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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 ...