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Reproductive hormonal patterns in pregnant, pseudopregnant and acyclic captive African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus).
TLDR
Most females classed as pseudopregnant were found in female-only groups, suggesting that wild dogs are spontaneous ovulators, and suppression of reproduction in subordinates is likely to be behavioural rather than physiological. Expand
Maintaining the genetic health of putative Barbary lions in captivity: an analysis of Moroccan Royal Lions
TLDR
The status of the descendent population within zoos in Morocco and Europe is outlined, including all known pure-bred descendents from the Royal Palace collection, and founder representation is shown to be greater across European collections than the Moroccan collection. Expand
Prevalence of microbial parasites in captive animals across wildlife parks
TLDR
One of the first thorough investigations into distribution and prevalence of GI tract protists in wildlife parks in the UK is provided, enhancing awareness regarding what may constitute a normal eukaryotic component of the gut microbiome and aiding conservation efforts by examining the impact captivity has on an animal’s microbiome and potential implications this may have on their release. Expand