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Is there a visitor effect on behaviour and enclosure use of mixed bird species in a zoo enclosure?
(University of Plymouth, 2012)
Potential visitor effects on captive animals are poorly understand, with most studies focused on non-human primates, it is an area of research which in recent years has become important as a way of understanding welfare ...
Environmental factors and patterns of behaviour in zoo-housed Sumatran tigers, Panthera tigris sumatrae
(University of Plymouth, 2010)
This study investigated how increased environmental predictability in captivity can impact upon animal behaviour. ‘Busyness’ was piloted as a method of measuring activity in relation to environmental factors and observations ...
Is there a visitor effect on Abyssinian Ground Hornbills (Bucorvus abyssinicus), Papuan Wreathed Hornbills (Aceros plicatus), Wrinkled Hornbills (Aceros corrugatus) and Toco Toucans (Ramphastos toco) in a captive zoo environment?
(University of Plymouth, 2008)
Research into the possible effects that zoo visitors have on the captive animals they come to visit is still relatively poorly understood. Most of the studies all ready completed have used non-human primate subjects, but ...