the infective agent and the tumour is an infectious parasitic cell line. Transmission is...

Author(s)
Hamede, R. K.; McCallum, H.; Jones, M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Animal Ecology, 2013, 82, 1, pp 182-190
Abstract

Although some research suggests that dog-assisted therapy may be beneficial for people with dementia living in residential aged care facilities, the intervention has not been adequately investigated. To address this shortcoming, we conducted a randomized controlled trial of dog-assisted therapy...

Author(s)
Travers, C.; Perkins, J.; Rand, J.; Bartlett, H.; Morton, J.
Publisher
Berg Publishers, London, UK
Citation
Anthrozoös, 2013, 26, 2, pp 213-225
Abstract

The endangered Slater's skink (Liopholis slateri) is restricted to the river floodplain habitat of central Australia. It is an obligate burrower and creates complex, multientrance burrow systems in the mound of soil that builds up around the base of some shrubs and small trees. We provide detailed...

Author(s)
Fenner, A. L.; Pavey, C. R.; Bull, C. M.
Publisher
CSIRO, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Australian Journal of Zoology, 2012, 60, 2, pp 127-132
Abstract

Context. The deliberate accumulation of faeces or scats in one location is a common behaviour used for social signalling. The endangered pygmy bluetongue lizard, Tiliqua adelaidensis, is a solitary-living species that appears to use scats as social signals. Previous studies have found that these...

Author(s)
Fenner, A. L.; Bull, C. M.
Publisher
CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Wildlife Research, 2010, 37, 7, pp 582-587
Abstract

Dogs offer unique opportunities to study correlations between morphology and behavior because skull shapes and body shape are so diverse among breeds. Several studies have shown relationships between canine cephalic index (CI: the ratio of skull width to skull length) and neural architecture. Data...

Author(s)
McGreevy, P. D.; Georgevsky, D.; Carrasco, J.; Valenzuela, M.; Duffy, D. L.; Serpell, J. A.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2013, 8, 12, pp e80529

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